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Wilson County salon gets power just in time for reopening day

Posted at 8:14 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 21:14:48-04

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Severe weather knocked out the power for one Wilson County salon, but that didn’t stop them from opening up Wednesday for the first time in weeks.

Wilson County is one of 89 other counties in Tennessee now allowing for salons and barbershops to reopen.

Todd Anthony and Cheri Hefner had today marked on their calendar as the official day, so they picked up a generator fully expecting to have to cut outside if need be.

“We called all our clients and explained that we may have to cut your hair outside. They were all fine with it, as long as they got their cut,” said Hefner.

Thankfully that wasn’t the case when both stylists arrived to see the lights turn back on. They had been without power since Sunday.

“It’s been good to get back into the groove of things today,” said Anthony.

At the door, a sign explains the essentials you need if you plan on getting a cut. Everyone from the stylist to the customer needs a mask. Beyond that, customers have been asked to wait in their car, until they get the call to enter the salon.

“It’s only one person per stylist in the salon. No children and nobody can come in with you. You have to be by yourself,” said Hefner.

You’ll notice stations are now at least 6 feet apart and if you don’t have a mask, one can be provided.

It may make the day longer, but for these stylists they know it’s either this or staying back at home.

The shop is only one block from the county line into Davidson county, making it an easy stop for anyone in search of a quick cut. Cheri understands that it could mean more business and more clients crossing the county line, but she urges everyone to have patience.

“Wait for them, because they are waiting on you. This is our livelihood. This is what we do for money...Do what you have to do because they are eager to get back to work and want you in their chair,” said Cheri.

Todd Anthony Salon is accepting appointments, but say they’re limited for time with only two stylists working at the salon at time.