NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — For the last several weeks, salons like Harlow Salon on Music Row have struggled just to keep their business alive under COVID-19 closures.
Starting Monday May 25, hair salons can reopen under Mayor John Cooper's Roadmap to Reopening plan.
Harlow Salon has already been flooded with emails and phone calls from clients looking to get back on their calendar.
"I think it was 48 calls in just the last three hours," said Shana Hoy, one of the co-owners of Harlow.
Hoy says her stylists are prepared to pull long hours to get everyone back into the rotation.
"Every single one of my stylists said this morning that they’re working seven days a week, they will work 10-12 hours a day to get everybody in," said Hoy.
As their customers return, there will be different practices. Harlow Salon is limiting one customer and employee in each of their rooms, every stylist will wear a mask and gloves, will have their temperature checked and the salon's waiting room will remain closed.
"We just can’t have excess people in here, we can’t have the waiting rooms full," said Hoy.
There will be so much to do until they reopen, but when that first customer returns, Hoy predicts time will feel like it's standing still.
"I can’t wait to see them. It’s been such a long journey and I wish I could hug them but we’re going to have to give them an elbow," said Hoy.
Because of the Memorial Day holiday, Harlow Salon will reopen Tuesday, May 26.
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