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Long wait times for customers as salons, barbers reopen in Arizona

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Posted at 11:53 AM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 21:04:05-04

PHOENIX — As salons and barbershops reopen their doors, they've been met with long wait times as many people around the Valley look forward to a sense of normalcy.

Friday marks the first day that these types of businesses are able to open back up for business amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Chain stores, like Great Clips, and even small businesses are showing wait times up to several hours long, or even booked with appointments for the day. Many people looking to make appointments say they online "waiting rooms" have even filled up, only allowing the option to walk in.

Salons will be adhering to safety guidelines outlined by Governor Ducey during a press conference last week. The new modifications reportedly include limited occupancy inside the businesses and additional safety protocols.

Retail stores have already started to reopen with limited services and restaurants will begin to open dining rooms starting Monday.