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.
Great Clips has placed special markers in their waiting rooms (cleared of chairs), set a limit on the amount of customers in the salon. Currently, salon nearest me has an estimated 3-hour wait. After two hour wait, online check-in is suspended. All stylists wearing masks. pic.twitter.com/yPj1jWAOiO— Josh Frigerio, ABC15 (@JoshFrigerio) May 8, 2020
Retail stores have already started to reopen with limited services and restaurants will begin to open dining rooms starting Monday.