Hairdressers set to reopen

SOME hairdressers and beauty salon operators are calling on the NSW Government to scrap client limits to be imposed under the State’s roadmap to freedom but most in Canterbury Bankstown are only too happy to open their doors from this Monday and follow public health orders.

All venues will need to abide by a one person per four square metre rule. In addition to the restriction, hair and beauty salons have been told they can only see five clients at a time. Already booked out until the end of January, Punchbowl’s House of Hair Extensions will have no problem limiting the number of clients inside the salon.
“Clients will also have to provide a negative test result when they arrive,” Skye said.
“We are not taking any chances.”
To-be Hair Skin and Body Padstow owner Jo is excited to be opening next week, after celebrating 13 years in Padstow last week, but says it will be a challenge limiting client numbers.
“I have over 80 on the waiting list and it’s going to put pressure on my staff as most people want a colour and a cut,” she said.
“People are desperate to visit their salon again but the first two weeks when numbers need to be limited will definitely be tricky.”
Likewise George and Lucy Trippas of Hair Appeal and Beauty Connection in Revesby, cannot understand why client numbers need to be limited for those who operate a large salon.
“I have a friend who employs 20 staff so limiting numbers to five is not very practical,” George said.
“But we’re definitely thrilled, our phones have been going crazy; we feel so blessed living in Australia and will do what we must to abide by regulations.”
Belmore’s Fade City Barbershop’s Adam says number limits will be no problem as he only employs three barbers and operates on a booking basis.
“If we get any walk-ins, they will just have to wait outside,” he said.