MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — Monday marked when hair salons would get the green light to open back up under Gov. Tim Walz’s phase two of reopening businesses in the state.
Salons can now take customers with precautions, such as implementing social distancing with a 25% capacity limit, in terms of each business’s fire code.
Locally, LIV Aveda Salon & Spa in Mankato says they have used the months of closure to prepare to safely bring customers back.
“So, we have additional handwash stations, touch-free faucets in the bathroom and a lot of separation areas. So, between the shampoos, pedicures and manicures, there is plastic between not only you and the service provider, but you and any other guest around you," LIV Aveda Salon & Spa co-owner Tim Tupy explained.
In addition, the salon is taking temperatures at the door and giving customers the option to check-in via its mobile app.
The State of Minnesota also requires all employees to wear masks and services must be made available by appointment with no walk-ins.