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What you can expect as nail salons reopen in Kern County

Nail Salons reopen in California
Posted at 6:17 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 09:17:08-04

BAKERSFIELD, CA.  — Today nail salons will begin seeing clients again after receiving state guidelines to reopen.

“I’ve probably received texts every week from my clients since this started," said Felicia Rodriguez, a local beautician.

Personal care services were some of the first industries to close and now they are one of the last to open.

“I believe we are one of the last ones to open because we are in such close contact with lashes, nails, face," said Rodriguez. "Barbers and hair stylists can have their clients face away."

Nail salons will have to follow strict new guidelines including 6 feet of social distancing, mandatory masks for clients and staff, one-time-use towels or pillows, and no waiting area.

“Everything we use is medical grade which means its bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal - it cleans everything," said Rodriguez.

Most local nail salons are already booked for the first day back open and are asking clients to call ahead of time to schedule an appointment in order to avoid too many people inside the salon at once.