Calls growing to reopen salons in Michigan

Posted at 10:56 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 22:58:07-04

(WXYZ) — Tonight salons across Michigan want to know when they can reopen. There are growing calls for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to allow salons to safely reopen as business owners say they are ready.

"We’re ready to go. Whenever she tells us we’re ready, we’re ready," said Anne Skowronek with Style the Salon West Bloomfield.

Right now Michigan is the only state in the country where salons remain fully closed. Skowronek, with Style the Salon in West Bloomfield, says she doesn’t understand why.

"It’s possibly maybe we’re in closer proximity and because we have a big flow of clients coming through our salon, that maybe she’s a little but cautious because of that," she said.

Whitmer is hoping by the 4th of July holiday weekend, she can allow salons to open up again safely.

But Skowronek says her salon has taken preventative measures to ensure her clients are safe.

"We have all the disinfectants ready for the salon," Skowronek. "We have a thermometer when they walk through the door we will be testing their temperature. We will be asking customers to come in with a mask and if they do t have one of course we will have masks for them."

She says it’s not just her but other owners who say they should’ve been allowed to open when the governor allowed dentists to reopen.

"I’ve actually spoke to a couple of my clients who are dentists and they thought the same thing too," Skowronek added.

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