After prepping for weeks, Twirl Hair Salon excited to finally reopen

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) – With the start of Phase 2 Monday, comes the reopening of hair salons. Many of which have been prepping for weeks.

When we last checked in with “Twirl” Hair Salon in Smithfield, the owner was looking for detailed information from the state about Phase 2 health and safety requirements.

She says that guidance finally came this past Thursday evening. She says she tried to plan ahead as much as possible despite the unknowns and she can now say she’s excited and will be read to reopen on Tuesday.

“We didn’t know – you know – how many people could be in the building, so therefore we didn’t start booking clients because we didn’t know how many customers we could have. We didn’t know how we were going to be able to book staff, so that was really difficult. And we also didn’t know what services we were going to be able to provide.” Said, Sarah Turcone, Owner of Twirl Hair Studio.

She says they’ll be operating at about 30 percent capacity in Phase 2, but they may be able to increase that capacity by providing services in a tent outside the building.

Appointments are already filling up.

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