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Hair and beauty salons in Las Vegas prepare to reopen with new strict guidelines

Board of Cosmetology releases new guidelines
Posted at 12:35 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 01:15:04-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Hair salons are still closed across the valley to help prevent spreading COVID-19. Now, many are preparing to reopen with new strict guidelines.

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The Nevada State Board of Cosmetology released their guidelines for getting back to work, and many hair and beauty salons will have to make several changes before they reopen.

Stylists are now asked to avoid using blow dryers, which could be a challenge when it comes to coloring and styling. Also, clients are asked to come in with their hair already clean and wet. Stylists are also asked to sanitize between every client and provide protective gear, including disposable capes, masks, and face shields.

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Some stylists are worried the new guidelines will force them to work longer hours and increase their prices.

"It's a little bit overwhelming the way they want us to open up," says Laura Leon, owner of Lala's Style. "I don't know if customers will be able to afford to get their hair done."

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