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North Naples salon prepares for big reopening with safety measures

Hair and nail salons and barbershops reopen Monday, and it’s a day many people have been waiting for – but there are some big changes.

Employees will be required to wear a mask while they cut your hair and some places will even take your temperature. That’s on top of the extra cleaning businesses must do.

At Air Bar Blowouts & Extensions salon in North Naples on Saturday, owners Tim and Heather Jackoboice and company were preparing their comeback story.

Salon employees must wear masks, and Air Bar is asking their customers to do the same. They’re also taking temperatures in preparation for the big reopening day.

Tim said he’s never been more ready to reopen his doors during his six years in business.

“We miss all of our clients right now,” Tim said. “We miss them like family. So we were excited to hear that we can open back up on Monday.”

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced hair salons, nail salons and barbershops can reopen on Monday, but they must follow the rules.

“We have to wear masks, gloves and have appointments by appointment only,” Tim said. “The governor doesn’t want any walk-ins or lines out the door.”

Air Bar wants to go above and beyond. They’ll ask customers to wear a mask and take temperatures.

Heather said they want their customers to feel comfortable.

“I probably have well over 100 people now that we have our opening date,” Heather said. “So we are so excited, and they are going to be so excited. My phone was blowing up yesterday as soon as it was announced.”

She wants customers to feel their best after leaving their business.

“People are really looking forward to just being able to pamper themselves a little,” Heather said.

The owners said that depending on demand, they’ll extend hours of operation to accommodate social distancing.

“People are going to expect a lot from us in return, and we are doing everything we can and more,” Tim said. “And we are excited to welcome them back to Air Bar.”

Reporter:Nicole Gabe
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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