Hairdressers remaining open report they're 'scared'

| 25.03,20. 10:23 PM |

Hairdressers remaining open report they're 'scared'

Brow & Lash Co,  Stephanie Romano and Kea Rogers said: "We're relieved to be closing today" (A Current Affair)

Sydney hairdresser Sarah Ghawi believes these restrictions are unrealistic (A Current Affair)

As of midnight tonight, beauty services will close but hairdressers will still be able to operate.

The tighter restrictions on daily life are a welcome relief for some business owners.

Speaking to A Current Affair, business partners and owners of Brow & Lash Co,  Stephanie Romano and Kea Rogers said: "We're relieved to be closing today and knowing that us and our staff and everybody involved can at least go home. We can try and do our best to close this virus off."

"We have no idea what's next. We have been told to close our business, but I have bills today, tomorrow... we may not reopen. Where do we get our income from now?" Ms Rogers added.

The pair have had to let 15 staff go as they close four salons across New South Wales and Victoria.

The future for hairdressers though is not as clear.

Currently, hairdressers are allowed to stay open but client haircuts and treatments must only take 30 minutes. The staff are also required to adhere to social distancing rules.

Sydney hairdresser Sarah Ghawi believes these restrictions are unrealistic and hair salons should close too.

"I am scared. I have a little baby at home, so to come to work and to do hair on someone - I don't know where they have been or who they've been in contact with. I am scared that I will catch the virus and take it home and continue to spread it."

"It is absolutely impossible and now with the new time limit it's pretty much saying 'shut your doors' because 30 minutes is no time at all. Our clients are here for anytime between two and three hours," Ms Ghawi told A Current Affair.


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