Bay Area hair salons, tattoo parlors rush to meet customer demand ahead of shutdown


WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) — With the early shutdown looming in Contra Costa County, many personal service businesses are rushing to accommodate customers.

“It was crazy,” said Gina deLuca, a hairstylist at Salon Hanover, after the announcement was made on Friday for the county to preemptively enter into the new stay-at-home order. “Our phones were blowing up.”

She said they opened at 6 a.m. on Saturday and plan to do the same on Sunday, trying to pack in as many clients as possible.

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“We spent all this money on plexiglass and upgrades on the salon. It sucks,” she said.

Customer Lena Takahashi was able to secure an appointment on Saturday.

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