We’re Open: Barbershops get back to offering cuts to clients
Barbershops are back open and News 12’s Jessica Cunnington visited two shops in the Bronx to see what the whole new experience looks like.
Longtime customers stepped into the Barber Factory in Edenwald for the first time in months, but say they almost didn’t recognize it.
Employees were suited up in personal protective equipment, checked temperatures, and had Plexiglas partitions between stations.
Extensive cleaning also takes place after each client.
Nestor Lebron has owned the barbershop for 12 years and says he had been planning the Phase 2 reopening since the shutdown started.
In Riverdale, Davey Cuts is also open, but when you arrive for your appointment the door will be locked until they’re done cleaning and ready for you.
Owner Davey Castillo is also welcoming back clients with a temperature check, a mask if they need one, and is only scheduling two employees to work at a time.
Both Lebron and Castillo completed a free, virtual COVID-19 certification course by Barbicide about infection control.
They tell News 12 they haven’t been given concrete information about how any of the reopening guidelines will be enforced, but they say they’ve done everything they can do and look forward to adjusting even more in the future.