IRVINE, Calif. - Nail salons in California won’t reopen until phase three of Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan, but many business owners are already preparing for how they will take in customers when they are given the green light.
Tracy Pham, the owner of Images Luxury Nail Lounge in Irvine, showed FOX 11 the new safety protocols they are implementing to keep both employees and customers safe.
“We would like all of our customers to make an appointment before they come in,” Pham explained.
As soon as customers come in, they will be asked questions to determine that they are healthy. They will also have their temperature checked and be asked to wash their hands prior to getting any services performed.
The salon added partitions between each pedicure and manicure station to ensure customer safety as well as between the nail technician and the customer. The technicians will also wear masks and protective face shields when interacting with customers.
Nail salons are included in Newsom's phase three of California's reopening, included in the "higher risk" category. Although there currently isn't a set date for phase three companies to reopen, businesses are encouraged to begin preparing to meet the reopening requirements.