FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - After months of waiting, people in Fort Wayne didn't waste any time setting up appointments with their beauticians and barbers.
Jaylin Bennett said there's nothing like a fresh haircut.
"I can't even put it into words, don't get me started. It's just not being able to be presentable. It affects me in sales too because I like to be at my best even when I'm at work so this is going to help me a lot," Bennett said.
He's been waiting months for this moment and to hear this sound.
His barber, Anthony Washington, is the co-owner of Precision Cuts and since the opening, a lot of people are trying to get in.
Because of that, adjustments are being made.
"The average appointment is a half-hour give or take depending on what they are doing to their hair. We stretched those out to once an hour," Washington said.
This gives the barbers time to disinfect in between customers, and limit the number of people inside at a time much like hairstylist Neco Beasley, owner of House of Neco Salon and Boutique.
There's no waiting room. Customers have to call in advance and wait in the car.
"Here at the house of Neco we have a thermometer where we take everyone's temperature as they enter and we have our COVID-19 safe client waiver form that everyone has to fill out," Beasley said.
As long as she can do it safely Sylvia Page was not going to miss the opportunity.
"It was a struggle. The first two weeks weren't bad, but after that it was like oh my gosh I need to get in the hair salon and get my hair done. I was doing it myself. It made due because I didn't have to go anywhere but it was so good to get back in the chair," Page said.