Cushing Nail Salon Works To Make Customers Feel Safe Upon Reopening

Wednesday, May 6th 2020, 4:59 pm
By: Amelia Mugavero

CUSHING, Oklahoma -

A Nails Salon is open for business for the first time since March and as they serve customers they're also using extreme methods to try and keep everyone safe from COVID-19.

As look around A Nails Salon you'll see plastic walls and partitions separating each work station for both manicures and pedicures. ​

Owner Mindy Vo says the CDC's IS only requiring PEOPLE to wear masks but she wanted to take safety one step further. ​

"I know they said to social distance -- but that is really us for us because the tables are already set up next to each other," Vo explained to News on 6. ​

Vo says all this equipment cost almost 2 thousand dollars - but she says you can't put a price on safety.​

Annae Imhoff is a regular customer and tells me the barriers make her feel more comfortable. ​"So now that we are finally able to get out it definitely makes us feel safer knowing that they are putting in so many precautions that they are able to continue their business and we are able to get out nails done," Imhoff said, "and so them putting in these extra measures makes it easier for us to decide to come back."​​

Customers who have appointments here will get their own face mask, and then they have to fill out a form acknowledging the risk and if you have any COVID symptoms - not just to keep customers safe but employees as well. Vo says she posted photos of her safely equipment on social media and even inspired other nail salons to take similar precautions.​ 

"A lot of people come in and it really appreciate what I'm doing for the town for the customer. I am so happy to do all that," Vo said. ​

Vo told News on 6 she did not have to lay off any employees while the salon was closed.