OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — If you're one of the people trying to get rid of unwanted hair, Waxing the City near 33rd and Farnam is open.
"Waxing the city as a brand is all about taking the taboo out of waxing," said owner Anne Evert, "Everybody has hair, some people don't like it and that's okay with us. You can keep it, or you can get rid of it, and we're okay with both."
They closed during April and part of May due to COVID-19. Ever since they reopened, they've been pretty busy.
"We actually had more new clients this year than last year too, so I think people were just really excited to get out of their house, even if it was for a little rip," Evert said.
Evert says especially because her business requires them to touch customers, she made sure everything was sanitized between clients.
"We are required to clean after every single client, everything they touch in that room, and we always wear gloves for our waxing services anyway, so the only thing that really changed is wearing masks for every client," Evert said. "They do switch them for each client, and the cloth ones, they spray with 99 percent alcohol and let them dry before they use them again. As far as being a contact business, we did install a bunch of hand sanitizer pumps all over the studio. We have hand sanitizer in every room anyway, but more access to cleaning procedures. I did order Mark 11 Cleaning Procedures Protocols too, which is a germ killer. It's pretty aggressive."
Evert says customers who were already booked for April were rescheduled for late May or June. As they continue playing catch up, she says people shouldn't worry about overcrowding as she extended appointment times to ensure clients wouldn't overlap.
"So the capacity is 25 or 50 percent - 25 clients or 50 percent," Evert said. "We never have that many people anyway. We only have one studio coordinator on, myself, who is the managing owner when I come in, and then we have six rooms. So overall that's maybe tops, 15."