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Wisconsin hair salons weigh opening for business

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SUPERIOR, WI -- Some Wisconsin hair salons are back to work while others have decided to take their time reopening after the State Supreme Court blocked the state's "Safer at Home" order Wednesday night.

In Superior we found a barbershop that decided to open; however, the owner didn't want to do an interview explaining their decision to open.

The salon next door, Salon on 59th, told us they are waiting to reopen.

Owner Pat Johnson spent the day brainstorming what he thinks is the safest way to open his doors.

He said when he does eventually open, he will have all his employees wearing facemasks and gloves, along with giving them more time between appointments for cleaning.

He added he would rather be safe than sorry, so he's waiting to hear more guidance from the governor.

"Well, we would like to open up. I think we're prepared, but on the other hand, I think we are on the more cautious side because we don't want the people here to get sick or the people coming in to get sick. It's a scary deal," Johnson said.

Meanwhile, Minnesota's Governor Tim Walz announced Wednesday that hair salons and barber shops can't open until June 1.

Brianna Honer owns the Colour Lounge in Duluth.

She said she has some mixed feelings about Wisconsin's versus Minnesota's rulings.

"It's very discouraging to know that just over the bridge they're able to open up and conduct business, but I and also glad for them," Honer said.

Honer added that she'll be taking extra precautions once she does open, and she's excited to get back to work.

Meteorologist Alex Libby

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