Letter to Governor Abbott Regarding Salons and Barbers

May 6, 2020

We have received numerous phone calls and emails regarding the opening of beauty salons, barber shops and similar cosmetic services. The owners of these extremely small businesses are fully trained in safety procedures nd are required to do training regarding sanitation and hygiene to receive their licenses.

While we realize that the operator and the client will be in very close contact, both individuals can wear protective equipment, essentially being no different than picking up an order from someone at a retail establishment or going to a dentist appointment.

We all know that Texas is not a one size fits all state. What is effective for Austin, Dallas or Houston is most likely not effective in small rural communities.  We would ask that you please reconsider the opening of beauty salons, barber shops and other cosmetic services, if not across all f Texas, at least in rural communities that have entered Phase 2 of reopening Texas.

Thank you for your consideration of our request.  We appreciate the leadership you are providing for our great state and if we can be of assistance please let us know.

State Rep. Ken King

State Rep. Kyle Kacal

State Rep. Drew Darby

State Rep. Ernest Bailes

State Rep. Travis Clardy