Barbershops will be closed by the state of Texas until May

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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - Fellas Men's Haircuts owner Hal Hinton could see the closure of his Sherman barbershop coming weeks in advance, and decided to make the most of his last day open until next month.

"We saw the writing on the wall, and when Governor Abbott put it up yesterday, I knew it was feast or famine so we got to get as much as we can, as fast as we can," said Hinton.

The new order handed down from Governor Greg Abbott says all barbershops, cosmetologists, and massage therapists must close by 12:01 a.m. April 2nd.

Hinton has 17 customers booked all the way through midnight, to get as many people in to get their last haircut for a while.

"It was a snap-decision but it was something that I knew was coming," said Hinton.

He said after he closes, he plans to do a deeper clean than usual.

"The fabrics are pretty much going to be destroyed. We'll have to get new stuff, new aprons, new fabrics to put over the chairs," said Hinton.

Over at Bro's House of Fades in Sherman, seven barbers there will be temporarily without a job.

Owner Carlos Diaz says they have had to tell everyone who has made an appointment in April to reschedule.

"Everybody's just getting canceled and again, its an inconvenience on everyone but there's not much we can do, its out of everyone's hands. Even with the governor making this call, its with the general public's best interest in mind," said Diaz.

While the executive order might be bad for business, Diaz and Hinton agree putting customers at risk isn't worth it.

"Its just one of those things we have to do. We have to do our part if we want to be good citizens of Sherman and the U.S.," said Hinton.

To find out what businesses are considered essential, follow the link below:
www.tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/