OROVILLE, Calif. - Barbershops and salons have been deemed non-essential businesses by the state of California, so what happens if they close again?
"Just due to the fact that last time it happened so quickly," said Cory Nichols, a barber with Fadez Three-O in Oroville. "It was just kind of, I don't know, kind of out of nowhere."
During the first shutdown, all non-essential businesses were forced to close. Customers were shocked too.
"We were all getting messages, calls all kinds of stuff trying to get in, get haircuts and we weren't able to take care of people," said Nichols.
He posted on his Facebook saying, "Taking appointments before the next lockdown."
"Last time I just kicked back I didn't really mind it," said Nichols. "You can only do that for so long and still have bills."
One customer, Colt Huston, says barbershops are needed, even in a pandemic.
"Since this whole pandemic started it's been rough trying to find work because you can't, you know, looking for a job not shaved and your hair all messed up. It's tough."
Fadez Three-O was following all county guidelines, but if the doors close?
"If we don't have people in our chairs," said Nichols. "We don't have incomes."