“We’re taking every precaution because this is definitely getting out of hand,” said Carly Silva, who manages a salon in Jersey City, New Jersey, for the Bishops Cuts/Color chain. “But we’re in an industry where we can’t work from home.”

Silva, like other stylists interviewed for this story, said her shop is sanitizing surfaces multiple times a day and urging employees who feel ill to stay home.

For customers willing to venture out, she’s offering $25 coronavirus blowout and buzz-cut specials. A few customers have already taken advantage of it, she said.

“Even though they might not want to go outside, people still want to look their best. They know that we are safe and clean,” she said.