With many of us becoming more and more hirsute as a result of lockdown, hair salons and barbers must surely be among the most in-demand businesses now that restrictions have lifted.
It has certainly been a busy couple of weeks for Sunshine Hair & Beauty of Wentworth Falls, which opened up on the very first day of 'freedom', Monday, October 11.
"It was so nice to be able to open up to all our regular clientele, we missed having them in the salon," said owner Michelle Fontanot. "Everyone has been so happy and grateful to be able to have their hair done again. I have had no problems with everyone following the government regulations.
"Without our loyal clientele we wouldn't have a business to open up again."
And Sunshine Hair & Beauty has not just been concentrating on its clients' hair needs. Fontanot has found that the salon's Bioline skin care product range has been particularly popular.
"I think our clients want to help support us, and also want to improve their skin after being in masks for so long," she said.
Sunshine Hair & Beauty is at Shop 7 and 8, 38 Station Street, Wentworth Falls. The salon is open 9am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 8pm on Thursdays, and 9am to 2pm on Saturdays.