Hairdressing salons across the south west are opening and closing across the south-west as the state government's coronavirus regulations change.
BIBA Warrnambool has remained open with tight protocols including disinfecting all surfaces, removing magazines, staff wearing masks and distancing clients around the premises.
"I don't think anyone's doomsday prepping their hair," hairdresser Sheree Duncan laughed.
"People are really conscious about what's happening and what's happened.
"Some have cancelled their appointments, particularly our older clients who are under instruction from their GP.
"Most people are making their own choices about appointments, our clients sensible and understanding and we're still booked out all the time."
BIBA owner Mia Nicholson is doing everything in her power to give all her staff work amid growing uncertainty.
Deta Hair and Beauty and Black Crow Barbers owners Kyra Crow has closed the beauty side of her business and the barbers in Koroit.
"It's been very tricky," she said.
"We closed Black Crow because we can't monitor the people coming in as it was a walk-in salon. Black Crow was such a good thing that's just started but I'm sure it will again when opens.
"In Deta, we can put things into place and we know everyone coming through door. We're not taking walk-ins or new clients."
Tuesday will be the last day Deta will be fully staffed as Ms Crow begins operating the salon solely.
"I asked my staff what they wanted to do as I wanted each individual staff member to have the right to work," she said.
"Most of them said they were happy to not work and when everything's back to normal they will come back."
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For Ms Crow, she has been deeply impacted by losing her staff.
"I think more about my staff than anything else," she said.
"We're really good friends and it's tough to know we won't see each other through the week or how long this will last.
"Obviously I would hate for them to be in financial stress; nobody wants want people to suffer.
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