If you've been itching for a haircut in YYC, you're going to have to keep waiting. The government of Alberta announced on Tuesday, May 13 that Calgary's relaunch will be delayed, even as the rest of Alberta has started opening since Wednesday, May 14. This means you aren't getting that much-needed haircut until at least May 25.\nAccording to the Government of Alberta relaunch guidelines, most retail businesses and museums will begin to welcome the public on May 14, as was previously announced.\nBut due to the number of COVID-19 cases that are still getting confirmed in Calgary and the town of Brooks, the province made a last-minute decision to put those two towns on a different relaunch schedule than the rest of the province.\nAs a result, residents of Calgary and Brooks won't be able to go to hair salons or barbershops until May 25 at the earliest.\nAnd even then, the experience won't be the same. A lot of precautions will need to be taken, as advised by the government.\nFor example, the requirement of maintaining a distance of six feet between all customers means that salons can only take a few clients at a time.\nAnd there is way more clean-up, so this puts on additional time constraints on the whole operation of running a salon.\nNarcity spoke to the manager of Lather Hair Salon in Calgary, Cassandra Park, who said that they were just accepting appointments from a waitlist of clients before the date for relaunch got pushed back.\nShe expects her salon to get really busy when they're finally allowed to open their doors. "People have been waiting over 2 months to get appointments," she said.\nPark added that she expects a "huge demand" going forward as there are a number of people wanting to get their hair cut right away.\nSo this will naturally keep the coming month fairly busy for them, she said.\nShe anticipates that an entire group of people who might have been hesitant to go in for an appointment early on would then want to get their hair done as well.\nSince they can't take as many clients as they used to for any given day, Park expects that the salon will "will definitely be busy for weeks to come."\nView this post on Instagram Hello friends of The Beverly! As I am sure you have heard, the decision has been made for salons in Calgary to remain closed until the 25th of May. We miss you so much! When more details become available, we will reach out again to begin the booking process. Rest assured that your appointment requests are safely in queue and we will be back soon! We are doing our best to answer your many questions so please be patient with us as we navigate this new challenge. Don’t forget we have so many solutions on our online store! Link in Bio! Free shipping over $50.00! Curdside pick up available. A post shared by YYC Hair Salon (@thebeverly.salon) on May 14, 2020 at 4:46pm PDT\nNarcity also spoke to Beverly Robertson, the owner of The Beverly Hair Salon in the city. She said that the "demand for appointments is overwhelming."\nRobertson also reported receiving tons of new client requests. The salon had no idea that the province was going to push up their reopening date, she said, so they had to make a bunch of quick appointment changes to fit everyone in.\nOne stylist had to move 50 appointments after hearing of the relaunch delay. Even then, Robertson is not "100% confident" the May 25 date is going to stick.\nSo if you're over impromptu at-home haircuts, there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel for you.\nBut you're going to have to move fast because other Calgarians have already been taking up the sought-after slots.