City Limits Hair Studio faces pandemic changes


City Limits first opened on Main Street in Clarks Summit, then moved to 1133 South Abington Road in Clarks Summit. The salon has been in existence for over 30 years and its stylists have 100 years of experience.

The studio has experienced unique challenges due to COVID-19. The closure created difficulties not only for the company, but also for its clients, who could not get their hair done.

City Limits Hair Studio has been closed for over 3 months, but since reopening it has resumed operations.

“It was worrying not knowing if we were going to keep the business alive,” said owner Sandra Pagnani. “When we reopened it was very crowded and people needed their hair done. In the winter it was slower than usual, but then the vaccine came out and there was an increase in business. I’m glad we survived and the business is thriving.

The salon offers haircuts for men, women and children. The stylists also do hair color for men and women, foils and highlights, facial hair removal, perms and Brazilian brushings. Wedding packages are also available.

She also sells hair products, including shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, foams and gels.

The hair salon had to put in place many changes when it reopened.

For example, clients had to wait outside before their appointment and then call to say they were there. When they got inside, their temperature was taken and the customer had to use hand sanitizer.

The waiting area has been removed and each stylist has worked on one client’s hair at a time.

A stylist moved her station for social distancing. Other stylists were separated by a sheet of plastic.

The sinks were also separated by a plastic sheet.

Chairs, sinks, brushes and combs were disinfected after each client.

The client was shielded from the receptionist.

“I understood the changes made by the show,” said client Patrick O’Neill. “It was okay and I was glad they took the necessary precautions.”

“I couldn’t have my hair cut and when City Limits reopened I was able to have my hair cut, including my spikes,” said client Krista Brickle.

“I felt out of place,” said stylist Kathleen Nasar, who has worked at City Limits for over 30 years. “I thought the shutdown was only going to last 2 weeks, but it continued.”

City Limits Hair Studio is closed Sunday and Monday. It is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. On Saturdays, it is open from 8:30 am. at 14h. Call for an appointment at 570-587-1351.


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