“Today we have people who have been waiting for weeks while others are coming now so they can look good for Christmas because you never know what will happen next,” Remi Thor told Reuters, a hairdresser from the center of Paris.
A hairdresser from J-Coiffeur in western Paris said that despite their online reservation system, people showed up without a reservation anyway and lined up outside.
“Under the current rules, they cannot wait inside,” he said.
Paris deputy mayor Emmanuel Grégoire told FranceInfo Radio that the mayor, Anne Hidalgo, will speak with retail organizations to allow them to open on Sundays to make up for lost sales. “2020 will be a catastrophic year for everyone, but to limit the damage, December will be crucial,” he said.
The government has already allowed stores to open until 9 p.m. so that they can receive more customers despite the number limits in stores.