Mario Guleryuz isn't waiting for the power to turn back on to open his business, .
And a few clients don't mind the inconvenience, either.
"It's OK. I don't care if I don't get my hair blow-dried," one client texted Guleryuz Monday morning, as he stood outside the salon, located at 2068 Black Rock Turnpike.
Up and down the town's commercial corridor, parking lots remain relatively empty and owners stood outside their stores, many on their cell phones.
"I can do cuts," Guleryuz said. "How about a cold-water wash?" he joked.
Guleryuz said he's been calling clients all morning to tell them that his salon is still without power. Power is out, his landline does not work and cell service is spotty. "Some of them can't even get out," he said of his clients.
Others, like the one who doesn't mind leaving with wet hair, are game. "A few want their hair done regardless," he said, noting that this is the time of year when kids go back to school and many parents return to work after summer vacations. It's cash only, of course.
Guleryuz, a Shelton resident, bought A.C. Hair in January of this year. It has been in business for about 50 years.
He said he spent yesterday evening cutting up felled trees in his yard with a chainsaw. "It was fun, actually," he said.