Businesses considered non-essential scramble to make appointments ahead of Saturday closure

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Phones are ringing off the hook at hair salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors as customers scramble to make appointments before those businesses close Saturday night.

Waves Hair Salon in Smithtown is not a business where employees can work from home, and is not considered an essential business, so by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's orders, they must close Saturday by 8 p.m.

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The Waves salon is among two owned by Fred Materra, with the other located in Sayville. Materra says while he hopes the closure doesn't last long, he worries for his clients, employees and whether his businesses can survive the financial fallout.

At The Frame Center in Smithtown, which has been open for more than 40 years, closing now is tough, because its owner says this is the busiest time of year for him.

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