Dubbo hairdressers are set to be inundated with inquiries in the lead-up to lockdown easing if the experience of a neighbouring town is any indicator.
Stay-at-home orders were lifted at Narromine on Saturday after keeping people away from salon scissors and foils for six weeks.
The government's road map to reopening charts some freedoms being restored to fully-vaccinated people, including hair salons reopening, when the state reaches 70 per cent double-dose vaccination against COVID.
The state is tracking to reach the target on October 11.
Dubbo MP Dugald Saunders said in the lead-up to an earlier relaxation of restrictions at specific local government areas, the work of getting locks back in order emerged as a key issue.
"Honestly, when Narromine came out on the weekend, I had from last week, from about Wednesday as people were saying will Narromine come out, and I reckon I had 15 hairdressers at Narromine," Mr Saunders said on Monday.
"I wouldn't have thought there would be that many there, but every hairdresser came out of the woodwork saying 'Can I be open, can I be open?'.
"So it is a massive one, to be honest, and it just gives people some certainty knowing they can plan."
Mr Saunders said hairdressers who did not want to have stress about "choosing vaxxed or unvaxxed" didn't have to reopen at the 70 per cent mark.
The plan for the 80 per cent threshold lays out removing caps on customer numbers for personal services such as hairdressers, although they remain subject to the one person per four square metre rule.
"But you know once [the state] get[s] to 80 per cent, which will only be a couple of weeks down the track, you can plan on having an uncapped ability to open," Mr Saunders said.
"So it might be worthwhile from that monetary position, it might be more worthwhile then.
"But you've still going to have to be double vaccinated to go to the hairdresser or work as a hairdresser, that's the reality."
From December 1, unvaccinated people are able to reintegrate with society when the "four-square-metre" distancing rule reverts to two square metres.
Almost all remaining restrictions will ease at this point, including on all gatherings, all business, office, hospitality and entertainment settings and all weddings, funerals and religious services.