"We heard it wasn't going to be on until about five," said Jason Reader. "So we didn't want to sit around the house with no radio and tv."
People like Reader and his wife, flooded the restaurants and rest stops lucky enough to dodge the outages, trying to get away from the headaches they caused.
"We figured we'd get out and about," Reader said.
The "open" sign at the Sports Clips in Bryant wasn't lit up, but stylists sat waiting and ready for customers.
"This is our busiest day," said stylist Brittany Manis.
The chain founded by a veteran caters to them and works very closely with the VFW to make sure veterans have a special day of pampering on veterans day.
Donations were to be raised and MVP packages handed out for free.
"We were all pumped had a big staff for the volume and we had to send most of them home because we're just sitting around waiting for the lights."
Not many would brave a hair-cut, even a free one, in the dark and so the seats sat empty.
But employees decided to extend their veterans day special and will try again on Monday.
"Since we weren't able to show our support today," Manis said. "We will definitely be showing our support tomorrow."
As entergy projected just before five officials said the majority of power was restored to the customers in that area.