Personally I think these should be among the last businesses to open up, along with gyms. I these are the very businesses I'm dying to get back to. I've heard from some individual places where I live (with no date yet as to when they'll open up) as to the changes they plan to implement. Things like temperatures taken before you go in. Everyone in masks. No more than a certain number in the place at one time, and of course 6 feet apart. It will certainly change how a lot of these places do business. My nail person works alone so she' won't have any issues with the number of people in her place. Hairdressers, not so sure. My hairdresser would overlap customers at times. No way he can do that any more. And I'm sure the number of customers one operator can have during a day will be limited. I wonder how many will start to work part time out of their homes.
Texas hair,nail and tanning salons can open tomorrow by appointment only...1 customer per stylist.Gyms can open on May 18.
The gym I go to closed down before our governor even issued a stay at home order and started closing businesses down. They didn't want to be "that place" where people got sick. It's an independently owned gym. They are talking about opening in phases, with lots of restrictions. Some of the trainers have said they don't want to go back to the gym even after it opens as they don't want to be around that many people. I really don't know how a gym is going to open safely, and still keep all of their members.
And while one customer per stylist sounds good, it depends on the salon. How close are the chairs? How many shampoo bowls? Will you be right next to someone there? I wonder how many stylists might start working out of their homes in order to make up the number of bookings they might lose with all of the new restrictions that should be in place.
When you do venture out to the Salon, what do you think will make you feel safe? Comfortable ? Uncomfortable?
What I know right now is ..
1 client at a time 1 person only, no family or friends tagging along wait in your car until called in no magazines no coffee/tea/water 6' apart from any other stylists sanitize station between clients masks for both (in the middle of the night I was worried about a client forgetting a mask and me running out of the disposable ones) my light bulb moment, I'll give them a towel to cover their face, we have hundreds of them!
Jae since you asked - I would make no exception to the mask rule. No mask no service. Personally I would be afraid to go to a hair salon now as much as I would love to. That is me. Each person must follow their own gut. Keep Safe! Marie
The salon I go to is small, just the owner and a 2nd stylist on weekends. I can’t remember the last time there was anyone else in the salon but me. I would like to see hand washing between clients, wipe down after every client, stylist wearing a mask, client wearing a mask unless stylist needs to see the hairstyle then replace mask, no magazines, no chairs to wait inside, phone or text notification otherwise stay in car.
I can’t remember what station I was watching, but they showed a fairly large salon, every other station in use, mask wearing by everyone, it looked like it would be efficient and safe.
I initially thought I wouldn’t go back right away, but if done right I would go back sooner rather than later. I just get a wash, cut and dry so I’m not there for an extended length of time.
I think there is only one hair salon open in my small town and right now I would not feel comfortable going to any of them.We have a Great Clips also and since they never made appointments before although there are usually only 1 or 2 stylists at the most in there I just wonder if for those checking in online if they will have them wait out in their cars.I don't see them opening for quite awhile.I don't know how the others are planning on doing it.
Our state, Connecticut is supposed to start opening up about May 20th. Appointment only, max capacity of 50%; Face masks and gloves for stylists and patrons; Equipment must be sanitized after each patron; Chairs 6 ft. apart if possible otherwise physical barriers between chairs; NO BLOW DRYING (my emphasis); Limit conversations.