Hairdressers

Sirena

Registered User
Feb 27, 2018
2,240
Just back from the salon and it's a relief to have a good cut & colour after so long :) Lots of changes in place - customers are only allowed in at the time of their appointment, to reduce numbers in the salon. Customers and staff have to be masked at all times, and before there were 6 hairdressers but this has been reduced to just 2, with customers seated well away from each other. The gowns have been replaced with plastic aprons and the towels are now some sort of absorbent soft paper, and scissors, combs etc are sanitised after every use. Only one customer a time at the sinks, which are wiped down after use, and no coffee & biscuits served - customers to bring their own drinks and magazines in if required. The front & back doors were also kept open to allow a throughput of fresh air. It seems that they have done everything they can in terms of infection control and the only downside was that when blow drying my hair it got into the mask, which wasn't too pleasant, although I can't see how this could be avoided.

The salon was a big contrast to the two barber shops I passed on the way. Queues of mainly young men, outside and also sitting inside the shop, with no social distancing in place. The barbers were wearing face masks but the customers weren't! No doubt some of the customers were getting a haircut before heading to the pub for an afternoon of more social distancing :rolleyes:
Thanks for letting us know how it went, Louise. Must be great to have good hair again! It all sounds pretty much how it was explained to me when I booked.

I am asthmatic and not sure if I will be able to wear a mask (I have one, and am going to 'practice'). The govt guidance is that the stylist should wear a visor, but there is no need for either stylist or customer to wear a mask unless they want to.
 

Quite contrary

Registered User
Jan 5, 2020
102
Ilford, Essex
I don't go to the hairdressers, but today my daughter and I had a trip to the opticians to collect new glasses and then we had coffee and chocolate brownie. That was our first outing to a cafe since before lockdown and felt like a special occasion!
 

Mydarlingdaughter

Registered User
Oct 25, 2019
125
North East England UK
I have an appointment on Monday August 3. Its a very small salon, that mostly specialised in Lip plumpers. Apparently they have visors and masks, I will be asked to wear a mask, but I dont mind as I have a home made cotton one that I like wearing.
Sheilding will be over by then so I can do what everyone else is doing. I like the very short spiky cuts. I also like getting my eyebrows and ladybeard done with Threading, but apparently thats still not allowed.
 

Louise7

Registered User
Mar 25, 2016
2,265
Apparently they have visors and masks, I will be asked to wear a mask, but I dont mind as I have a home made cotton one that I like wearing.
I have my own cotton masks too but was glad that I wore a disposable 'surgical type' mask for the appointment (provided by the salon) as my hair was being coloured and the dye ended up all round the ear loops and also a dollop on the front of the mask!
 

Baker17

Registered User
Mar 9, 2016
637
I don't go to the hairdressers, but today my daughter and I had a trip to the opticians to collect new glasses and then we had coffee and chocolate brownie. That was our first outing to a cafe since before lockdown and felt like a special occasion!
I felt like that as well when I had my coffee and bacon roll in a cafe on Monday :)
 

MaNaAk

Registered User
Jun 19, 2016
2,277
Essex
I have an appointment on Monday August 3. Its a very small salon, that mostly specialised in Lip plumpers. Apparently they have visors and masks, I will be asked to wear a mask, but I dont mind as I have a home made cotton one that I like wearing.
Sheilding will be over by then so I can do what everyone else is doing. I like the very short spiky cuts. I also like getting my eyebrows and ladybeard done with Threading, but apparently thats still not allowed.
I'd like to know what threading is.

MaNaAk
 

Melles Belles

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Jul 4, 2017
425
South east
I think it’s still a trend to have thick eyebrows so some define or draw them on with an eyebrow pencil. Often with too dark a pencil and not very natural sometimes. Google scouse brow
 

canary

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Feb 25, 2014
12,914
South coast
I don't go to the hairdressers, but today my daughter and I had a trip to the opticians to collect new glasses and then we had coffee and chocolate brownie. That was our first outing to a cafe since before lockdown and felt like a special occasion!
OH and I went to our favourite tea shop today. It was OHs first outing since the lockdown . I booked one of the outside tables and we sat, ate lunch and watched the world go by. It felt unbelievably decadent.
 

Sarasa

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Apr 13, 2018
1,512
That sounds lovely @canary. I’ve visited the opticians and the dentists over the last week, but what I’m really looking forward to is the hairdressers on Tuesday. My husband says he likes my wild and woolly look, but it’s driving me mad.
Having had to cancel the meal out for my birthday we are hopi g to organise something for our son’s in August.
 

Beate

Registered User
May 21, 2014
12,013
London
I have my own cotton masks too but was glad that I wore a disposable 'surgical type' mask for the appointment (provided by the salon) as my hair was being coloured and the dye ended up all round the ear loops and also a dollop on the front of the mask!
Mine is getting coloured too and I have bought a few disposables for exactly that reason. The salon is providing them if needed, but they want a whole quid for them!
 

Laura40

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Dec 10, 2017
122
England
I think it’s still a trend to have thick eyebrows so some define or draw them on with an eyebrow pencil. Often with too dark a pencil and not very natural sometimes. Google scouse brow
I agree but there are lots of reasons these days. My mum has hers tattooed on following having cancer, makes her feel better.
 

Bikerbeth

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Feb 11, 2019
1,422
Bedford
That sounds lovely @canary. I’ve visited the opticians and the dentists over the last week, but what I’m really looking forward to is the hairdressers on Tuesday. My husband says he likes my wild and woolly look, but it’s driving me mad.
Having had to cancel the meal out for my birthday we are hopi g to organise something for our son’s in August.
Interesting - our Dentist is still working through the ‘in pain’ backlog which is fair enough and glad they are having priority. Just wondering if you were having check up or treatment.