- Feb 27, 2018
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.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
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.