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What To Look For In A Coronavirus-Safe Hair Salon

by Ellen Lucas

In the wake of COVID-19, hair salons and barbershops were some of the first businesses allowed to open. Thankfully, most salons are very good at taking care of their customers and employees. Here are a few things to look for in a coronavirus-safe hair salon. 

Masks Are Required 

When you, your hairstylist, and everyone else in the hair salon are masked at all times, you can rest assured that the establishment cares about your safety. It may seem like a bit of a hassle, but in reality, cloth and paper masks are a great way of protecting you from spreading any illness or virus you may carry. Make sure to wear your mask to protect yourself and others. 

Social Distance

Before COVID-19, hair salons were packed to the brim with clients, many of whom were elderly. In this environment, your salon should be strict about appointment times and making sure that there are not too many people in the salon at one time. In addition, some salons have actually rearranged their layout allowing for a bit more space between clients. Both of these practices are excellent, since they provide you with a little extra breathing room, and reduce the number of people you are exposed to for the time it takes to get your hair done. 

No Cancellation Fees

In the past, some nicer salons would penalize clients for not showing up to their appointment, or canceling without enough notice. However, with the rapid onset of COVID-19 symptoms, your salon should actually encourage you to cancel your appointment if you are feeling the least bit ill, with no extra cancellation fee. If you are unsure as to whether or not your symptoms are related to coronavirus, it is better to be safe than sorry, and avoid going out and potentially exposing others. A coronavirus-safe hair salon will completely understand if you would rather be safe than sorry. 

In conclusion, your hair salon should strictly follow COVID-19 guidelines in order to ensure your safety, as well as the safety of their employees. If you have any questions as to how your salon is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, you may want to give them a call and ask a few questions as to their practices. They will be able to tell you about their precautionary measures so you can feel confident about your safety during your visit. 

For more information about visiting a hair salon during a pandemic, contact a local salon service.