Best Practices for Barbershops & Salons After Covid-19
Many states have either re-opened or are in the phase of barbershops, hair salons, and other personal care business. Below we have listed ways that you can best ensure the safety of your business and clients.
Clean and disinfected all surfaces and tools.
Wash all capes, towels and linens with disinfectant detergent.
Removed non-essential items throughout your shop such as magazines.
Use contactless methods payment.
Use contactless methods of scheduling such as a booking app.
Use the appropriate personal protective equipment for each visit.
Although we are sure that you love your clients, you should no longer practice hand shaking, hugs or other non-essential physical contact.
Train your staff on essential infection control and hand hygiene best practices.
Make sure that you put up signs letting your clients know the measures that you are taking and that you want them to take as well so that you have a safe and clean work environment.
Regulations that might affect your barbershop or salon.
For more accurate information regarding your state’s board bard of barbering and cosmetology please visit your locoal government appointed website.
As weird as it may seem many barbershops and salons will no longer have a reception area. Customers will have to head directly to their barber or stylist. The reason is do to the limit of people that are allowed to gather in your place of business at once. Subsequently barbers and stylists won't be able to service walk-ins and instead will require them to have to set a scheduled time. Many states require appointments only. It is suggested to use an automated booking app.
Okay now that you have your client in your chair now what? Many states will require salons and shops to put up plastic partitions to keep a barrier between stations. Some states will require for every other booth to be left empty to create the distance. Masks are required for professionals to wear. However, clients are also required to have on a NOISH CDC approved mask in order for the barber or stylist to service their clientele.
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Barbershops Re-openings by State.
(Updated June 11, 2020) may be subject to change