Hair and Beauty Options

Salons should be able to reopen when Safe spaces. Also hairdressers who can’t work due to the salon involving groups of people should be given ability to do some work mobile based. At this current time the whole industry is crippled and once reopened will cause an influx of people wishing to go back to salon. If mobile appointments were allowed to begin with this would stop the “bottleneck” of people trying to squeeze in straight away after lock down.

Why the contribution is important

Salons will be unable to cope and will be more prone to bending rules to try and bow to pressure of clients who are desperate to get in after so long in a very short space of time.

Allowing an initial option for 1-1 mobile appointments will ease this initially

by scottjm1 on May 05, 2020 at 08:09PM

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  • Posted by Ooshie May 05, 2020 at 20:47

    Or, one client to be allowed into a salon at a time - that would work well for smaller salons
  • Posted by ianrb1109 May 05, 2020 at 20:56

    It is notable that in other countries emerging from lockdown both staff and clients are wearing face masks and, where possible, this should be strongly recommended, at least initially.
  • Posted by Cal May 05, 2020 at 20:59

    Hairdresser need to get back to work. Everyone I have spoken to would happily wear a mask. Hairdresser stands behind the client anyway so very little face to face contact. I would be happy to arrive at a salon with clean washed hair so the hairdresser would not have to wash my hair or go back to getting hair washed in a front facing basin.
    Everyone feels better when their hair has been done so let's lift the mood of the country and get hairdressers and barber shops opened.
  • Posted by MissJulie May 05, 2020 at 21:38

    Think this could be done safely in salons with a bit of planning to accommodate social distancing. Gloves and masks would work and face to face contact would be minimal. Give us all a safe boost. See how this is working in other countries. Prefer a shielded environment to hairdressers becoming mobile with no control over the environment.
  • Posted by MelMel May 05, 2020 at 23:41

    As a beauty therapist, I cannot see how it will be possible initially to regulate the industry in terms of what treatments will be deemed ok and what won't. Many beauty services require intimate or close contact with customers and it defies me how our services can accommodate social distancing or safe practice for both parties at this early stage. I had the virus just after lockdown was announced and was not surprised to be ill due to the amount of touch involved in our work, after all, our customers work in every sector including lots of NHS and care workers - it then concerned me how many other people may then have been affected during the time I was infectious. I love my job and miss working however I would rather be cautious in the return to the salon or spa environment as I feel that even with strict hygiene and PPE it is a minefield for us and our clients and the risk of the wider community.
  • Posted by Lyzzy33 May 06, 2020 at 00:42

    Salons are a must for lots of reasons.. mental health/ depression/ low self esteem/ hair loss/ confidence/ permanent hair damage due to people trying to bleach/ style/colour their own hair etc
    Salons can have one clients st a time , masks that loop around ears of client to allow hair styling with minimal risk of spreading germs and alcohol cleansing of work surfaces and seat in between clients. Etc.. i feel many don't understand the necessity of hair dressers and feel it is a pleasure rather than an essential and most men can cut their own hair.. a lot of woman cant style their own hair due to reasons above mentioned, the main one being permanent hair loss and/or damage due to people trying to use harsh chemicals that they really know nothing about and of course those with allergies.
  • Posted by Rachel19 May 06, 2020 at 11:36

    I hope to see the reopening of beauty salons and hairdressers early on during the phased removal of lockdown. I think they are vital for people including a massive improvement in mental health and morale and this lockdown has highlighted how undervalued beauticians and hairdressers were. PPE is essential but if someone small businesses would like to open soon they should have the ability to do so and offer the treatments they are comfortable to offer.
  • Posted by JMB May 06, 2020 at 17:10

    If PPE is available, businesses should be able to open if they wish. This is in line with other countries.
  • Posted by catsareace May 06, 2020 at 22:23

    Whilst I am desperate to get my hair coloured I feel very nervous about going back to the hairdresser. I’d like some reassurances before I return that cleaning measures have stepped up, suitable PPE in use, much fewer clients in at a time and spread far apart. In the salon I go to the waiting area, basins, and chairs are all in close proximity to each other so would also require planning to maintain social distancing. Can all businesses (any business) be advised to check client and staff temperatures with handheld thermometers - staff regularly throughout the day and clients as they arrive? Apologies if this will be policy going forward and I haven’t heard of it.
  • Posted by Free May 06, 2020 at 22:46

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  • Posted by beatebennek May 07, 2020 at 00:49

    Should open, wear PPE if you wish or if it is the salons policy. People that don't feel well or save, should refrain from using this service.
  • Posted by Ideas81 May 08, 2020 at 12:07

    I think there are simple measures which could be put in place to allow salons to open safely
  • Posted by fluffyunicorn May 09, 2020 at 14:01

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