Hairdressing/ Barbers

Dependent on size of work area chairs 2m apart, Appropriate PPE, Appointments only, 20 mins between next appointed clients, automatic sensors on main doorways to prevent touching, contactless or card payment

Why the contribution is important

Getting small Businesses up and running as they are suffering the most, allows public to feel pampered once more and improve their wellbeing under lockdown promotes good Mental Health

by EvelynHume on May 08, 2020 at 06:06PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.5
Based on: 28 votes


  • Posted by Ace246 May 08, 2020 at 18:28

    100% agree, let’s support small businesses and help improve people’s mental health and wellbeing.
  • Posted by lindog May 08, 2020 at 18:54

    Would love to see small businesses return ... barbers could have appointments rather than persons waiting their turn and there could be restrictions of how many are in shop at any time
  • Posted by WBRnotes May 08, 2020 at 19:09

    If this happens, then appropriate masks would need to be worn as they are doing in Spain, wouldn't they? Otherwise, one cough could send germs as far as 15 feet I believe and those would linger in the premises.
  • Posted by aileenr May 08, 2020 at 19:13

    I totally agree - we need to be supporting and encouraging small businesses to open safely
  • Posted by ijgc May 08, 2020 at 20:03

    Very supportive of this proposal
  • Posted by mproudfoot May 08, 2020 at 20:36

    I would definitely agree with this - obviously all precautions need to be taken (masks, gloves, hand sanitizer for both customers and staff, as well as limits on concurrent clients and spacing between chairs. I'd dearly love to see contactless adopted in my local barbers even without this situation, but this is really a time for all businesses to move away from the cash-only model.
  • Posted by Robertsonwoods May 08, 2020 at 22:38

    Open hairdressers in a similiar way that they have done in spain this week. PPE is worn by both and there is very limited face to face contact. implement safe distance between chairs and at reception area and waiting area's
  • Posted by CMcD May 08, 2020 at 23:12

    Would love to see hairdressers, barbers return in first phase, would be a big boost to people to be able to get a haircut after lockdown, Denmark, Spain have successfully opened these small businesses and managed to run with appropriate social distancing
  • Posted by fishwhisperer May 08, 2020 at 23:20

    Screens between chairs (NB sufficiently safe that they won't fall over if knocked) or customers sat in every alternate chair to avoid too-close proximity would be a necessity if hairdressers/barbers were to re-open. Staff and customers would be required to wear masks.
  • Posted by Dorothy May 09, 2020 at 00:19

    Would love to see hairdressers opening back up before we all have long hair and grey roots
  • Posted by Janus May 09, 2020 at 00:29

    I would expect both the hairdresser and the customer to wear masks, AND the 'waiting area' to respect social distancing. (that would limit the flow of people through the establishment, but would allow it to generate income)
  • Posted by Lmor67 May 09, 2020 at 07:21

    Agree with all of the above apart from the automatic sensor on the door as not feasible for all businesses. I’m hoping that when I get to reopen the weather will be still good and we can leave the door ajar. Before lockdown we were disinfecting everything between clients (apart from spray painting our clients with disinfectant)
    Wearing correct PPE ( I am concerned we won’t be able to get access to the correct equipment)
    No Magazines.
  • Posted by Rachel19 May 09, 2020 at 17:59

    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 Yappy May 11, 2020 at 01:52

    Yes , as a salon owner I desperately need to open financially.
    Before the lockdown we were taking all possible precautions eg; wiping down after every client, hand washing.
    A lot of the ideas , more space between clients, only allowing a certain no. Will all come at a cost financially . Extra PPE(if available) sanitiser, contactless payment
    I realise this is needed but the cost will have to be passed on to the customer
    Also there may be job losses as we won’t be able to work at full capacity.
    Child care will also be an issue if schools are still closed.
    All this considered I wonder if it will be viable anymore.
    Masks may help but we are still in very close contact for a considerable time.
    Something which seems to have been dismissed by most media.
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