Beauty Salons Open After Coronavirus Pandemic

Beauty salons have been among the hardest hit businesses by the coronavirus pandemic. Business owners have struggled to meet payrolls while also adhering to stringent Covid-19 guidelines.

On 12 April, restrictions began to ease and salons could reopen providing that all necessary COVID-safe precautions such as social distancing and wearing masks are adhered to.

Maria Arias Salon

Maria Arias offers her clients an extensive array of hair services ranging from manicures and balayage highlights to her signature experience in providing impeccable results each time. Her skill and expert touch ensure quality results every time!

Her talent has secured her an array of high-profile clientele. She believes each individual deserves personalized treatment and strives to remain at the forefront of fashion trends and styles while helping clients reveal their inner beauty.

Caroline Hirons, who founded Beauty Backed last year to assist beauty businesses impacted by Covid-19, is encouraging people to book appointments as soon as they reopen. Booking app Treatwell reported an unprecedented 432% spike within 24 hours after hearing salons could reopen; many bookings involved haircut and color appointments.

Maria Arias Hair Designer

After months of keeping their doors closed, beauty salon owners were surprised by an unexpected spike in bookings following the government announcement that salons could reopen. Within 24 hours of this decision, beauty booking service Treatwell recorded a 432% surge in appointments.

Hairdressers will reopen on 12 April after England relaxed its lockdown rules, with certain restrictions: these include staying socially distant from clients (2m+ with mitigations or 1m+ without them), as well as using disposable cups or bottles when offering drinks to clients.

As salons reopen, Patch is calling on the industry to unite and push for financial support from government such as cutting beauty VAT to help salons rebound. Read on for more details!

Maria Arias Hair Stylist

Beauty salons were one of the first businesses to reopen in some cities after Hurricane Irma hit, although they are operating with caution and strict precautions in mind. Some salons like Natura Spa in Greenwich, CT only permit clients who wear masks and gloves into their establishment; other salons utilize glass barriers between chairs while employing disposable towels for therapy purposes that will be removed once each client leaves.

England will permit beauty salons and other personal care premises to open as of April 12; with Prime Minister Theresa May confirming that hairdressers and barbershops can reopen as well. Saunas and steam rooms won’t be allowed until stage three coronavirus restrictions are eased on May 17.

New York’s shelter-in-place order was lifted and certain industries began reopening on April 27. Time Out New York interviewed several local hair stylists who expressed enthusiasm to resume operating while remaining cautious to ensure customer and employee safety.

Maria Arias Haircut

Beauty salons across England can now resume taking bookings again after restrictions were eased on 12 April; however, saunas and steam rooms remain off-limits until 17 May at the earliest. Other businesses that can recommence operations include non-essential retail businesses, public buildings such as libraries and indoor leisure facilities.

Although salons have experienced less stringent restrictions, they must still abide by stringent social distancing and Covid-secure guidelines to comply with state requirements and protect client identities. Therefore, services which involve touching among clients such as spray tans or nail treatments cannot be offered by salons.

Caroline Hirons launched Beauty Backed in 2020 as an initiative that supports independent salons. Since its creation, Beauty Backed has raised more than PS600,000. Caroline also helped salons who needed stock, PPE or tools back into the workforce as well as help find customers through both online and offline channels.