3 Ways to Prepare a Safe Salon Environment

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As you look forward to reopening your salon, you will likely have to follow a new set of guidelines to ensure a safe space for clients and staff. While most were common practice prior to the pandemic, there are also a few newly-added rules to keep business running smoothly. Redken took to Instagram to share a some back-to-business tips and refreshers to help you best prepare. 

Respect Social Distancing 

  • You can respect social distancing rules by reorganizing furniture to allow more space in between stylists
  • Consider split shifts between staff to avoid non-essential contact
  • Encourage remote consultations when possible

Establish New Salon Rules


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  • Modifying client services as defined by state
  • Remove touchable items from waiting area
  • Establish salon disinfecting routine
  • Ask for contactless methods of payment
  • Use a Mask
    • Wear masks to help prevent infection
    • Remember: masks are only effective when used in combination with frequent hand washing and other preventative measures
    • Always wear a mask when displaying symptoms such as coughing or sneezing
    • Provide masks to your clients to increase level of protection
    • Cloth masks should fit snuggly yet comfortably against the face
  • Tools and Products
    • Barbicide should be at each station
    • Stop use of communal tools/require stylists to have their own
    • Store tools in closed, labeled containers
    • Allow time between clients for disinfection
    • Always clean before disinfection

Promote Hand Hygiene 

  • Wash your hands before and after clients
  • Do not touch your face or nose
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with the inside of elbow or upper arm
  • Encourage use of hand disinfectant 
  • Use gloves in addition to washing hands
    • Gloves are not a substitute for hand washing 
    • Gloves must be changed after all activities and each client
    • Avoid touching your mouth and eyes while wearing gloves
  • When removing gloves:
    • Grasp the outside of glove—do not touch bare skin
    • Peel glove away from body
    • Dispose of gloves safely. Do not re-use. 
    • Clean your hands immediately after wearing gloves