Preserving the Health & Safety of our Staff and Clients has always been a concern of ours.
Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic Salons, Spas, Fitness Centers and other Personal Care Service establishments have been given strict guidance from both their respective Professional Boards and the Department of Health.
You can find a list of Salon Specific guidelines from the PA State Board of Cosmetology here.
Below you'll find our COVID-19 Salon Etiquette for Guests as well as our procedures for keeping you safe!
Thank you for your continued support during this time.
1. Masks are REQUIRED to enter the salon and receive service.
Our State Board of Cosmetology has made this point very clear. Due to the fact that we are in close proximity with our clients at all times, we are unable to service those that refuse or are unable to wear a mask.
We do have disposable masks available at our front desk should you need one - free of charge!
If you are wearing your own mask, please make sure it is one with ear loops and not one that ties around the back of the head.
Masks must be worn at all times while in the salon. Should you need a break from wearing your mask or if you need to eat or drink something, we kindly ask that you step outside of the salon to do so.
2. No additional Guests.
We have been upfront since the beginning that our salon is not “kid friendly” - in that heated appliances and sharp objects could be within reach. Now, more than ever, we cannot have children running around the salon when we must make note and disinfect everything that has been handled.
Please, if your spouse, kid, friend, bf/gf does not have an appointment do not bring them.
However, if a minor has an appointment ONE parent/ guardian may accompany them.
3. IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK, STAY HOME!
This should be obvious, but due to past experiences we must mention this again.
We will be strictly upholding our “Good Health To You” policy. Meaning: if you are unwell when you arrive, we will cancel your appointment on the spot and schedule you for a later time when you are feeling better.
We will never add a cancellation to your history if you cancel at the last minute because you are sick!
That has always been our policy. HOWEVER: if you show up knowing you are ill and putting our health and safety at risk, we will add this to your cancellation history.
4. No Food or Drink, please.
Due to the fact that Masks must stay on while in the salon, please plan accordingly and refrain from bringing food or drink into the salon with you.
If you must bring something in with you, understand that we will ask you to step outside the salon to partake of your food or drink item.
We will temporarily not be offering coffee, tea or water to adhere to the Department of Health and State Board Guidelines.
5. Social Distance Where Possible.
Please no hugging, kissing or shaking hands during this time. We must do our best to social distance by temporarily disengaging from these activities.
6. Bring only what you Need.
This is for your benefit as our coat rack will not be utilized during this time. However, we will still have our storage cubbies available!
Our COVID-19 Procedures
We will be performing a verbal health screening/ confirmation phone call prior to your appointment.
The health screening questionnaire consists of three questions that we feel are most relevant.
1. Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
2. To the best of your knowledge, have you been in contact with anyone who's tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 in the past 14 days or been around anyone showing cold or flu like symptoms?
3. Have you experienced fever, cough, shortness of breath or loss of taste or smell in the past 3 days?
We will be thoroughly Disinfecting our Stations and Tools between each Appointment.
We have always cleaned and disinfected our tools to State Board of Cosmetology's standards. However, we wanted to take this one step further during this time and make sure our stations are thoroughly disinfected between each appointment as well.
Gloves will be worn whenever possible.
Gloves have always been worn during Chemical services and waxing services. Now, we will be wearing them during all nail services as well.
Temperatures of employees are being taken at the beginning of their shift, middle of their shift and end of their shift.
This allows us to see if there's any spike in temperature. If an employee's temperature reads 100.4 or higher, they will be sent home immediately and be asked to contact their Doctor.
Hand Sanitizer & Masks will be readily available.
Each Stylist's station will be equipped with Hand Sanitizer. As mentioned previously in our Salon Etiquette, disposable Masks will be available for both Clients and Staff members should they need one. A Hand Sanitizing dispenser is located right inside the door for public use.
-Should an employee begin to show symptoms during the work day, they will be required to leave immediately and their station will be thoroughly disinfected at the end of the night. They will then follow quarantine guidance from their Doctor. We will notify clients who may have had direct contact with the employee 48 hours prior to the employee showing symptoms should the employee test positive.
-Should an employee have a family member who is diagnosed with COVID-19, they will follow Doctor's guidance for quarantine procedures before returning to work.
-Should a client be diagnosed with COVID-19 shortly after visiting the salon, we kindly ask that you notify us so we can enact extra measures of self-examination for possible symptoms.