With salons and spas permitted to reopen on Monday, June 22nd, people across the Garden State are flocking to book some much-missed pampering. But with safety measures trickier in such a hands-on environment, it’s normal to feel confused about how this is all going to work.
If you’re not sure what’s expected of you when you’re back in the chair on Monday, here’s how CBON Group says you can feel prepared.
- Do some research in advance. Before you even book an appointment, it’s a good idea to find out what procedures your spa or salon are implementing. If they don’t have any info on their website or social media, give them a call! Become familiar with policies like required masks, no walk-ins, or reduced hours now so they’re not a surprise later.
- Be observant. Whether in the waiting room or on the doors outside, your facility has likely posted additional signage explaining the rules—and that they apply to everyone. Remember, the professionals inside should be vigilant about hygiene, but use caution around other patrons.
- Be respectful of procedures. Salons and spas may have a barrier like a desk so you can’t just wander in. Don’t take it personally that they want to take your temperature or fill out a form; these establishments’ goal is to keep their clientele and their employees safe from the virus.
- Social distancing still matters. Even in a small establishment, spa and salon owners can do their best to keep folks a safe distance from each other. This may mean every other chair is out-of-commission for a while to keep workstations apart. Some places may have you call when you’re in a parking lot to announce your arrival, and so they can call you when it’s your turn to come in.
- Be patient. If every other chair in an establishment is on pause to maintain distance, it may take longer for a stylist or other expert to become available. There will also probably be waits so that staff can ensure they’re following disinfection procedures between each guest. Staff will want to do all they can to make you comfortable, but making sure you’re safe comes first.
- If you don’t know, ask. If you ever find yourself confused by safety protocol—or wondering what comes next—just ask a staff member!
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