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Reopening for Barbers + Hair Salons

When Phase 2 begins, which we hope will be around June 22, hair salons and barbers can reopen. 

Click here read the New York State guidance carefully.

Have your safety plan in place and at your business. Click here for an easy to fill out template 

Read and affirm New York State guidance here

Here are some additional tips to consider:

  • Disinfect hair dressing and salon chairs, waiting area seats, combs and other hair styling tools, point of purchase, credit card payment station after each client.
    • Consider covering chairs in a non-porous material for easy clean up or use a disposable cover like the ones used in doctors offices.
    • Think about using a checklist or audit system to track how often cleaning is done.
    • Wipe down / disinfect all cutting and other tools (e.g., combs, brushes, etc.) at the beginning of each shift and in between clients.
    • Think about stylists having extra combs, brushes, etc at their stations.
    • Wash and disinfect everything at the end of the day.
    • Single-use items and used disinfection materials can be treated as regular waste.
      • Follow regular safety guidelines when handling these materials.
    • Use paper neck strips to help ensure proper hygiene with each client
    • Establish a “before and after” service hand washing or sanitizing for all staff
    • Require staff to wash their hands after each client
    • Provide or encourage employees to wear face coverings, gloves and to use hand sanitizer.
    • Hang a sign in the salon about when it may not be a good idea for them to come in for services.
      • These times include if they are taking care of someone who is COVID-19 positive, exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, being in a high-risk category, etc.
    • Hang a sign that the business has the right to refuse service to anyone exhibiting symptoms or not following guidelines (e.g., physical distancing, wearing a face mask, etc.).
    • Think about having a checklist of questions to ask clients to them to enter the salon.

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