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Were you first in line to get your hair cut when barber shops & salons re-opened? I avoided going for two reasons...A) to avoid the lines and the pandemonium of everyone trying to be the first to get their haircut after 3 months and B) I kinda like the length and I might keep going. It was my man-crush Jim Morrison who said "some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts".
ANYWAY...if you haven't been back to a barber shop or salon YET...here are a few things to consider NOT doing so we don't go backwards:
·Don’t bring extra people along - With social distancing rules in place, salons are limiting the number of people they allow inside, so only the person getting their hair done should come to the appointment. This means you shouldn’t show up with your best friend or your child, even if you’re a regular customer.
·Don't linger or plan to pay with cash - Some salons are asking clients to wait in the car before their appointments to keep everyone safe, some are asking them to pay with a card to avoid handling cash and as tempting as it may be to hang out and catch up with your stylist, their time is limited, so be considerate.
·Avoid salons that aren’t taking health seriously - What should you be looking for? Extra space between stylist chairs, staggered appointments, fewer clients in the salon at a time, as well as staff wiping down equipment, washing their hands, and wearing masks.
·Don’t expect the same prices - Salons have been hit hard by the pandemic, so after being closed for months and dealing with limited availability, prices for your cut and color may be higher than before as they try to play catch-up. And if you were ever going to overtip for hair services, now’s the time.
·Don’t show up with symptoms, even mild ones - No matter how badly you want your hair done, don’t come to an appointment with any symptoms or feeling sick.