Hairdressers Are Open! Here’s Everything You Need To Know

We can FINALLY book in for that colour and cut...

How Long Will Hair Dressing Salons Be Closed For

by Emma Stoddart |
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Hurrah! The very long wait is finally over as today (Monday 12th April) marks the day that hairdressers in England will be allowed to open their doors to clients once more. Of course, social distancing must be adhered to and COVID-secure measures will be in place as part of the planned changes to the lockdown rules in England. It's likely that your local hairdresser will be very booked up for the next few weeks, so move quickly if you're desperate for a trim or colour! Live in Wales? Your salons have already reopened as of Monday 15th March! Get booking people...!

Can Mobile Hairdressers Work?

Lockdown mobile hairdressing services will be able to resume business in the UK with all the necessary COVID-19 secure precautions in place.

Have Hairdressers Reopened In Wales?

Lockdown restrictions in Wales eased off on the 15th March to allow hairdressers and barbers to reopen their doors for pre-booked appointments.

Have Hairdressers Reopened In Scotland?

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon previously announced that hairdressers were allowed to reopen in Scotland from the 5th April, three days after the 'stay at home' lockdown order was lifted. This means that people are now allowed to leave home more often (and visit their local hair stylist) but they have to stay inside their own local authority area until the 26th April, when the travel ban is lifted in Scotland.

What Do Hairdressers Look Like Outside Of Lockdown? Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Government's Guidelines For Hairdressers And What It Means For You

Since July last year, during the time they were allowed to reopen, hairdressers and beauty salons have taken every single possible measure to operate in a safe, socially-distanced manner. As hairdressers reopened after lockdown, under the tiered system, they once again adopted those COVID-19 secure measures that kept both staff and clients safe and it will be a similar story now.

For hairdressers, all stylists must wear face masks and visors, while chairs are spaced out and the number of appointments limited. Customers are no longer able to just walk-in – you must book an appointment first and sanitisation is essential on entering and leaving the salon. As per the strict rules pre lockdown if you're reported as not wearing a mask where you should be you could be fined a minimum of £200.

Hairdressers also need to display the official NHS QR code posters from the new NHS contact tracing app. People will be notified through the app if their phone detects they were near someone later found to have COVID-19 and they need to self-isolate.

How Can You Support Your Local Hairdresser?

Lucan Salem, Director at Hari's Hair Salon, urges clients to stay true to their regular salon. 'Remaining loyal is very important. Also, ensure you continue to book appointments in advance and be willing to pay upfront to keep everything running as seamlessly and safely as possible.'

So, if you're looking to support your local salon, book in for an appointment now. Leave your positive feedback on review sites, and share your love for your local salon and hair stylist or colourist on Instagram. It's more important now than ever.

Salon after lockdown
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Hershesons are a big name in the hair industry and they have just launched a brand new campaign that invites NHS nurses into a local salon for a free hair cut and blow-dry. If you are a hair salon and you want to take part in the movement click here to sign up and if you're a nurse click here to find your nearest participating salon and book a cut and blow dry after salons reopen on 12 April.


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