As the government plans for businesses to reopen, we’re getting more insight into what the future of the post-pandemic world looks like.
From enhanced cleaning, Plexiglas shields, and social distancing enforced in stores, the future of retail will look drastically different. But what does the future of beauty services look like? One Canadian salon recently gave some insight.
Civello, a Canadian salon with locations in the greater Toronto area and Vancouver, has revealed what the experience will look like when it reopens.
Civello was one of the many hair salons that closed due to COVID-19. Since then, the salon has pivoted to provide custom colour kits and hair tutorials on social media.
But with a tentative reopening date of June 3, the salon shared a list of its safety protocols online. The new protocols are broken down into four different categories: preparing for your visit, arriving for your appointment, during your appointment, and after your appointment.
Some notable new protocols include arriving no more than five minutes before your appointment and the mandatory wearing of masks. Additionally, all guests will be temperature checked and asked to disinfect their hands upon arrival.
During the appointment, disposable towels, protective layers, and neck strips will be used.
At Civello, clients will be provided with Plexi face shields during consultations and shampoo services will only be available for the purpose of removing colour. “We’re going to be cutting hair dry, asking people to come in with their hair clean,” Ray Civello, president and CEO of Civello salons, told CBC Radio. Other services that typically include close contact with clients — including stress-relieving massages, hot towel treatments, and make-up touch-ups — will be temporarily unavailable.
While Civello doesn’t speak for all hair salons, it’s likely that we’ll see beauty studios and services alike implement similar protocols post-COVID.
Ultimately, the future looks like limiting time spent in studios and salons and preventing the spread of germs with disposable products and protective equipment.
To read Civello’s full statement, visit civello.com.
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