There isn’t a single stylist at Salon D that thought they would ever be told they were not allowed to work for 2 months of their career. How could anyone have imagined that they would be at home in Dallas, not indulging in their passion as a hairstylist behind the chair? That the work of a hairstylist isn’t essential and it is hazardous to be in the presence of people…
The majority of people in the service industries are those who look forward to interaction with their clients. Seeing our clients, catching up on their lives, hopes and dreams is something we greatly cherish at Salon D. Their time in our chairs is something they look forward to as much as we do. Our clients have laughed, cried and shared many milestones with our Salon D staff. Being deprived of that has been challenging to those of us in the service industry.
Finding the silver lining in a situation is something the staff of Salon D personally strive for when things do not go according to plan. Barbicide Certification was a must for all of us so we can ensure the return to the salon environment is safe and up to par with the new recommended guidelines.
WHAT IS BARBICIDE?
Barbicide is the bluish liquid you see on a hairstylist station for their combs and steel implements, or a nail tech or estheticians station for their steel implements. This hospital grade disinfectant is used by those in the cosmetology field to properly sanitize their station, chair, tools and work surfaces.
- EPA approved broad-spectrum disinfectant.
- Proven effective against HIV-1, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Staphylococcus (including MRSA), Pseudomonas, Salmonella, Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff), Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE), Herpes, Influenza (including H1N1), “Athletes Foot” (TineaPedis)
WHAT IS CLIPPERCIDE?
Clippercide, is the spray that sanitizes clippers, edgers, and scissors. In addition to being effective in killing the bacteria and virus regular barbicide does, Clippercide also kills tuberculosis.
According to the Barbicide website, their recent results from lab testing state that Barbicide is effective against the Human Coronavirus. The test results are posted on this link with a statement from the company. Barbicide Human Corona
As the owner of Salon D, I feel assured that the product I use to disinfect my workstation, chair, and salon will work to its full hospital grade disinfectant potential. In addition to Barbicide sanitizer, we also have Clorox & Lysol Wipes, and 90% Isopropyl Alcohol. Gloves are worn during all our chemical services at the salon. Salon D provides freshly laundered smocks and capes & the housekeeping staff of Salon D are very diligent in their cleaning throughout the day.
The New Normal?
Governor Abbott announced that Dallas hair salons can open back up Friday, May 8th. There will be changes going forward ensure everyone’s health and safety. ALL Salon D staff will be wearing a mask for your service. All clients must have a mask and will have their temperatures taken. Temperatures of 99.5 degrees or higher, will not receive a service and will need to reschedule for 2 weeks later. If for any reason you feel even slightly under the weather, please reschedule. 24 hour cancellation fee is waived during this time. Clients will wait in their cars until the time of their appointment. Please call us upon arrival, and we will text/call when you can come in. Our contact info is here.
UPON ARRIVAL AT SALON D
Clients with appointments are allowed in the salon only. This means, no children, friends, or significant others. Each hairstylist will only work with one client at a time. The Open Texas Report Check list for Clients visiting Cosmetology Salons PDF here. We will not have any magazines. The salon will also not be providing coffee and water bar services during this time. The dressing rooms are closed. Salon D’s cleaning staff will be upping the ante on their cleaning and disinfecting the salon throughout the day. Please let us know ahead of time if you need retail products so I’m able to coordinate with the front desk on getting your products.
Additional time is added to each service to prepare for the next client. We will be asking clients some questions when scheduling their appointments:
- Do they have a cough?
- Have they had a fever?
- Have they been around anyone showing signs of sickness in the past 14 days?
- Are they living with anyone who has been sick or quarantined?
Everyone wants to come as soon as possible. Priority for clients is on a first come, first serve basis. All hairstylists will be working to accommodate their clients based on their availability.
We have sorely missed being behind the chair and all of our clients. The changes listed above are not negotiable while at Salon D. We all truly appreciate your support. Your health and safety is our number one concern. We will all get through this together.
Be safe friends and stay healthy!