David Ryan Salon
On May 5, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott conducted a press conference where he announced he would be allowing hair salons to reopen on May 8th, 2020. With this reopening, there are going to be some changes to our regular business routines to ensure everyone’s safety. With that being said, David Ryan Salon will be re-opening on the 13th of May, 2020 to allow our staff enough time to train on our new safety procedures in regard to our salon’s sanitation practices.
Our company values the well-being and security of not only our clients, but our staff as well. When doing hair, it is important to be aware that it is impossible for a stylist to stay a proper 6 feet away from their client. According to the CDC there are risks when being within that distance of a person, but we are doing everything we can as a salon to minimize those risks. We do not want anyone to feel pressured to come into the salon if they personally do not feel it is safe for them. Some of our staff members still have concerns about their safety and we support them in their decision to stay home until they feel comfortable enough to return to work and we hope that you will understand their decision as well.
If you have an appointment on the books or were cancelled due to the pandemic, please wait to hear from our front desk staff as we will be calling to reschedule in the order everyone was cancelled. We can see who was cancelled when, so we will be able to do this in the most fair and efficient way possible. If you would like to get on the books but did not have a previous appointment, we would be happy to get your name and phone number and we can give you a call once everyone is rescheduled.
The following will go into effect at our salon as soon as we reopen, so please make sure you read the guidelines below to make sure you are prepared for your upcoming appointment:
- Every client and staff member will be required to wear a mask from the time they step into the building, until they leave. They will need to go around the ears rather than the head. These will not be provided as there are limited supply and there are many health risks when providing reusable ones to clients. We do want to state that we are not liable if color gets on your mask. We will do everything we can to avoid this though. Make sure to check out the link below or our Facebook page to see how you can make one with the following technique. You don’t have to use bandanas, this also works with small towels or you could even upcycle an old piece of clothing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnBqwowZi5w
- Please do not come into the salon wearing disposable gloves. We have hand sanitizer provided for you at the front desk. All surfaces are also sanitized after use and every 15 minutes.
- We will be taking all client and staff members temperatures with a medical grade contact free thermometer when they enter the salon. Anyone with a temperature higher than 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit will not be able to work or receive services within a week of entering the salon.
- A form will be required for every client and staff member to sign that states they, nor anyone in their household, has traveled outside the country in the past two weeks, is not sick or have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) and has not been diagnosed or exposed to anyone who was diagnosed with Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past two weeks. If any of these apply to you, please give the salon a call and reschedule your appointment as we will not be able to perform your services that day.
- Our waiting area will be closed, meaning all clients will be required to wait in their car until their stylist is able to see them. When you get to the salon, please give us a call at the front desk to let us know you have arrived and we will either give you the go-ahead to come in or text you when your stylist is available. This also means that if you have children, friends or family members with you who are not receiving services at the time of your appointment, they will be unable to wait in the salon.
- We will not be offering beard trims, lip waxes, or chin waxes when we reopen until further notice, as it requires the client to remove their mask.
Although this is not a safety guideline, we are encouraging everyone to leave the salon without a full blowout when necessary, as blow-drying clients can make it difficult for our stylists to breathe while wearing their masks. To further encourage this, we are offering $10 off your service if you choose to not get a blow-dry. Of course, we will still offer a blowout if you would prefer or if you just need the extra confidence boost that day.
We apologize if these cause any inconveniences for you, but these are the steps that are necessary to make sure we keep everyone safe. We are grateful for everyone of you for your patience and understanding over the past eight weeks. We would not have been able to keep such a positive attitude without your support during this time.
David Ryan Smith