The staff at Salon In Vogue is extremely excited to start coloring, highlighting, cutting, styling, manicuring, and giving facials to our community after being closed for three months.
We have been busy preparing our Salon by having it professionally deep cleaned, installing dividers between stations, purchasing all PPE and EPA approved disinfectant needed, as well as hiring a new staff member who will be dedicated to client safety and sanitization.
We have turned the front desk into a safety station where clients wearing masks will be greeted, temperatures taken, bottoms of shoes disinfected, and hands sanitized. We will reduce the number of stylists to two per day and ask clients to wait outside until being called in to their appointment by their stylist.
This all sounds daunting, but we hope to share the same fabulous hair styling, fun, love, and friendship that is the essence of Salon In Vogue.
I have been practicing State Board of Cosmetology public health sanitization requirements for 41 years. Many people do not realize that a Cosmetologist must complete a minimum of 1250 hours of training to be licensed. A manager must complete 1750 hours. Many of those hours are spent learning procedures to insure public health and safety as well as sterilization.
We have fumigant in all our drawers, use hospital grade disinfectant, sterilize our instruments in an autoclave, and use scissor, brush, comb, and clipper disinfectant throughout the day without clients really noticing. We are also inspected yearly.
It is important to me to share this information so that our community can realize that we have been diligent in keeping them safe for years. One thing that the community can do to help us ensure the safety of our clients is to be sure not to visit the Salon when you are ill.
This pandemic has brought focus on good health and sanitary practices. We should all continue to be mindful of this after restrictions are lifted. You are in good hands at Salon In Vogue. We can’t wait to see you!
Partnering with the community we will get through this, and still create a beautiful you!
PHOTO CAP: Carole Lipson, behind a barrier, doesn’t dull the beauty of this shop.