This page contains a series of hygiene, informative and organizational measures that are recommended to be followed in the day-to-day activity of hairdressing salons wherever possible. They have been elaborated based on public information shared by WHO. The document is a reference guide, whose content is subject to the procedures established by the competent Health Authorities of each country, which we ask you to consult and follow as their official recommendation.
Keep scrolling for a series of recommendations regarding hygiene, information and organisation that should be followed in the every-day activity of hair salons wherever possible. They have been prepared based on public information shared by WHO.
The document is a reference guide, the contents of which are subject to the procedures established by the appropriate Health Authorities in each country, which we would ask you to consult and follow as their official recommendations.
The hair salon remains responsible for assessing the situation and for making the appropriate decisions regarding this matter. Each hair salon should implement this protocol bearing in mind its own characteristics and, more specifically, its size, its organisation, its environment, and its location.
Over the past 9 decades, we at Revlon have overcome many unforeseen and challenging external situations. We, the beauty industry, have always overcome our challenges together with endless creativity and unified strength, this current situation is no different and we are here to support you and ensure we come out together as an empowered community.
We are launching this initiative which includes practices that your salon, staff, clients and overall business will need to implement in order to successfully operate in our new normal and ultimately give complete confidence to your clients.
Once you incorporate these and any other required or recommended practices, you can focus on your own creativity and artistic flair, as it should be.
HOW CAN YOU
Creating a healthier and safer salon environment by establishing a hygenic protocol for the salon, the staff and the clients.
Help you to continue to drive a successful business by providing key recommendations for your salon and hairdressers.
REASSURE YOUR STAFF
Train your staff to follow all new protocols and their correct application in order to standardise them.
REASSURE YOUR CLIENTS
Communication is the key to making sure that your clients are familiar with the measures you are taking to continue to provide a creative and professional service.
REASSURE YOUR BUSINESS
Adapt to the new normal and empower your business for success.
IN A NUTSHELL…
MAKE SURE YOU TICK EVERY LINE
- Protect: daily cleaning and disinfection, disposable gloves on.
- Adequate ventilation.
- Toilets. Only disposable paper, soap and hand sanitising solution.
- Wash textiles & towels and uniforms in mechanically washing cycles at 60-90ºC.
- Consider placing plexiglass (sneeze guard) at the reception.
- Clean and disinfect other styling, shampoo and conditioner bottles, as well as tools and clippers, regularly.
- Waiting areas should be limited or removed, asking clients to wait outside.
- Calendar: organise staggered shifts to avoid contact in changing rooms and at workstations.
- Clean uniforms and work shoes must be worn exclusively in the salon and washed after daily use.
- A full face mask with a protective screen should be worn in addition to the mask, which must be renewed after each service. Dispose of gloves last of all.
- Always maintain a neat, professional image, avoid the use of jewellery, loose hair and nail polish.
- Ask your client to take off their mask’s ear straps and hold it over their nose and mouth during the coloring service.
- Welcome: Foot print disinfection. Recommendation: Online/ phone appointments.
- Reception area: Avoid hugging, kissing or shaking hands when greeting. Provide hand cleansing solutions.
- Counter should be disinfected frequently.
- Wardrobe: Clients’ belongings must be protected with individual plastic or fabric covers and separated from other clients’ belongings.
- Ask your client to hang their own coat avoiding other’s belongings.
- Ask your client to show style images to you from their phone rather than using magazines for consultations.
- Contact your clients before re-opening your salon so they can schedule appointments.
- Share with them the safety measures you are taking.
- Create a strong “stay at home” policy that speaks to the customer and the employee.
- Value your in-salon services.
- Adapt your price list to the new scenario.
- Push retail in advance to have the product ready when the client arrives.
- Avoid the handling of retail products; stylists should be the only ones handling products.
- Make the most of regional and national relief programmes.
WHAT SHOULD PROFESSIONAL SALONS
BEAR IN MIND?
PRACTICES THAT NEED
TO BE ADRESSED
Minimize physical contact with clients and between clients.
Avoid hugging, kissing or shaking hands when greeting.
Discontinue the use of magazines and other shared items in salon waiting areas.
Remove snacks, sweet and coffee gratuities.
Remove all retail testers. Prevent clients from handling colour charts.
TO BE INSTALLED
Schedule appointments in
Ensure safety by ensuring staff and clients wear gloves and masks.
Maintain social distance throughout the process.
Provide hand cleansing solutions. Ensure the salon and key areas are cleaned regularly.
Provide water only for clients, preferably in individual bottles or disposable cups.
- Disposable masks and gloves.
- Plastic face shield.
- Hydro-alcoholic hand cleanser.
- Tool & surface sanitiser. It is recommended to use a bleach solution*, please go to WHO website to learn how to prepare it.
- Plastic bags. Once used, please discard.
- Disposable cups or individual plastic/cardboard bottles/cartons.
- Rubbish bins with lids.
- Disposable tissues for cleaning surfaces & drying hands in toilets.
- Disposable toilet seat cover.
- Indicative signs with security and hygiene measures.
- Disposable capes for clients.
- Disposable apron for stylists.
- Infrared thermometer.
- Barrier protection (e.g., Perspex-type material or clear plastic sheet).
- Disinfectant mat.