Salons Can’t… and Now They Can When Re-Opening Hits On the 20th

This article was published on: 05/11/20 11:07 PM by Mike Minarsky

Connecticut will be soft opening starting on the 20th of May.  How soft will be soft.

The reigns already seem to be loosening a little, at least for Hairdressers and Salons in the state.  At first in the “Re-Open Connecticut” guide that was released, hair salons were listed as not being able to use hair dryers along with their service.  However on Monday, Gov. Lamont reversed the decision on hair dryers in salons.  Salon owners expressed their concerns about the need for hair dryers stating it would be too much of a restriction for them to do their jobs.

Griswold resident Jenn Lien, owner of LBP Hair Studio in Oakdale said, “At this point What does it matter? Bathrooms have hand dryers, they want us to have windows open with air flow but we couldn’t use hairdryers with heat which makes no sense. A Hair dryer is a tool in our industry that is essential and some chemicals won’t work without them.

Re-opening Requirements for Hair Salons In Connecticut:

  • Maximum 50 percent capacity
  • Appointments only
  • Waiting rooms closed
  • Workstations 6 feet apart
  • Physical barriers where possible
  • Contactless payments preferred
  • Tools soaked in disinfectant between clients
  • Hand sanitizer & cleaning wipes at entrance points
  • High-contact areas & bathrooms cleaned frequently
  • Limit conversation where possible.
  • Employees to wear facemasks and face shields or eye protection
  • Employees to provide clean smock for each customer
  • Customers to wear facemasks or cloth face coverings
  • Increased ventilation and airflow where possible

As the state sees progress on a defined set of public health metrics, they will gradually loosen safeguards. This will allow for the next set of businesses to open and potentially for businesses already open to operate with additional leeway. We expect this will occur over the coming months through September 2020.

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