Hair salons preparing to open in phase two of Idaho's Rebound plan

Posted at 11:16 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 13:17:54-04

BOISE — As we enter phase two of Idaho's Rebound on Sat., May 16, close contact services are allowed to reopen their doors again.

This includes tattoo facilities, massage therapy facilities and hair and nail salons like Undone Salon in Boise, who is going the extra mile to protect their clients and staff.

The salon is requiring every client to wait in their car until the stylist calls them inside. Before entering the building, they will take everyone's temperature and have a short medical questionnaire for clients to fill out.

Inside the salon, they're using every other chair, allowing for a ten-foot distance between each client.

All employees are required to wear masks, and they're encouraging their clients to wear them as well. If a client doesn't have one, they will have new ones available for a $2 charge.

Sanitizing and deep cleaning the salon and their tools have always been protocol, but it's even more critical now. They are barbicide certified.

"We have so so so many safety measures in place," said Undone Salon's operations manager, Jess Garman. "We are a small business, ya know, we care so much about our community, so much about our clients, about our stylists about our families and friends, so we are taking this very very seriously."

As much as they are excited to open their doors, their main focus remains on keeping their clients and staff safe and healthy.

Here are some of Governor Little's recommended protocols for close contact services reopening:

-Maintain physical distancing of six feet between employees and workstations

-Use disposable materials and supplies when feasible; if reusable supplies are utilized, follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for cleaning and disinfection

-Provide services by appointment only; no walk-in customers

-Prohibit clients from sitting in the waiting area or arrange seating six feet apart and remove all reading material and other items that would be considered high contact

-Disinfect all equipment, chairs, and tables used by an employee or client

To read the more detailed list of guidelines, click on this link.