Nassau salon ready to reopen with new, socially distant look
As hair salons get ready to open their doors once again, a Nassau salon is showing what it's doing to keep clients safe.
Gloss Salon in Plainview is ready for a new era of socially distant salon operations. Co-owner Richard Rubenstein and his staff have been preparing for Phase 2 for four weeks.
"We're so much into a safe, safe, safe, environment with cleanliness, sterilization, sanitization and just awareness," says Rubenstein.
The safety measures began with a thorough sanitization of the salon by professionals. They also drew up a lengthy list of safety rules for clients, which are based on state guidelines.
"Everyone entering the salon will have to wear a mask and if they don't bring one we will supply them one," says Rubenstein.
Upon entry, clients will receive a temperature check and will be given disposable capes to wear to protect their clothing.
Those getting their hair colored will be given special adhesive masks to prevent the dye from staining their cloth face coverings.
"We have dividers in the salon. We have every other chair used in the salon. We have a new exhaust system that cleans the air and gives fresh air every 10 minutes," says Rubenstein.
Staff members will also be required to wear face coverings and shields.
Appointments must be made in advance and clients will be asked to wait in their cars until they are called. The salon is limiting the number of people inside to make social distancing possible.