As outlined by the UK government’s guidance on our roadmap out of lockdown三级成人视频, hair salons are provisionally set to re-open on 4th July, and many of us are counting down the days until we can finally book our hair appointments.
三级成人视频Whether your ends are crying out for a cut, or your roots for some much-needed colour, it’d be wise to prepare yourself to shell out a little more than you might be used to. Should there be an increase in price for your usual pre-lockdown hair service, it’ll be the consequence of a number of factors:
Should you have taken to a lockdown DIY trim (that you'd anticipated would be more even), or a dodgy root touch-up that needs to be redone, it will all need to be corrected, so it’s possible your service could cost more. ‘We anticipate much more correction work,’ admits Jonny Long, founder of boutique Chelsea salon, Lockonego, ‘and we’ve forward-planned for the increase in time it may take to apply colour to larger roots, and we’ll have to charge accordingly. We’ve had a much greater number of clients contact us regarding colour appointments than we’d expected. ’
三级成人视频To allow for a sustainable business model post-Covid 19, salons might need to charge more to make a profit. As social distancing guidelines will mean that there can only be so many clients in the salon at once, and in a day, many are coming to terms with the fact they'll likely have 50% less business than normal, due to no fault of their own.
‘To operate efficiently, split shifts of stylists and colourists that share clients will be worked on a first-come first-served basis to ensure there’s no ‘dead space’ in the salon, as essentially, we’ll be operating at 50% capacity, even with longer opening hours,’ says Long. 'We'll need to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective way of operating to ensure the salon stays profitable, but our clients will always leave with the same level of service and professionalism they expect from us.'
While hair salons are privy to maintaining a high-level of hygiene, the introduction of disposable face masks and single-use gloves for clients and for staff in-between clients, will be required once they re-open. ‘Should the government deem it necessary, we’ll also wear full PPE,’ says Long.
The business itself will have to pay for this extra equipment which will prove costly. Speaking exclusively to The Telegraph, Keith Conniford, registrar of the Hair and Barber Council admits ‘it might only be at a cost of £2.50-£5 more for each client, but it’ll be down to the individual business. Each salon will need PPE to protect staff and customers, and as some are saying they’ll keep prices the same or reduce customers that come in, it might not be financially stable.’
With so many of us reliant on professional services - particularly after around 15 weeks without them - salons could charge more for their coveted services purely because the demand will be incredibly high, should they see fit.
However, some businesses have already stated they’ll be keeping their prices the same regardless - handy should you already be planning your post-lockdown look. ‘We wouldn’t dream of raising our prices,’ says Fiona McIntosh, founder of Blow LTD, a mobile beauty service provider. ‘We know this is going to be a difficult time for many who’ve been furloughed or had to take salary cuts. All of our stylists our superbly trained, and have Covid-19 hygiene training, and we will continue to operate with total price transparency.’