Mansfield hair salon prepares to open all hours with new measures in place

A Mansfield hair salon is getting ready to open its doors again next month with special new safety measures in place.

Mark Leeson is looking forward to opening salon doors on July 4.
Mark Leeson is looking forward to opening salon doors on July 4.

When the government announced a tentative date of July 4 for hair salons in lockdown to reopen, it had already become clear that appointments will not operate in the same way as they used to.

Richard Darby, director of Mark Leeson salon in Mansfield, said: “What clients can expect is that when Mark Leeson does open its doors, they will be taking appointments seven days a week from 8am to 8pm on full days.

“To ensure that all our clients feel both confident and relaxed when they are with us, we have installed protective barriers to ensure their safety, having measured every square metre of the salons, plus we will be using one chair in every two and three backwash basins instead of five to allow social distancing.

“Staff will also be adhering to the ‘silence rule’ at the backwash so not only can guests can relax and enjoy the shiatsu massage chairs but feel reassured that germs and air particles are kept to a minimum while in the seated/laid back position.

“Before any client attends the salon, they will have received a ‘virtual consultation’ in which we will be able to assess the length of appointment needed.

“We will not be able to offer any walk-in services.

“We will be looking at maintenance appointments initially to maximise the people we can see.”

All equipment will be sanitised after every use and everything as much as possible will be disposed of, eliminating cross-contamination.

Payment will also be preferred by either card or bank transfer.