At Ginger Salon, we look forward to reopening for our clients. We miss you. We don't want to be stuck at home any longer, either.
While we look forward to opening our doors, Ginger Salon takes COVID-19 seriously. As we reopen slowly, we do so with some significant changes to our day-to-day experience.
Please sign that you have read all changes so that we can put you on our call back list for when we are allowed to open up!
Changes for Clients
- You must not visit the salon if you or a family member are exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms, are high risk, have a temperature above 100.0, or if you have been otherwise exposed to COVID-19. We will reschedule you for 72 hours after your last exhibited symptom.
- Ginger Salon has implemented a $20 surcharge on all services until government restrictions on salons have eased. This surcharge will help offset the cost of stylist protective equipment, client protective equipment, sanitizer, and increased time between clients.
- All clients must wait in their cars until the stylist calls them into the salon to begin their appointment.
- All clients must arrive alone to their appointment. No emotional support animals are allowed in the salon, along with no friends or family members. This includes children who do not have an appointment.
- All clients and staff must enter Ginger Salon wearing a face mask that fully covers their nose and mouth. We will provide single use masks to clients, because masks are affected by the hair color/ shampooing portion of your visit.
- Clients may only carry in with them a mobile phone, payment card/wallet, and any personal drinks they will want during the appointment.
- Ginger Salon is not allowed to offer drinks or similar amenities to clients, including tap water. Please bring all drinks with you.
- By mandate of the governor, Ginger Salon must have a valid mailing address, email address, and phone number on file for all clients.
Changes for Stylists
- All staff must wear personal protective equipment, including masks, face shields, and gloves when needed for color services. Stylists must wear clean clothes for each client. All staff and clients will either wash their hands vigorously before a service, or use hand sanitizer and vigorously rub their hands together as if they are washing them.
- All staff must have their temperature taken before starting their shift, and midway through their shift. If their temperature lifts to above 100.0, they must go home. Stylists cannot see clients until they have had a temperature reading below 100.0 for at least 72 hours.
- Ginger Salon has implemented a 30 minute period between all clients, which stylists must use to deep clean their area, change clothes, and reset for their next client.
- During phase one and two of reopening the state, no blow drying will be allowed at the salon. Instead, Ginger Salon will perform a leave-in deep treatment for all guests. Guests need to be prepared to leave with damp hair after their service.
- All services must be pre shampooed at GInger Salon. All haircuts must be shampooed thoroughly before a service can be performed. If this is not possible, in the case of hair coloring or dry cutting, gloves must be used by stylists at all times. After a shampoo service has been performed, stylists do not need to continue wearing gloves to complete the haircutting service. Gloves do need to be worn during all consultations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I want to have my hair cut dry, why can’t I have my hair cut dry? Why do I have to come into the salon with clean hair, and then have you shampoo it and leave with wet hair?
A: As of phase one, no one can get a haircut with dry hair. Just like hands, hair must be washed twice in order for our stylists to be able to cut it without gloves. This is a rule set by the Oregon Health Authority. We can’t cut hair with gloves because gloves pull hair. Because you cannot wash and dry hair for color services, stylists will be using gloves the entire time until they can wash out the color and continue with the service.
Q: Why can’t I bring my handbag with me? I always use a handbag.
A: All personal items that enter the salon have the ability to carry COVID-19 spores on them, as well as acquire COVID-19 spores that you would take home with you. If you bring any personal items like a purse with you, we will have to put them in a non-reusable plastic bag and seal it. This is very bad for Mother Earth, and we are trying to limit our single use items in the salons as much as possible.
Q: I have been quarantined with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone who has COVID-19-like symptoms. Can I come into the salon?
A: Unfortunately, no. We hope you and your loved ones feel better soon. You’ll have to wait until you or the affected person has been free of symptoms for 72 hours.
Q: I am a first responder/grocery clerk and am working with the general public. Does this exclude me from coming to Ginger Salon?
A: We don’t know yet, but I don’t think so (and I hope not.) We don’t want to exclude front-line workers from visiting Ginger Salon. I assume the legality of these provisions will be challenged and eventually they will be set aside. Ginger Salon is also refusing to force clients to have their temperature taken, since this isn’t effective and there can be carriers with no symptoms. (Of course, if you feel sick and/or have a fever, please stay home.) Long story short – if you are a grocery clerk or a first responder, you’re welcome in Ginger Salon. Please come!
Q: I am a breastfeeding mother with a newborn and need to bring my child with me, but only one person can come to the salon at one time. What should I do?
A: We are still researching the laws regarding one client per service provider, and how that impacts clients who need additional assistance and are protected by law. We will update this page when it’s figured out. Ask us and we will get back to you.
Q: I am a child under 16 who needs to have a guardian with me to pay for my appointment and be with me. Can I come in?
A: Not at this time. Only one client can come to an appointment, and guardians cannot come with you. If your Guardian has an appointment at the SAME time as your appointment, then you can come to the salon during you and your Guardian’s appointment time.
Q: I am a child under 11 years of age. Can I get a children’s haircut while my Guardian gets their haircut?
A: Not at this time. All clients must be shampooed, which changes the pricing of a children’s service to a full priced haircut. If your Guardian is getting their hair cut, you can make an appointment at the same time for your appointment. If your Guardian is getting a color service, you CANNOT come to the salon for your appointment, because then you will be waiting for your guardian to finish, which is against the new laws.
Please check back regularly, this section will be updated whenever a question arises!