13 Birmingham salon updates on openings + booking

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Salons prepare to open in Birmingham. Photo via Speed Spa’s Facebook.

Following Alabama’s amended safer at home order, hair salons were officially allowed to reopen May 11. We know of at least 13 so far ready to book and reschedule appointments. A few come from our mighty databasesign up now to have your business featured on Bham Now for free.

A few things to keep in mind before diving in:

1. Arcadia Salon

Arcadia in Avondale opened today, May 14, and as happy as they are to see you, be aware of the safety precautions the team is taking. Read the FULL LIST of guidelines before entering the salon. Here are a couple to know before you go:

  • When you arrive for your appointment, please text or call the salon to inform them you are there. Remain in your vehicle until they notify you that you are all set to enter.
  • You must wear a mask prior to entry—please choose one that secures behind the ears so that stylists can perform your service. If you do not have one, one will be provided for you.
  •  The salon will have hand sanitizer for you upon entering and will take your temperature.

2. Salon 2412

All appointments scheduled pre-COVID-19 have been canceled, so make sure to book a new appointment by email only. The salon is only focusing on coloring and touch-ups until operations resume back to normal. In order to keep the appointments down to 45 minutes, there will be no shampooing or blow-drying.

Read the entire message before booking an appointment.

3. Hairfolk

Right now, the salon plans to open Monday, May 18—but that could change. If you had an appointment, Hairfolk will call you to reschedule so there’s no need to reach out!

If you didn’t previously have an appointment, once the salon opens you can call to make one. For more info on how the salon is handling re-opening, watch this video.

4. Speed Spa

To eliminate any lingering around the front desk or reception area, Speed Spa now has an app that allows you to pay without contact. Purchase product during your service and it will be brought directly to your salon chair. 

The spa is also implementing one chair, full-service technique. Stay in your chair from cut and color to shampoo and style.

5. The Collective

The Collective has a set re-opening date of Monday, May 18. The team is working hard to reschedule appointments and contact everyone with standing appointments—there’s no need to reach out if you had a missed appointment.

To make an appointment, email info@thecollectivebham.com and include your name, number and requested stylist and services. Look over the temporary service menu as the salon navigates phase one of the opening.

6. Tonya Jones SalonSpa

View a full list of the precautionary measures Tonya Jones SalonSpa is taking to keep you safe here:

  • Call when you arrive and the team will let you know when you can enter the space.
  • No large handbags, only bring in what you need.
  • Every team member and patron MUST wear a mask.
  • Please come alone, no additional guests or children.
  • No cash.

7. Cookie Cutters

Take a gander at everything you need to know about steps the salon is taking. A few key points include no walk-ins, waiting in your car until your stylist is ready and a limit of only one adult per child.

8. H’Art of April Salon

H’Art of April is opening and available by appointment only. You can give the team a call to schedule, and make sure to wait in your car when you arrive. Also, please come alone and limit the amount of items you bring in to necessities.

9. Wheelhouse Salon

Right now, Wheelhouse is rescheduling appointments before moving forward to booking new appointments. In addition to sanitizing the salon frequently and asking patrons to wait in their car until the stylist is ready, here are a few more precautions the salon is taking:

  • Staff will be required to wear masks and gloves at all times.
  • Patrons must wear masks per City of Birmingham’s ordinance.
  • Everyone is greeted with hand sanitizer.
  • The chairs are six feet apart and schedules of stylists are split so there will be fewer people in the building at once.
  • No blow dryers as an effort to keep from spreading germs.
  • Anyone showing symptoms will be asked to reschedule.

10. Studio 21 Salon

Studio 21 updated their salon’s guidelines for visitors and employees. Make sure you’re wearing a secure mask upon entering the salon and arriving without other company. Please call the salon to reschedule if you don’t hear from the team first. 

11. Salon U Midtown

Call during regular business hours to book your appointment with Salon U. However, before you step into the salon read their full list of guidelines. Here’s a couple to be aware of:

  • The salon cannot provide services to any guest who is not masked in some way.
  • Credit cards only, no cash.
  • The team will be masked at all times and gloved when possible.

12. MUSE Salon

Take a look at all the precautions MUSE is taking, such as markers on the floor to indicate 6 feet of distance and only have three stylists scheduled per shift. Also, due to an influx of appointment requests they are requiring credit card holds for appointments.

13. Morgan Ashley Salon

For safety purposes, Morgan Ashely’s staff schedules have been adjusted to limit the number of people in the salon. They also have new temporary hours— Monday-Saturday from 8AM-8PM.

Do you know some more salons open now? Give us a shout on social @bhamnow!

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