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Our number one priority is to keep our guests and staff as safe as possible. So, for the near future, we have made a few physical changes and have implemented some new policies and procedures that we feel are necessary.

We ask all staff and guests to stay home if they aren’t feeling well or have had a fever or cough recently. If anyone has been in contact with anyone with Covid-19, we ask that you reschedule for a minimum of 14 days later.

All staff and guests will have their temperature taken upon entering the salon. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or more will be asked to step outside and cool down. We will recheck up to three times. If a guest or employees temperature has not gone down, we will not be able to allow them into the salon.

All guests and staff are required to wear a mask that preferably secures around the ear (we have a procedure as to how to work around them). We will be strict on this, so don’t be offended if we deny service if you don’t have one on. This is now mandated by the state of Michigan.

We ask that at the time of a guests appointment that they wait in their car until they receive a text from us to come in (this is to keep the amount of people in the salon to a minimum). There is currently plenty of outdoor seating also. If waiting in the car, please be sure to keep the A/C on in order to keep your body temperature normal (as we take temperatures upon arrival).

Only guests with scheduled appointments will be invited in. So please don’t bring anyone with you unless they have an appointment too. As much as we love dogs, we won’t be allowing them in during this time.

We will not be offering beverages or cookies and we ask that if you bring something in with you that you take it with you when you leave.

We are also suggesting that if you are coming in for a haircut that you wash your hair at home so we can keep the amount of people at the shampoo bowls to a minimum. We will, of course shampoo out any chemical services.

We are suggesting to not wear bulky or expensive clothing as we no longer have the option to change out of your clothing.

We will be supplying one-use capes for cutting and coloring.

If it’s warm, please don’t bring in your coats.

We won’t be able to offer pens, magazines or testers.

If you need product, please ask your service provider to get it for you.

When leaving a gratuity, we suggest giving it directly to your service provider or using an app such as Venmo. We also ask for you not to forget the Assistant even if they didn’t shampoo you, as they will be working hard to sanitize the areas you will be in. We aren’t able to add gratuity to credit card sales. We do, however have an ATM that you can use.

We have removed half of the styling stations and spread them out in order to keep guests and stylists at least six feet apart.

All stations and work areas are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with EPA registered disinfectants between each guest.

Door handles and frequently touched surfaces are disinfected regularly throughout the day.

Restroom toilets now have sanitary paper covers for your use.

We now consider the shampoo area as a “Quiet Zone” to keep conversations to a minimum as the guest positioning is slightly more vulnerable than other areas.

Nail Techs and guests are separated by a shield in order to keep everyone protected.

Nail Techs work with tools that have been disinfected and for tools that cannot be, they will use a “one-use” utensil.

The reception desk is surrounded by a plexiglass shield but does have openings for items to be passed through.

We have added two shifts per day in order to accommodate social distancing guidelines. So, please be aware that your stylists schedule is different than before.

We have increased our sanitation and sterilization procedures and will have the salon professionally cleaned each night and is regularly sprayed with an EPA recommended fog.

We have installed ten air purifiers throughout the salon that utilizes PECO technology, which destroys pollutants 1000 time smaller than HEPA standards. This technology was designed to capture and destroy airbourne viruses such as  Coronavirus.

Our checkout stations now have the capability for using the “tap” feature and does not require a signature. We also have the ability to safely store your credit card information, so for future visits, you can bypass the checkout process entirely.

Due to the lack of guests paying with cash, we can no longer accept checks written out for over the service amount (tips).

 

We understand there are a lot of changes and we appreciate your understanding during these times.

Thank you,

We look forward to seeing everyone in the safest way possible.

Love, Your Antonino Salon and Spa family.

Antonino Salon and Spa-voted best salon and best salon for a blowdry.

No bad hair days ever.

191 Townsend, Birmingham Mi. (across from the Townsend Hotel).