Drybar salon announces client temperature checks, virtual check-ins and required face coverings upon reopening


Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

frantic00/iStockBY: JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, GOOD MORNING AMERICA

(NEW YORK) — As hair salons begin to reopen after being closed due to COVID-19-related restrictions, Drybar has released the company’s plans for doing so safely in select markets.

On Monday, the popular chain salon, best known for blow-dry services, sent a client newsletter email, outlining the steps being taken before opening in select markets.

“We don’t take this lightly and we want to make sure everyone feels comfortable coming back to our shops as soon as they are able to,” Drybar said in its newsletter.

Like many other salons that recently reopened, special attention is being given to constantly disinfecting high touchpoints throughout the salons. Face coverings will be worn by employees and customers, there will be social distancing measures and a limited amount of appointment-only clients will be serviced.

Drybar also announced that staff members, as well as clients, will have their temperatures checked with noncontact digital forehead thermometers before being granted access the salon. Clients with a temperature above 100 degrees will be asked to cancel their appointment at no charge.

Drybar locations in Colorado and Arizona were the first to reopen, on May 12, with selection Georgia and Tennessee locations, including one in Nashville, reopening on Monday. Tampa’s two locations will start accepting clients again on Wednesday, according to the company’s updates page.

Additionally, clients will receive a health questionnaire 12 hours prior to their appointment to ensure patrons don’t have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or known exposure.

Drybar is also introducing a new virtual check-in process to maintain social distancing and eliminate the use of waiting rooms.

Texas, Georgia and North Carolina were among the first states to relax restrictions for salons and similar reopening strategies have been put in place to keep everyone feeling safe while they are serviced.

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