Dear Clients and Friends,
You may have heard Governor Gavin Newson is allowing salons to operate outside. (If not, you can read the news story here).
I have grappled with how to respond to this.
It is a step in the right direction. Yet it is complicated to implement to ensure the best results of health, security and safety for all.
Myself and many others in my industry are not in favor of this idea.
Why are we not in favor?
- We are licensed professionals and must pass the sanitation portion of our State Board in order to be licensed.
- We have invested in the appropriate Covid-19 PPE in order to open safely.
- Working outside is unpredictable at best, given locations, security, weather and more.
- This guideline only allows haircuts, no shampooing, no hair color or blow drying.
Following the news I was at my wits end, angry and fed up.
I am ready to open, you need a haircut. I needed a minute and now I am back to doing what I can to advocate for the Professional Salon Industry. I will be attending another rally on July 22nd outside the Alameda Health Department and continuing to reach out to the governing bodies.
My goal has been to open safely indoors and within the County Guidelines.
Thank you for your continuous support of myself and Swans Studios, as well as your emails and calls to Alameda County in favor of salons opening safely.
I understand you must do what you need to do for your own appearance and self care. You have waited a long time. I have been ready for a long time to open safely.
As always feel free to contact me via phone, texts, or email with any questions or concerns.
Stay safe, wear a mask and know, no matter what you are always welcome in my chair.
Email: [email protected] or
Call me at 510-545-2955