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Salons to reopen: Post 2nd Lockdown

Monday, November 30th, 2020Beauty hair salon, Hair salon service sales., hairdressing business, Salon & Spa, The salon and The S wordComments Off on Salons to reopen: Post 2nd Lockdown


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Hairdressers and salons to reopen: the rules in the new tier system

Whilst the return of cut and colours is on the horizon, the new tier system means different rules for different areas – here’s what you need to know.

What are the hairdressing rules for each tier?

Under the previous three-tier system the rules applied as follows:

  • Tier 1 and 2: Hairdressing salons can continue to operate in a Covid-secure manner.
  • Tier 3: Hairdressers in the previous Tier system were subject to close in Tier 3 if local authorities deemed it necessary.

Now however, hair salons will be allowed to continue operating regardless of the tier level placed on the local area.

Are hairdressers closed in England?

Hair salons across England were closed on November 5, under lockdown restrictions. From next week, most non-essential businesses can reopen on December 2.

After this date, different parts of the country will follow the restrictions from a tier system. What tier each area is in will depend on the severity of infection locally.

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 Can mobile hairdressers still work?

With the lifting of lockdown measures, all hairdressers, even mobile services, can resume business on December 2.

What happens if I have an appointment booked during lockdown?

If you had an appointment booked during lockdown, it will have to be cancelled and you will need to get in touch with your hairdressers to rearrange.

What financial support will hairdressers get?

For businesses that can apply for furlough the scheme is being extended throughout November with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500. In addition, business premises forced to close in England are to receive grants worth up to £3,000 per month under the Local Restrictions Support Grant.

Also, £1.1bn is being given to Local Authorities, distributed on the basis of £20 per head, for one-off payments to enable them to support businesses more broadly. A Hairdressing Sub Committee has been set up as a branch of the British Beauty Council to push for a cut in VAT from 20 percent to 5 percent, as it has done for pubs and restaurants.

“This is the second time round for a national lockdown, we at least have a taskforce in place, and direct connection with government as well as constant communications,” Millie Kendall MBE, Chief Executive of the British Beauty Council tells the Telegraph. She added “We didn’t have that back in March. The Prime Minister’s announcement mentions non-essential retail which personal care businesses fall under, and he mentioned an extension of furlough.

“I am not sure this is enough to sustain our businesses. The first task will be to ensure that our Personal Care businesses including salons, retail and mobiles are protected financially from further damage. This will be an ask for grants, and we will push for a longer term recovery plan and chopping the VAT is essential.”

Many salon owners are urgently calling the government for support. “We seem to get lost as an industry, so we need to ensure we get the VAT reduction, and business rates relief needs to be extended for another year. We all run of very little reserved cash flow, and are due to make tax payments imminently; this all needs to be deferred if we have any hope of bouncing back as an industry.”

The ‘Three R’s’ 
”Reputation. Recommendation. Retention”. 
It’s not built on that constant looking for new clients it’s looking after what you have! It’s investing in your self and your business and those around you.


This journey, this career, is wonderful – challenging, inspiring, and yes, hard work.

Our industry is in constant change and is sometimes criticised. For lacking vision in some areas. However there is an ever growing body of professionals. That have a firm commitment to our industry, they have a passion for change, to raise standards through education and sharing. Leadership, education and team incentives.Will over time and with commitment give any individual that ability to do exceptional work and to be more creative. Leadership and management help create an amazing work environment for all concerned. So key for success for all concerned.
This journey. This career, is wonderful – Challenging. Inspiring and yes can and will be hard work. but the rewards are worth all the effort.
Thank you all for letting me share some thoughts with you today.These are inspirational, passionate, industry professionals.They have a vision. These are the people I want on my bus to learn from, share with, take a journey with. Get inspired. Connect with driven motivated industry professional. challenge your self. invest in ones /your self 

Are you driver or passenger !

 There are no guarantees in life and ones career and career choice is no different thing happen and its how we deal with them that defines us. Jobs change relationships come and go the one thing that remains after training is our skill both hands on creative and the ones we learn about people and communication about caring about being a team player. Constantly developing new skills staying current is so very important.

I also think that we need to always look at the WhyAsk the question Why are we in business whats it for? OrWhy do we want to go into to business what is success? Why do I suggest this I think by asking and exploring the why we get to the motive behind why we want to be in business what is true success. Why the will also help us to understand our true values this in turn helps us to follow the path to the success we want  and desire. It will help us to surround ourselves with the right team those who share our values and vision.


Remember. Salon success. Stylist success. Business success are all linked together it’s Team success. Its never about any destination only ever about a journey taking the right people on that journey makes it enjoyable maybe even fun!

Mike B2MR

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