How Chesterfield hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons are preparing to reopen
We’re all in need of a professional haircut and a bit of pampering – and thankfully there’s not long to wait now.
Hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons will open their doors again on Monday after months of closure to help tackle the spread of coronavirus.
Francesca Stanley runs Chesterfield-based Definition House of Hair and Beauty, which has moved from Old Hall Road and will reopen at new premises on Chatsworth Road.
She said: “We are very excited to reopen, welcoming old and new customers.
“We have been working so hard to get ready for the opening and will be offering customer a relaxing and safe experience with all Covid protocols in place.
“We pride ourselves in putting our customers first and making their experience one they want to repeat.”
Carl Hague, of Brampton Barbers on Chatsworth Road, said ‘it will be great to get back to doing what we do best’.
“We are extremely looking forward to reopening our doors and once again greeting our customers old and new,” he added.
“Since it was announced that we could reopen on April 12, our social media pages have been inundated with people wanting to take advantage of our bookable out-of-hours appointments service.
“We still remain a walk-in service through normal business hours, but customers can be assured that we take every measure to allow the correct number of people into the shop with additional waiting seats outside.
“We understand that this can be frustrating at times but we maintain client safety with sanitisation of all seating and all of our equipment.
“Masks should still be worn at all times until we are told otherwise.”
Leanne Timmins, owner of home-based salon Nu-You Beauty in Creswell, said: “I am extremely happy to be reopening in a Covid-safe environment on April 12.
“I have missed my regular clients – those are the ones who keep my business thriving and I appreciate each and every one of them.”
Leanne also told of her pride at recently coming 43 out of thousands of finalists in the ‘best eyelash extensions salon’ category in this year’s UK Hair and Beauty Awards.
Bernadette Birtles and Rachael Armitage, partners at Escape Beauty Salon on Knifesmithgate in Chesterfield, can’t wait to get back to making clients look and feel great.
They said: “Sadly, we have been closed for seven of the last 12 months due to lockdowns, but fortunately as an established business of 18 years we have managed to retain our salon and we will be reopening on April 12.
“While it’s been a difficult year, we have tried to utilise the time effectively by completing further online training and updating our skills.
“We have also worked hard to improve the salon environment, refurbishing and updating the premises to make it the best it can be.”
Bernadette and Rachael said there will be a number of measures in place to ensure the salon is Covid-safe, including regular testing of staff.
They added: “Seeing friends and family and welcoming back clients old and new into our businesses will be amazing.
“We’re sure good times will be with us again soon.”