News and updates
We will do our best to update you with anything relevant concerning hair salons
Masks are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status.
We continue to follow the City of Bostons indoor mask mandate.
We thank everybody for their commitment to keeping us all safe.
Email from 6/25
Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue our reopening. Despite the new regulations, we are excited to be back and taking care of your hair again.
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Referral Program 25/25
We are rebuilding after this long shut down, and we need your help. Recommend a friend who has not been to the salon before and you'll both be rewarded with a discount. Your friend will receive a 25% welcome discount on their first appointment, and you'll enjoy 25% off your next appointment after they come in. Tell all your friends and accumulate up to 100% off for a free service.
New Service Hours
For the first month of reopening, we expanded our hours to include earlier mornings and later evenings, six days a week. Now that we've had a chance to see what works for our clients and team, we'll be adjusting schedules. Our morning appointments will stay, and the salon will now be open seven days a week, with individual stylist schedules varying to allow for social distancing.
Expanded Services (Blow Dries Are Back)
Out of an abundance of caution, we reopened with a limited service menu. We are excited to announce that beginning July 1st, we will be offering blow dries again. Please understand that some individual stylists are booked into July with adjusted appointment times and will not be able to accomodate blow dries until new appointments are booked. If you have a previously scheduled appointment and have any questions, feel free to reach out.
With the reintroduction of blow drying, we are now able to offer additional services. That includes Keratin treatments and hair extensions. I know some of you have been patiently waiting.
Don't Forget Your Products
We know many of you have been shopping for your hair product online while we were closed. Well, we’re back in business and have a special offer to welcome you back.
For the month of July, purchase any three products together in the salon, from any lines we carry, and receive 10% off. This includes products from Oribe, Kevin Murphy, R&Co,Tri Design, Soma, Olaplex, Maroccon oil, and others. We are happy to consult with you to find the best products for your hair and needs.
If you prefer to buy your products online, we will continue to offer direct shipping from our retail partners. Please use the links or codes provided on our website to support the salon with your purchase.
Arriving for your Appointment
As of now, our waiting room must remain closed in accordance with state guidelines. Greg will continue to work remotely to allow for additional stylist stations. When you arrive for your appointment, please wait outside the salon. There is no need to check in. Your stylists will call/text you when they are ready. Greg will call you after your appointment to settle the bill for any services and products. Please use cash or Venmo for gratuities for the stylist and assistants. You can book your next appointment with Greg, or book with your stylist or colorist directly at your appointment.
Your Bradley and Diegel team
Two Missouri hairstylists with coronavirus saw 140 clients in their salon, but no one got infected
Jun 11, 2020, 1:59 PM
A cosmetologist styles a customers hair in Cincinnati, Ohio. Missouri also allowed hair salons to reopen in May. (The stylist pictured is not related to the Missouri story.)
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Last month, two Missouri hairstylists cut 140 people's hair while symptomatic with the coronavirus, putting officials on alert for new cases tied to the salon.
But now, after two-week quarantines and regular check-ins with those who were potentially exposed, none seem to have contracted to the virus.
Officials hope to learn more from the case, which illustrates the importance of masks and other measures the salon put in place.
As states continue to reopen, including services like salons and barbershops, 21 are seeing new spikes in cases.
After a Missouri health department learned of two hairstylists who cut 140 clients hair while symptomatic with COVID-19, the disease the coronavirus causes, they braced for a surge in cases among the newly coiffed.
Springfield-Greene County Health Department director Clay Goddard said back then, on May 22, that he was "very frustrated" and "disappointed" by the potential new outbreak as the state began to reopen.
"We can't have many more of these," he said, as Business Insider previously reported. "We can't make this a regular habit or our capability as a community will be strained and we will have to re-evaluate what things look like going forward."
But now, more than two weeks later, all of the stylists' clients remain healthy, CNN reported, pleasantly surprising health officials, and highlighting the importance of mask wearing, contact tracing, and isolating suspected cases.
The stylists wore masks and all clients were contacted about their potential exposure
The stylists, who worked at a Great Clips in Springfield, wore masks, as did their clients, Business Insider reported. The salon also implemented Centers for measures like keeping chairs far apart and staggering appointments, the health department said, according to CNN.
Great Clips franchise owners Brittany Hager and Jennifer Small told Missouri's KY3 in a statement May 22 that, after the potential exposures, the salon closed to undergo "additional sanitizing and deep cleaning" in accordance with government recommendations.
Customers and employees who were potentially exposed were notified and offered testing; 46 took tests that came back negative, CNN reported.
The others were quarantined for 14 days and called twice a day to see if they had COVID-19 symptoms. Now, that incubation period is up, and no clients seem to have gotten ill.
A stylist in Georgia wears gloves while giving a haircut during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The hopeful findings point to the power of masks in helping to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Goddard said, according to CNN. "We are studying more closely the details of these exposures, including what types of face coverings were worn and what other precautions were taken to lead to this encouraging result," he said.
The World Health Organization has long emphasized that masks are only one part of a comprehensive approach to in the fight against the coronavirus.
"The cornerstone of the response in every country must be to find, isolate, test and care for every case, and to trace and quarantine every contact," the director-general said in a regular press briefing June 5. "That is what we know works. That is every country's best defense against COVID-19."
Email from 5/21/20
First, we would like to thank you all for the support you’ve shown in the last few weeks. It is only with the help of our clients and the hard work of our salon team that we are able to open our doors to you again.
We are excited to come back to work and have made the decision to re-open on Tuesday, June 2nd. As much as we would love to have everyone in sooner, out of an abundance of caution for our staff and clients we are taking this time to solidify our safety measures. The salon will be open Tuesdays through Sundays, though individual stylists’ schedules will be varied to limit capacity and maintain social distancing.
If you were scheduled for an appointment or left us a message during this time, we will be reaching out starting on Thursday, May 21st. Please be aware that there is only one person who will be manning the phones. If you are not able to get through the first time, please leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
We are following all guidelines that have been implemented by both the state and the city. By doing this, we are ensuring that we are in compliance with the city and can further ensure the health of our clients and staff alike. Some changes will affect the flow of your appointment experience; below are notes on what to expect:
New mandatory safety standards
We will only have 6 stylists/colorists at a time in order to guarantee that we’re all 6 feet apart.
All staff will be required to wear safety gear: masks, glasses/goggles, robes, etc.Robes will be changed after each appointment.
Selected stylists will be starting blow dries again July 1st
We are booking extra time between appointments to disinfect all tools and clean our workspaces after every client.
We will continue to offer freshly laundered gowns and towels for each client. Please be mindful of your clothing choices, as we will not have a changing room or closet available.
We will conduct frequent disinfecting of heavy transit areas and highly touched surfaces.
We will not have a receptionist on-site; all transactions and bookings will be performed remotely.
We will have hand sanitizer available throughout the salon.
We will not be serving beverages, offering magazines.
Bill will be settled over the phone, feel free to bring cash or use Venmo/Zelle for gratuity.
What is required of our clients
A face mask must be worn at all times. “Over the ear” style masks are preferred, as they aid in cutting and coloring. If you do not have a mask, you will be required to purchase a disposable one before your service. (Please be advised that we cannot be held accountable for staining on masks due to color. If you are worried, please purchase a disposable mask from us at the beginning of your service.for $1 )
A credit card is required to book all appointments and will be used for contactless payment. No cash will be accepted as payment for a service.
Please settle gratuity through cash brought , Venmo, or Zelle. Gratuities will not be able to be added at the time of checkout.
Please wash your hands upon entry and use hand sanitizers located throughout the salon as frequently as possible.
Please be on time. We do not have the luxury to take clients late, as our appointments are set to ensure no overlapping. If you are late 10 minutes or more, we will have to reschedule your appointment and will be enforcing a 50% charge of your service.
We ask that you only enter the building and the salon when your stylist or front desk calls or texts you that they are ready. (Please make sure we have your most current contact information on file.) There will be no waiting in the salon for the time being. Make sure you have an umbrella for rain/sun.
Please bring only your essential items, as the coat closet will be closed.
Only the person having the service is allowed in the salon. Please come alone or ask your friends/family to wait outside the salon.
All appointments must be pre-booked; no walk-ins will be allowed.
We ask for extra vigilance when it comes to the canceling of your appointment; 48 hours is requested. Canceling within the 48 hours will result in a 50% charge for the appointment.
Clients who cancel appointments due to illness must wait a minimum of two weeks before their rescheduled date.
Despite all the required new rules, we want you to know that we are excited to take care of your hair again. We will take this one day at a time, together.
Greg Parker, Dirk Diegel, Peter Bradley and the whole Bradley and Diegel team