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Tint Hairdressing Salon: Pre-bookings, social distancing and optional facemasks

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Matthew Sutcliffe, co-owner of Tint in Leeds, talks about the safety measures they have implemented to keep customers safe. Find out how you can work safely.

Video transcript

Hello, my name is Matthew Sutcliffe, I am the co-owner of Tint. We are a hairdressing salon based in Leeds city centre, and our 21 strong team are a mixture of self-employed hairdressers, employed hairdressers and apprentices.

It was a very scary decision to shut the salon, especially a week before lockdown. It’s been a difficult three months not knowing when we will open again. But after hearing the news we were allowed to open on 4 July, we put our protocol together.

Our salon is 2000sq ft, therefore we are in a very good position to adhere to the two metre distancing guideline, with some exceptions of our one meter plus guidelines. All appointments will be pre-booked.

Our team will be wearing visors. Although it’s not mandatory for clients to be wearing masks, we have also encouraged that as well because we feel it will be a safer environment all round. Hand sanitisers and dispensers will be placed around the salon for all to use.

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