Because of the spread of covid-19, we must all adopt a new normal, a new set of behaviors and protocols that will ensure the health and safety of our community. If you'll be visiting us at Powell & Burke, we ask that you abide by the guidelines listed below. We too will be following a set of specific workplace safety standards set in place to protect your health and ours.
How you can help...
Please only visit the salon if you feel healthy and if you've been following the safety precautions set by the CDC in order to prevent the spread of the corona virus. If you feel you've developed any possible symptoms of covid-19, please cancel your appointment and seek out medical attention.
2. Face Masks
Please come to your appointment wearing a face mask covering your nose and mouth. The straps of your mask must wrap behind your ears so we can freely access your hair without you having to adjust. Clients arriving without a proper face mask will unfortunately not receive a hair service.
In an effort to minimize the overlap of commonly touched surfaces, we ask that you keep the number of belongings you bring to your appointment to a minimum. Clients are limited to one small bag that you are able to keep on your person for the duration of your service.
On account of our salon's intimate setting and an ongoing effort to maintain a safe social distance, it's crucial that you arrive to your appointment alone. Please coordinate your schedule to ensure that you needn't bring anyone else to the salon during your appointment.
Please keep phone usage to a minimum during your time at Powell & Burke. We ask that you don't call or text on your phone unless it is absolutely necessary. Reference photos needed for a hair consultation can be sent ahead of time via email or a direct message through social media.
6. Food/ Beverage
No food or beverage is permitted at the salon for the time being. Please do not bring these items with you to your appointment. We are keeping commonly handled items to a minimum, and we must ask that you not remove your mask at any time during your visit.
To limit the potential of any of our guests accidentally breaking the six feet necessary for safe social distance, please do not approach the salon until you receive a notification on your phone that we are ready for you. We are trying to limit foot traffic especially at the entrance to the salon.
To minimize phone usage during your time at Powell & Burke, consider booking your next appointment before your current visit. Our schedules won't be as flexible right now because we need time to follow safety protocol and we don't want you to miss out if you don't book in advance.
How we can help...
1. Our Health
Both of us will only operate at Powell & Burke providing we are in good health and have no reason to believe that either of us has been put at risk. As a household, we have quarantined together and have been following every recommended safety precaution outlined by the CDC.
2. Masks etc.
As per the official salon safety standards set by the state of Massachusetts, we'll be wearing protective gear and apparel for the duration of your time at the salon. These articles will be worn only for your appointment and laundered immediately after.
3. Robes/ Capes
At Powell & Burke, we will always provide you with a clean robe and/or cape to protect you and your clothing from us and our materials. This service will certainly continue especially now while we fight to protect ourselves from the spread of the corona virus.
Our stations will be positioned six feet apart to ensure the recommended safe social distance. The chair you sit in and the counter you sit at will be cleaned and sanitized completely before your hair service. You will not come in contact with any non-sanitized surfaces during your visit.
In between every client, all of our combs, sheers, and clips will be sanitized completely. All of our tools and implements will be made safe for your appointment through the use of 70% alcohol based sanitizer and a germicidal sanitizing wand that uses UVC light rays to sterilize surfaces.
6. Air Purifier
Powell & Burke is equipped with the Medify MA-25 Air Purifier, which uses the highest quality HEPA H13 medical grade filter. The air in our salon will be completely filtered and fresh every thirty minutes.
7. Common Items
To limit the potential of our guests touching any frequently handled surfaces, we will not be providing the usual snacks, beverages and candy for the time being. There will also be no magazines or books made available.
8. Hand Sanitizer
Please wash your hands upon your arrival to the building, using the faucets available in the restrooms of the Suites at 207 or those at Cafe Nero on the first floor . The sink in our salon will not be available to you but both stations are equipped with a hands free sanitizer dispenser.