CoronaVirus Opening Guide 


Latest Update- February 2021

Following the latest government guidelines, we will be opening the salon on Monday 12th April 2021. We look forward to welcoming back all our staff members, clients old and new and hope we over the worst of this horrendous pandemic.

Shapes in Hair will continue to work to the highest of standards to ensure everyone's health and welfare. PPE will continue to be used in the salon for the forseeable future. Dividers in between every section will also continue to be in place.  Drinks will still not be served and magazines will be not be available. Toilets are in use, but we please do ask, only use if you really must. We would like to keep this to as low as possible, so there is no cross contamination. Our team will continue to thoroughly clean the salon regularly, especially focusing on sections in-between client's appointments. We shall continue to work tirelessly like we have been doing for the last year.

We would like to take this opportunity in thanking everyone for their patience and support in these very difficult and stressful times.

For all our information, please read below.

We can't wait to get back to doing what we love to do and seeing all of you!!!!

Thank you 

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Opening of the Salon:  Saturday 4th July 2020

Booking Appointments : From Thursday 18th June  2020

Firstly, we would like to say that we hope everyone is keeping healthy and safe. We closed our doors to the virus on March 21st 2020 and have missed working ever since. Following the latest guidelines and following the governments regulations, we hope to open the salon on Saturday 4th July 2020.

We have been working tirelessly to ensure that when we do open the doors again, we are providing a very safe, comfortable environment that will meet all regulations to the highest standard for all our clients and all our staff members. Below we would like to explain and share all our plans for when we are open, and these will remain the protocol until we are told otherwise and it is safe to relax measures.



Although the government haven’t released the guidelines of what is expected and required, Shapes in Hair has taken upon itself to maintain the highest level of safety measures for all staff and clients. Below is a list of measures will we carry out:

  • Shapes In Hair has sourced PPE for all staff for when we do open.

  • All Staff will be wearing Gloves, face masks, visors and disposable aprons at ALL times.

  • Hand Sanitisers will be available and required upon entry into the salon. 

  • We have a protective screen at the reception desk.

  • Clients will also be asked to wear their own gloves and face masks, if they do not have their own, Shapes in Hair will provide them. All clients will be given disposable gowns so they can be thrown away after your appointment. All clients will be given a mixture of disposable and non-disposable towels. Non-disposable towels will be used once, then put in a 60 degree wash. 

  • NO refreshments will be served to any clients for the foreseeable future.

  • All magazines and books will be thrown away.

  • All sections and Areas will be disinfected and thoroughly cleaned in-between each client appointment 

  • We shall be using every other styling section to allow for correct social distancing. Each member of staff will be allocated a specific section for the duration of the day 

  • We will be creating longer opening hours and shift patterns for staff each day (to be announced shortly)




  • We will be opening our appointments  on Thursday 18th June 

  • You can make all reservations by calling us on 020-8866-4727

  • We recommend anyone over the age of 70 to please make your reservation for the earliest  time slots to avoid a lot of interaction with too many people

  • We expect to be very busy, so we request that clients phone ahead and pre book their appointments in advance to avoid disappointment

  • The minimum appointment time for a Cut and Blow-dry will be One Hour to enable us to clean and sanitise the section before the next client arrives

  • PLEASE NOTE: Anyone who is more than ten minutes late, will unfortunately have their appointment cancelled as we will be running a very strict and precise schedule.

  • There will be clear signage throughout the salon, especially at the shop front. We ask you not to enter if there are people at the reception desk.

  • All Colour clients will be recommended the Olaplex treatment to protect and restore their hair after 3 months of not having any colour in their hair




  • We please ask all clients arrive ten minutes prior to their appointments 

  • Our waiting area will NOT be in use. We ask all clients to wait outside or in their car until it is safe enough to enter the salon, to allow for social distancing

  • We ask for all clients to come alone, and not bring children/partners/friends with them.

  • We ask all Clients to bring as little as possible where possible. Please if you can avoid bringing jackets, umbrellas and bags. We do understand the weather will play a big part of this. We will ask clients to keep hold of their belongings as our cloakroom will be out of use.





  • It is very important to make your next appointment when you are in the salon after you have finished your service. We cannot guarantee a next appointment as we hope to be very busy, but doing less people each day due to health and safety. 




We would like to inform you that there will be a temporary price increase for all services. This will help in covering costs of all PPE equipment, undertaking all health and safety precautions and looking after clients in the safest way possible. We hope you appreciate and understand this in these difficult times.

  • We limited some of our services as they may be unsafe at the moment. 

  • We will not be providing conditioning treatments at the backwash, as this will allow the basin area to be available to other guests.

  • We will be limiting the number of children allowed in the salon. Multiples of same family haircuts will not be allowed at any one time.


On a happier note, we cannot wait to reopen and resume a normal life again. We have thoroughly missed all our clients, and doing what we love, HAIR!!!!

Please continue to keep safe, healthy and happy. 

We look forward to seeing each and everyone one of you in the very near future