I Loved My Post-Lockdown Salon Visit – And Here’s Why
Re-Visiting Giannasso Hair & Beauty Salon in Covent Garden After Lockdown
By Kate Allt
When the announcement was made the salons in the UK could re-open, I literally yelped with excitement. I was SO eager to get back into the salon after nearly 5 months away – and apparently, I was not alone. A recent survey suggested that visiting the salon post-lockdown was amongst the top three things people were most excited for, along with going on holiday and eating in a restaurant. I was most definitely one of those people!
Not only due to the fact that my split ends were out-of-hand (and I was sporting some very unsightly roots) but I had missed seeing the Giannasso Hair & Beauty team, as well as the overall feel of the place. Whilst I could hardly contain my excitement, I was slightly unsure as to how everything would work. As in, everything. How would I book my appointment? Would I have to wear a mask? Could I bring anything with me? So many questions!
Booking My Appointment
When it came to booking my appointment, I simply called the salon on and spoke with the lovely Lauren, who made sure I was booked in. Then, I received an e-mail 4 days prior to my appointment which included the date/time I was booked in, info on the salon’s COVID 19 procedures, and a link to a COVID 19 questionnaire (which was quick and easy to fill in!). Then, 2 days before my appointment, I received a reminder text with date/time – which was very handy as I’m forgetting everything these days…lockdown brain!?.
Entering The Salon
Like many of us, I found the prospect of socialising again slightly daunting after months of staying at home, but I was very pleasantly surprised! When I arrived at the salon, I was asked to wait outside until someone came to let me in (the doors have to remain closed). Within seconds, the fabulous Sergio came to the door to greet me. My temperature was checked, and I was asked to use the provided hand sanitiser.
The salon itself looked pretty much the same (sparkling clean, as always!) although I was made aware that there were social distancing measures in place and there would be a space between each chair to adhere to the 2m rule.
During My Appointment
I was taken to my area of the salon which had been thoroughly cleaned with Barbicide. I was given a disposable plastic gown and towel to wear – oh, the glamour! The stylists were all wearing the requisite visors, whilst I wore my own nonmedical face-covering throughout the service. Sergio talked me through everything and I honestly felt comfortable and safe throughout the entire appointment.
….The Finished Look
Once my colour had been washed off and I had my hair cut & styled – I was feeling like a new woman! It felt so good to be back. My hair went from drab to fab in just a couple of hours, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much the salon had adapted to the ‘new normal’.
Thanks, Sergio & the team. I’ll be back! x