Keeping up with beauty during the coronavirus pandemic

MACOMB COUNTY, MICHIGAN — Within the time it takes to style hair, conversation can build to the point of friendship. Stephanie Sherman, Hair Stylist at Gracie’s Salon in Shelby Township, explained the bond that she has with her clients, no matter what their age is. Sherman said that keeping herself and her clients safe is extremely important to stylists and their salons. 

While many businesses have been affected by COVID-19, the beauty industry is one that has been having to deal with regulations that impact all ages, while also requiring close contact to perform their work. New regulations have caused customers and beauty professionals to re-think safe approaches to continue. 

The CDC guidelines for beauty salons place emphasis on wearing masks and checking temperatures on a daily basis. To decrease the potential spread of COVID-19 through touch, beauty salons are also told to clean high touch surfaces, as well as parts, products and shared equipment, as much as possible.