Phase Three Health and Safety Protocol Updates!!!!!

If you do not currently have an appointment you may book one through our online booking portal. If you are rescheduling or cancelling an appointment, or have made appointments online with us in the recent past, you can go through your initial notification emails and it will remember you so you do not have to input all your information again.

For video and photo updates please check out the “COVID-19 Prep” Highlighted Story on The Glass Menagerie’s Instagram. This is being updated today and may continue to be updated in the future as information changes so it’s always good to double check before coming in for your appointment. I will also try to get the new info up on my blog on ChristineRinehart.com.
We want to be very clear that the protocols currently in place for health and safety are non-negotiable, many are legally mandated and our failure to comply could result in loss of Cosmetology license permanently. Please don’t risk that for us. If you anticipate being unable to comply with these protocols PLEASE postpone your appointment. If you show up and refuse to comply, services will not be rendered and you will be charged 50% of your scheduled services.
HERE’S THE CURRENT SAFETY PROTOCOL:
Do not bring anyone with you to your appointment. We are only allowed to work one-on-one. If you are bringing a child or you would like to come with someone from your same household please email me at ChristineDoesHair@gmail.com to see if we can accommodate that.
When you arrive in the parking lot at the Hilltop Shopping Center please text me at 703.945.9289 to let me know you have arrived. Please include your name so I can track my schedule properly.  I do not currently have everyone saved in my phone and I would like to avoid unnecessary confusion.
I will respond quickly if possible, and when I am able (done with my previous client AND done with sanitation and disinfection of the full studio space) I will text you that I am coming down to you. I will no longer be going out to the parking lot to get you, we will meet at the bottom of the stairs next to the elevator.
I will bring out hand sanitizer and a tri-ply mask. You will sanitize your hands and put the mask on with its ear loops. That way your hands are clean before you touch your face while adjusting the mask.
We will walk up to the studio and I will buzz us in. There is also an elevator for those who prefer it.
Once inside we will go directly to my studio space and we will wash our hands before we tape the mask on. Taping the mask on allows me to remove the ear loops so I can work freely and provide every service fully. The tape I am using is KT Tape (kinesiology tape), which is designed for long term wear on skin and is flexible and breathable.
We will then be able to freely work as close as possible to normal for all services.
Only when services have been completed and you have left the building may the mask be removed. There is a trash bin at the base of the stairs that is easily accessible for disposing of your mask.
If you would like to bring your own mask please be aware that I still need to be able to tape the mask on and remove the ear loops from my workspace. I strongly suggest just letting me use my disposable masks.
Masks must remain on the entire time you are in the building and I will not be able to accommodate smoke breaks for clients or myself during services. I currently have Juicy Fruit and Orbit Wintermint gum as options to prevent dry mouth. I recommend the Wintermint because the “cool” feeling really helps with the mask. If you would prefer nicotine gum or other accommodations please bring those for yourself. Starting after next weekend I will also be providing individually wrapped straws if you would like to bring a beverage for longer appointments. The mask must still remain on at all times.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me via my direct email ChristineDoesHair@gmail.com

If you’re looking for more ways to protect yourself and your loved ones, check out the CDC website.
Thank you so much for sticking with us. We look forward to supporting each other during these challenging times.

Current Health and Safety Protocols…

If you do not currently have an appointment you may book one through our online booking portal. If you are rescheduling or cancelling an appointment, or have made appointments online with us in the recent past, you can go through your initial notification emails and it will remember you so you do not have to input all your information again.

For video and photo updates please check out the “COVID-19 Prep” Highlighted Story on The Glass Menagerie’s Instagram. This may continue to be updated as information changes and it’s always good to double check before coming in for your appointment.

We want to be very clear that the protocols currently in place for health and safety are non-negotiable, many are legally mandated and our failure to comply could result in loss of Cosmetology license permanently. Please don’t risk that for us. If you anticipate being unable to comply with these protocols PLEASE postpone your appointment. If you show up and refuse to comply, services will not be rendered and you will be charged 50% of your scheduled services.

 

ALRIGHT, HERE WE GO:

  • Do not bring anyone with you to your appointment. We are only allowed to work one-on-one. We will not be allowing guests.
  • When you arrive in the parking lot at the Hilltop Shopping Center please text me via 703.945.9289 to let me know you have arrived. Please include your name and how to identify your vehicle so I can track my schedule properly and find you when I come down to get you. I do not currently have everyone saved in my phone and I would like to avoid unnecessary confusion.
  • I will respond quickly if possible, and when I am able (done with my previous client AND done with sanitation and disinfection of the full studio space) I will text you that I am coming down to you. Please stay in your vehicle.
  • I will bring out hand sanitizer and a tri-ply mask. You will sanitize your hands and put the mask on with its ear loops.
  • We will walk up to the studio and I will buzz us in. There is also an elevator for those who prefer it.
  • Once inside we will go directly to my studio space and we will BOTH wash our hands before we tape the mask on. Taping the mask on allows me to remove the ear loops so I can work freely and provide every service fully. The tape I am using is KT Tape, which is designed for long term wear on skin and is flexible and breathable. There is a photo below.
  • We will then be able to freely work as close as possible to normal for all services.
  • Only when services have been completed and you have left the building may the mask be removed. There is a trash bin at the base of the stairs that is easily accessible for disposing of your mask.
  • If you would like to bring your own mask please be aware that I still need to be able to tape the mask on and remove the ear loops from my workspace. I strongly suggest just letting me use my disposable masks.
  • Masks must remain on the entire time you are in the building and I will not be able to accommodate beverage breaks or smoke breaks for clients or myself during services. I currently have Juicy Fruit and Orbit Fresh Mint gum as options to prevent dry mouth. I recommend the Fresh Mint because the “cool” feeling really helps with the mask. If you would prefer nicotine gum or other accommodations please bring those for yourself.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me via my direct email ChristineDoesHair@gmail.com 

Current Situation…

This is a constantly moving target and may continue to change, but for now we are operating under the belief we may open on May 29th…

Hey everybody!

Current talking points, heads up this is a long email please read everything.

• Masks will be required and I will be providing them. The Phase One reopening guidelines state “Provide face coverings for clients or ask that clients bring a face covering with them that they must wear during the service. Limit services to only those that can be completed without clients removing their face covering.” — When you arrive at the studio space you will wash your hands and put on a tri-ply mask I will be providing, once it is properly positioned it will be taped in place (using KT tape) so the ear loops can be cut off, once this mask is in place IT CANNOT BE REMOVED DURING SERVICES. Plan ahead and bring Nicorette or regular chewing gum.

• for more information on Governor Northam’s Executive Order 62 visit here (https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/may/headline-856741-en.html) .

• If you have not already made your upcoming appointment with The Glass Menagerie please visit here (https://square.site/book/4S6WA60WEH9WH/the-glass-menagerie-alexandria-va) to be taken to the online booking system and price list.

At the new studio space you will be required to wait outside in your car while notifying me of your arrival, please text (703)945-9289. Once I have everything disinfected and ready I will text you to come up to the space. You will be required to buzz in on the call box so I can let you in. We will then go to my studio and we will both wash our hands before we get your mask on prior to starting services. Example photo shown below.
Refusal to wear a mask will result in no services rendered and a NO SHOW fee of 50% of the scheduled services.
If you’re looking for more ways to protect yourself and your loved ones, check out the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) website.

Thank you so much for sticking with us. We look forward to supporting each other during these challenging times.

Moving Target…

Executive Order 53 said no salon until April 24th…

Executive Order 55 strengthens EO53 and extends it until a June 11th opening date…

DPOR is currently claiming salons MAY be able to open on April 24th, but I’m not understanding how that’s possible with the information in EO53 and EO55.

The stay-at-home order in place makes certain breaking of social distancing a misdemeanor (punishable by up to a year in jail and/or up to a $2,500 fine)…

It is unclear to me how hair salon appointments could be an exception since it requires one-on-one physical contact in order to perform services…

I am uncomfortable going back into salon before the threat level is sufficiently low for myself and my clients…

If I go into salon early and I become infected by a client or co-worker then I will infect countless clients before I even show symptoms.

I am not willing to risk the health and safety of my clients with an early return…

I currently plan on not being in salon until EO55 is over.

COVID 19 Salon Update…

We’re going to get through this together.

As most of you already know, Virginia Governor Northam placed executive order 53 into effect Tuesday March 24th at midnight. In this executive order a 30 closure of hair salons  mandated.

The salon I work at is closed. I will not be making “house calls” because it defeats the purpose of the closure and would risk me losing my cosmetology license permanently.

In the meantime, I’m working hard on contacting clients about scheduling and rescheduling upcoming appointments, taking some time for additional online classes (taking and teaching), and doing hair extension check-in emails for my existing clients who may want completely fresh hair when this is all over.

Currently my soonest appointments available are May 5th or later for most services.

ChristineDoesHair@gmail.com

703.440.8073 to leave us a voicemail

 

Upcoming Appointments, Feb 19- March 18…

The following lists my open availabilities on my upcoming trip. This list is accurate as of February 5th, but it’s changing as people call in.

Please call 703.440.8073 to make your appointment with me at Elany Image.

F19, 9a 1hrs, 1030a .5hrs, 6p 1hrs

F20, 3p 2hrs

F21, 12p 2.5hrs, 5p 1.25hrs

F23, 9a 1hrs

F25, 1130a .5hrs

F27, 12p 4.5hrs

F28, 1030a 3.5hrs

F29, 315p 3.75hrs

M3, 9a 4.5hrs, 230p 2.5hrs

M4, 9a 2hrs, 2p 5hrs

M5, 9a 1.5hrs, 1230p 6.5hrs

M6, 10a on open

M7, 9a 1hrs, 3p 4hrs

M8, 9a 4hrs, 430p 2.5hrs

M10, 11a 1hes, 1230p 5hrs

M11, 9a 3hrs, 1p 4.5hrs

M12, 9a 2hrs, 12p 7hrs

M13, 9a 1hrs

M17, 930a on open

M18, 9a 1hrs, 1p 5hrs