After COVID-19 caused them to close up shop back in March, Blind Barber’s Los Angeles locations are finally re-opening their doors this week. The brand shared the news in an email penned to Los Angeles Blind Barber friends and family. The Southern California re-opening follows Blind Barber’s Chicago location, which re-opened on June 8th.
Here is everything Blind Barber is doing to ensure they are “operating in a safe manner for everyone that walks through the door.”
In order to maintain social distancing protocols, Blind Barber has limited the number of barber chairs in-shop. They’ve also eliminated their waiting area to limit the number of people inside. Additionally, they’re encouraging clients to wait to enter until their barber signals them in.
Services are now by appointment only and are limited to haircuts only. Beard trims and hot shaves are unavailable at this time. However, Blind Barber’s Instagram contains many tips and tricks for those in need of a little extra help.
Furthermore, the shop will be implementing contactless checkout. Clients will have to prepay for cuts, and barbers will not accept cash tips. Blind Barber products will still be available for purchase but will also require a cashless transaction. Unfortunately, complimentary beverages will be unavailable for the time being.
All Blind Barber staff will have their temperature checked and will wear face masks and gloves throughout the day. They must also wash their hands between all appointments and will complete a health questionnaire before returning to work.
Additionally, all touch points in the shop, including tools, chairs, counters etc., will be sanitized after each client. And each service will begin with a fresh clean set of barber capes, towels, etc. Not to mention, the barbershop will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected each night.
Upon booking, clients will complete a short health questionnaire to ensure they have no symptoms of COVID-19 and have not been exposed to the virus. If clients develop symptoms or are exposed before their appointment, they can cancel at no charge.
Clients also must wear a face covering while in the shop. Blind Barber will supply a disposable mask for those who do not have one.
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