March 6, 2021...........
We are slowly getting to the end of our list of appointments that were bumped during our 10 week closure. We should be completely caught up by March 15, 2021. Today the Provincial Government announced that personal services businesses such as hair salons will now be allowed to operate at 50% capacity instead of the current 25%. This means more of our staff team will be allowed to work at one time since our salon is safely spaced apart by 6 feet. We will start this new schedule of 50% capacity on April 6, 2021. We are now able to accept any appointment and begin working on our regular scheduled days . Starting April 6 the salon will return to regular hours and will be closed Sunday & Monday.
March 1, 2021.......
For the past 6 weeks, we have extended our hours & days of operation in order to accomodate our large clientele. We are only allowed to currently work at 25% capacity in the salon so this greatly affects our ability to schedule our stylists into their regular work hours. Thank You for your patience as we succesfully manouvere through these restrictions and were able to get everyone in for an appointment. We feel confident that we are caught up & can now take appointments for anyone needing a service. Please feel free to contact the salon 204-255-1053 to book your hair appointment. Our front desk team will be happy to assist you. We are still under the 25% capacity restrictions until the current Health Order expires on March 5, 2021. At that point we eagerly await the provincial government announcement of future rules & regulations.
January 21, 2021.......
January 8, 2021........... The Provincial Government has extended the current health order and it's restrictions until January 22/2021. This means the salon will remain closed for hair services until that date. We will still continue our curbside pickups of all retail at 20% OFF & Color Retouch Kits are available by request. Please follow here and on all Social Media for daily updates.
January 8, 2021...............
If, and we know it’s a BIG IF..... if the government announces today that we are able to open......we will be open tomorrow Saturday Jan 9, 2021 with a select staff working.
We are ready!
However, we have a LOT of phone calls to make so the phone lines will not be open for booking new appointments. We need you to be patient. Everyone that had a missed an appointment due to the closure needs to be contacted first to be rescheduled. This means over 2100 phone calls we need to make to reschedule 8 weeks of clients. THIS TAKES TIME.
If you have an appointment already booked for this Saturday or Sunday we will be calling you. If you didn’t have a previously booked appointment please contact your stylist or text Tam to be put on the wait list.
Also........please remember that we get no advance notice of what the announcement will be! We hear the news the same way, at the same time you do. We are ready and organized but it still takes a lot of decisions and time to make this all happen quickly so thank you for allowing us that time.
We are hoping for good news but are prepared for whatever may be announced.
Thanks for reading this long reminder. Miss you all. ❤️
January 4, 2021.............
Will we get the go ahead this week to open up?
We are hopeful for an announcement from the government Wednesday or Thursday, but so far no news yet.
Here’s what we know:
Dec 1st is GIVING TUESDAY. Cutting Loose Hair Design is making a $1000 donation to 3 charities in lieu of the budget we normally spend on the gift bags that each person receives at our Client Appreciiation Open House. Because of Covid rules we were unable to host our event so hopefully this turns into something good for others. See our post on our Social media pages and we encourage you to donate today to a charity that you love. Text us or tag us and tell us what charity you donated to and we will enter your name into a draw for a gift basket.
November 12, 2020..........
Second time around...........
Effective Thursday November 12th, all personal services businesses such as our salon are closed by the Provincial Government mandate. The government is estimating a 4 week closure, but we will be in contact with you the minute we know when we can reopen. If you have an upcoming appointment, we will call you to cancel. Once we know a reopen date, we will try to reschedule you in the order you all originally had been booked.
We will also be offering curbside pickup for any retail products & color kits. Contact us with your orders by text to Tammie 204-997-1340, email email@example.com, DM us on social media, or contacting your stylist.
text: 204-997-1340 (Tammie)
Check back often as we will update this site regularily.
Thank You to all for your continued support. We couldn't get through this without your help & support.
October 25, 2020............
Conditions and restrictions put in place by our government for salons & spas have not changed since our initial re-opening in May. We were hopeful for changes as Manitoba entered Phase 4, but as we have all witnessed the cases have been increasing alarmingly & we are in a holding pattern of no change to our business with the Code Orange.
So how does this affect us at Cutting Loose Hair Design?
We must still limit the occupancy of clients in the salon to 50% our normal capacity. This means not all of our staff team can be working at the same time, and we are limited to one client at a time. We must continue to implement measures to ensure everyone maintains a 2 metre distance between each other in all of the salon space. If workstations cannot be a safe 2 metres apart, they may be separated by a non -permeable physical barrier. All of our cutting stations comply with that rule. The only area we changed is the instalation of barriers between our sink area, so we are able to use 4 sinks.
Please review our safety protocols as there’s a couple changes & new additions.
- The waiting room is still closed & we require you to wait outside or in your vehicle. Our door will remain locked. All clients must come alone to their appointment.
- Masks are still required by all clients & stylists at all times inside the salon.
- We are unable to serve any beverages or snacks until further notice. Clients & Staff team are not allowed to bring in any food or drink either. (Can’t drink with a mask on)
- We are now allowing small purses & 1 personal item in the salon, such as a book, iPad, e-reader. No backpacks, large bags, laptops etc. Please be mindful of the size of bag you are bringing in.
- Clients & staff team entering the salon must answer the Health Questionnaire required by the Provincial Government & get their temperature taken before proceeding into the salon.
- We continue to remind you all, that if you are feeling ill or have flown or travelled
outside of the Provincial guidelines, we ask you to please stay home & reschedule your hair appointment to a later date.
- Both client, and stylists must wash their hands upon entering the salon.
- We are currently not accepting cash or cheques. Debit, Mastercard or Visa only.
- Previously, inside the salon, clients were asked to stay seated. We are now allowing movement in the salon as long as the 2 metre physical distancing is maintained. You are now allowed to browse our retail areas but please be mindful of unneccesary handling of products. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance.
- We continue to practice cleaning & proper disinfecting of all tools, equipment, & stations with a hospital grade instant contact disinfectant. All towels, capes, smocks are used only once and then properly cleaned.
- All of our dirty laundry bins remained covered with lids, & all clean laundry is boxed and closed to open air.
- We have added non permeable physical barriers between the sink areas in order to allow usage of all 4 sinks.
- We have rearranged our front entrance to utilize a second entry/exit door. We will direct you as to what door to enter or exit the salon. Hopefully, this eliminates some of our traffic congestion as we navigate through winter jackets & boot removal.
- As we get closer to flu & respiratory season, we have protocols in place for our staff team and for our clients should someone fall ill with a regular cold or flu. We are taking your and our health concerns very seriously.
- We have individual garment bags ready for each client's winter jacket to keep your clothing safely separated. They are laundered after each use, & the hangars are disinfected.
- Sandals & slippers are available for each client or feel free to bring your own indoor shoes. In order to keep our floors clean, we ask that all outdoor footwear be removed on the front mat. All sandals/slippers are disinfected between each client.
- We have officially cancelled our annual Open House Client Appreciation Night. Please stay tuned to our website, Facebook & Instagram accounts for promotions we will be having in lieu of our parties.
- We are currently booking appointments through into 2021 based on our existing 50% limited schedules. Please be sure to book ahead to guarantee a spot because we cannot accommodate everyone the way we normally do because of these restrictions. If your stylist's schedule is full, please leave a message with our front desk & we will suggest another stylist in the salon who can help you for that one time.
Thank you again, from all of us at Cutting Loose Hair Design for your understanding & cooperation during these challenging times. We are so happy to be allowed to be open for business and we are making every effort to accommodate each of you in a safe environment. We appreciate that you choose us for your hair care needs & we value your business & friendship. Please stay healthy and well.
May 8, 2020.........
WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS
IN ORDER FOR US TO BE OPEN SAFELY WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE FOLLOWING RULES & PROTOCOLS.
We understand everyone’s health concerns so we have made necessary changes in preparing our business for you. The safety of our team and our clients is essential to us. Please respect our limitations and don’t ask us to break any rules.
- The Front Door of the salon will remain locked at all times.
- We ask that you wait in your car until our front desk team texts or waves at you to enter. We must do this to ensure our proper social distancing & government regulated number of people in the salon at one time.
- We ask that you arrive alone for this same reason. We ask that no one accompany you to your appointment. If you need assistance they may help & then will be asked to wait in the car. Do not bring children along for your appointment. If the child is the client, we ask that you wait in the car during their appointment time.
- Appointment times are all staggered to allow for proper social distancing & time for proper disinfecting so please be on time. We will not be able to accommodate late arrivals. We will do our best to stay on time for you as well but please be aware our schedules are extremely limited and booked to the maximum capacity. The extra cleaning & disinfecting we are doing before and after each client takes more time.
- The waiting area will not be available to you for any long periods of time.
- Jackets, purses, books, Ipads are now allowed. We ask that you limit your personal items coming into the salon
- Prior to entry to the salon, we ask that you bring your own mask. NO ONE IS ALLOWED IN THE SALON WITHOUT A MASK. (Be aware that certain hair services might leave your mask damp, or stained. We are not liable for any stains or damage that occurs during that appointment time)
- Upon entry to the salon you will be asked to answer the government mandatory self-assessment health tool questionnaire by our Front Desk Team.
- Your temperature will be taken. You will be asked to leave if your temperature is above 99*F or 37*C
- We ask that if you are feeling any of the following symptoms to please not enter and reschedule your appointment: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose.
- All clients will be required to wash their hands upon entering the salon, regardless if they have just used hand sanitizer in the car. This is NON NEGOTIABLE.
- Your stylist will greet you at the front area after she and you have washed your hands. She will be masked and take you to the disinfected sink area or station.
- During your appointment time we ask that if you move from the area your stylist places you, please maintain the 2 metre social distancing rules. You are allowed to browse any of the retail products or shelves but always ask for assistance. Bathrooms are available but please let us know you are leaving your area to use them.
- Unfortunately, we have had to remove all magazines, coffee & food service, & chocolate treats.
- You are allowed to be on your silenced phone during this time, but no other electronics are allowed in the salon.
- Hugs and handshakes are discouraged at this time.
- Your stylist will walk you to the front desk after your service and the Front Desk team will take over at that point.
- We are not accepting cash or cheque at this time. We accept Debit, MasterCard or Visa only.
- All transactions will be done through touch-less payment on our disinfected point of sale machine. We will enter the total and set a fresh piece of press n seal saran over the machine for you to insert your card and enter your numbers. Upon completion, we ask that you rip your receipt off and take the press n seal saran strip with you. We have a covered garbage can by the exit for you to dispose of it after leaving.
Our salon has always prided itself in our cleanliness & disinfecting practices. A lot of these protocols are not new to us, but we want you to be aware of what we have always taken care of and some of the new additions. Here’s what we are doing to ensure your health & safety in our salon:
- The entire team has been certified in GHS/WHMIS training.
- Our Health & Safety Policies are current & all our SDS sheets are updated & available.
- We always have and will continue to use EPA registered disinfectant, bactericidal, virucidal & fungicidal sprays.
- The salon is equipped with a fresh air intake & exhaust system to remove smells & keep good air quality.
- Our team’s health will be individually assessed daily & they will be sent home if they are ill.
- Their temperatures will be taken daily.
- They will be masked during our entire workday.
- All touchable surfaces will be disinfected before and after each client.
- All capes, towels and tools will be fresh & clean for each client & kept in a covered bin.
- All soiled towels will be kept in bins with lids for containment.
- All tools, products and anything that will be touching you are single use and then disinfected for your safety.
- We have removed any non-essential items from the business such as magazines, chocolates, and glassware.
- Team members will be practicing social distancing amongst us and there will be no sitting together in our team room.
- Appropriate disinfecting of all front desk & equipment, including point of contact payment machine. We have eliminated cash or cheque payment.
- Appropriate use of PPE to be used when requested or necessary.
Feel free to ask any of us at any time about what we are doing to ensure your safety.
April 30, 2020.......
Yesterday's announcement from the provincial government allows the reopening of non essential services on May 4. Because there are a lot of new restrictions in place going forward, we have made some changes in the salon and we now have to adjust all our work schedules to allow for the limited amount of people we can have in a salon this size at one time. We are working as a team to finalize all these details now. Please be patient with us as we try to sort through what this will all look like going forward. If you were bumped out of an appointment by our temorary closure, you are on a list where WE WILL CALL YOU TO RESCHEDULE ASAP. We are currently not booking any new appointments until we know we are safely ready to do business under the new protocols and guidlines provided by the government. You can expect a phone call from us (if you already had an appointment that was bumped) on Thursday, or Friday this week. Please DO NOT call the salon as we are inundated with phone calls and messages right now, and we are trying to fit everyone back in. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We are trying to ensure the safety of all of our clients and team going forward. Please follow our posts on social media and here for further updates.
April 24, 2020.......
Based on the province of Manitoba announcement today we will be extending our temporary pause of business until May 18th. We will be contacting anyone that has an appointment booked between April 28th to May 18th. We are optimistic that after the May long weekend we will be allowed to re-open under very strict social distancing conditions. All clients that have had an appointment rescheduled due to our closure will be notified and contacted as soon as we have an official re-open date. We are currently NOT booking any appointments until we know further details of what our time & restrictions in the salon will be as per the provincial government guidlines.
During this time the salon phone & email will only be checked periodically. We can be reached for any inquiries or product sales for curbside pick up.
To reach us going forward please:
REGROWTH TOUCH UP KITS
As Team Cutting Loose continues to #flattenthecurve by staying at home for now, we recognize the needs of some of our clients.
Under these special circumstances, we are introducing a one time only REGROWTH TOUCH UP KIT.
What comes in your kit:
⭐️personally formulated color formula (not like a box dye which is one color only)
⭐️bowl & brush (returnable)
⭐️professional shampoo & conditioner
⭐️specific, clear instructions with video & disclaimer.
Kit will contain enough formula to touch up on the new growth area at the roots along the hairline & your part line.
Price will be $45 for each REGROWTH TOUCH UP KIT.
How can you order:
⭐️Contact your stylist via text, Facebook message, or Instagram DM. If you don’t have their text # please text Tammie 204-997-1340 & she will contact your stylist for you.
⭐️Leave your first & last name & indicate you need a kit.
Not everyone will be a candidate for this kit. Your stylist will determine if your current color will be suitable for this. ( There will be no lightener, or blonding available) Only regrowth that is close to your existing color.
Not all stylists will be offering this kit.
When & where is pick up: Pickup times will be either at the salon (no touch, it’s all set up) or your stylist might be able to hand deliver. We will let you know when you place your order.
⭐️Time is sensitive. You will need to apply the formula within 30 mins of receiving it for it to correctly work.
In no way is this replacing our face to face color appointments we want & will need to have in the future with our valued clients but it provides a quick fix and “pick me up” for you our clients. @cuttingloosehairdesign #cuttingloosehairdesign #flattenthecurve #stayathome #doingourpart
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March 30, 2020.......
The provincial government announced today that all non- critical services must close April 1-14 in Manitoba to limit the spread of COVID 19 This includes all hair salons including those operating out of their homes. These measures are yet another step to limit the transmission of this virus and to flatten the curve. Cutting Loose Hair Design will remain closed as we originally planned until April 14th and a re-open date will be considered as we navigate forward. We are allowed to continue with our contactless pick up of hair product & kits for home use on designated dates & times with only one staff member at hand & social distancing practices in place.
March 22, 2020.......
The provincial government placed our province in a State of Emergency this past Friday which means Cutting Loose Hair Design is temporarily closed until further notice.
We are still unsure of the details & the actual amount of days we need to stay closed as the developments change daily. For our clients that have appointments booked in April, WE WILL BE CALLING YOU. Please don’t call the salon as we are trying to manage our call volume level & reach everyone quickly. At this time we are unable to reschedule your appointments as we don’t have an exact return date. Don’t worry, you will be rescheduled in the order you all originally had.
Please follow our social media & website for updates. If you need hair products, please text my cell 204-997-1340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org & we will make arrangements for pick up or delivery.
Thank you to everyone who supports small business. This is a very hard decision to make as if affects the livelihood of all my team. I want to thank Team Cutting Loose for their faith, endurance & support. You worked your butts off this past week & accepted this closure with grace & dignity, even through the tears. Thank you & stay tuned.
During this time the salon phone & email will only be checked periodically. To reach us going forward please:
March 15, 2020.......
Let’s stop and talk about this.