Welcome back to beautiful hair!

Salon safety article for clients who are coming back to Forresters after lockdown

A warm welcome awaits you at Forresters!

As you can imagine, getting back to hairdressing is going to be the best thing that’s happened to us for literally months!

We’re all so thrilled to be going back to work next Monday April 12th, to hear all of your news and get your hair back to beautiful.

The salons are going to be in a state of what we’re calling the ‘ latest, new normal’ so there are some differences for the forseeable future, particularly regarding salon safety which we would like you to take time to read through.

Colour Appointments

When we’re open again, please continue to book any colour appointments via the phone lines.

Forresters Abingdon
01235 536 100

Forresters Caversham
0118 947 6817

Forresters Pangbourne
0118 984 2464

Forresters Reading
0118 987 2860

Forresters Sonning Common
0118 972 4573

Forresters Thatcham
01635 868 866

Forresters Tilehurst
0118 942 8464

Forresters Wallingford
01491 837 523

Online Booking will be active again on Monday 12th April

Ladies & Gents, the online booking webstore will be re-instated for cutting and blow drying services.

On Monday 12th April, if you’re already familiar with the system then you can go right ahead and book a cut and blow dry (or just a blow dry) via this link:


In the salons

Salon safety and client wellbeing is at the forefront of our minds. We’ve adapted our working practices and protocols so we can all get used to the ‘latest new normal’ so please have a read through the info below so you’re up to date with everything before we book you in.


Card or Apple Pay preferred. Cash payments accepted. Please don’t forget your card 🙂

Colour Patch Testing Days

If your colour patch test has expired, you’ll be invited to come along to the salon for a new one before we book you in for colour services. Once your data has been updated you will be notified of when the next patch test is due.

We’ll wash your hair as normal

Good news, we’ll be washing your hair at the back-wash area.

Your Appointment Day – Please Don’t Be Late!

Please arrive on time and wait at the door to be greeted by your stylist. Due to the new salon social distancing and hygiene protocols we’re running to a very strict timetable so appointments can’t run overtime.

No Waiting Areas

For salon safety reasons, there will be no waiting areas within the salons.

Coffee and Tea

Sorry, no hot drinks will be available in the salons.

No Mags will be available

Please bring a phone or tablet along for your own entertainment.

Your Health & The Forresters Teams

We respectfully ask that if you have any cold or any illness that is making you feel unwell or might be infectious, or you have been in contact with anyone with Covid19, or if you’ve noticed a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell that you do not enter any of the Forresters salons.

Wear Your Mask – Protect Yourself and Us

Essential:  Please wear your face mask at your appointment.

Salon Safety

We are doing everything we can to keep you and our staff completely safe within the salons.

We will adhere to all advice and protocols set down by the Government specifically for the hairdressing industry. But, we cannot guarantee that you’ll be 100% safe from any infection in the salons, which, after all, are enclosed environments.

If you need to use the loo, please wash your hands thoroughly with liquid soap and for a minimum of 20 seconds and use the paper towels provided.

The Numbers & Hygiene Protocols

To maintain salon safety, only a set number of staff and clients will be allowed within the salons at one time depending on floor area and social distancing protocols.

Obviously hairdressing services cannot be achieved unless your stylist is quite close to you but we trust that the protective clothing and hygiene routines will reassure you. After all, having your hair done should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience!

As a matter of course, our staff will be wearing masks (and/or visors where appropriate) and disposable plastic aprons. We have installed reception desk shields.

To reassure you further, all of our eight hair salon teams will be taking lateral flow tests twice a week.

  • We will take your temperature when you visit the salons
  • Hand gel will be available at all times.
  • We will be using disposable white towels in all the salons.
  • We will provide a freshly laundered gown for you to wear during your time with us.
  • Chairs will be set with a distance between them that conforms to the 1.5 metre rule.
  • Between individual client sessions, equipment, chairs, mirrors and surfaces will be cleaned using Barbicide® antiseptic spray or EnozoPRO .
  • We will be using Barbicide® tanks for hair combs, brushes and clips.

When it comes to salon safety and hygiene, we’ve gone one step further to keep us all safer and will be using EnozoPRO Sanitisers in all of the salons. EnozoPRO is a revolutionary aqueous ozone mist system that cleans, sanitises and kills up to 99.9% of pathogens.

Thank you!

We realise these protocols are a lot to take in but we hope you’ll understand why we need to be clear about everything we’re doing to keep everyone safe and happy in our salons.



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