(WWJ) Ready for a haircut? Hairdressers, barbers and spa owners say they're ready to get back to cutting and snipping as a group advocating for the re-opening of salons and barbershops delivers an eight-pillar plan to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
The Safe Salons for Michigan coalition, which represents 350 facilities, says it has developed and finalized the plan with officials from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs that would allow them to get back to work ... if they can win approval.
The plan includes industry best practices for worker safety, customer safety, social distancing, hygiene, sanitation, P-P-E use, case monitoring and more.
“Michigan’s licensed cosmetologists, barbers and their team members are capable, ready, and excited to get back to work meeting the needs of our clients,” said Lisa Dennison, a regional director for Michigan Supercuts and Cost Cutters salons located across the state. “Our salons have always met detailed health and safety standards, and we’ve developed a comprehensive plan to go even further to keep everyone who walks through the door healthy. We urge Governor Whitmer to lift her ban on our jobs immediately.”The organization says the plan is modeled after efforts in 36 other states including neighboring Ohio where salons and barbershops are open.
The governor has not yet responded to their request to get back to work.