Although I miss going out with my friends, I have started missing ‘my parlour wali aunty’ way too much. It’s been more than 2 months that I haven’t spent money on those hair treatments that I never needed. However, I feel the moment salons reopen in my city, I will be the first one lining up to enjoy a pampering sesh. But if you are someone like me, you must know that going to the salons and getting a haircut now won’t be as it was earlier.
Several states including Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi have relaxed the lockdown norms with ‘Unlock 1.0’ and salons are instructed to operate while following certain preventive measures. In Bhopal, the salon staff can be seen wearing PPE kits while catering to their clients, reported Times Of India.
Madhya Pradesh: Salons reopen in Bhopal following relaxations in lockdown. Workers of a salon wear PPE kits while giving haircuts to customers amid #COVID19 pandemic. #Unlock1 pic.twitter.com/LfMI991hzF
— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2020
In Gujarat, customers have to take an appointment before visiting salons.
They are also made to sit on alternate chairs amid coronavirus pandemic, reported Republic World.
Gujarat: Workers at a salon in Surat wear personal protective equipment while attending their customers. Awani Saraf an employee says,"Customers have to take appointment before visiting salon,we're using alternate chairs to ensure social distancing&sanitizing frequently". (22.05) pic.twitter.com/ZbS5MAvZRi
— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2020
In Tamil Nadu, the state government has also asked beauty parlours and salons to collect details of customers including their Aadhaar number, phone number and address, reported India Today.
Tamil Nadu: Salons and beauty parlours reopen in Chennai following relaxations in lockdown; state govt has asked beauty parlours and salons to collect details of customers including Aadhaar number, phone number and address. #Unlock1 pic.twitter.com/lbZzlk39Jb
— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2020
Here’s how people reacted to this protocol:
— ☕ (@bhukkadatma) June 3, 2020
Haircut rates have sky rocketed ,modiji baal katwaye ya badne de 🤣
— Sanjay Dugar 🇮🇳🚩 (@dugarsanjays) June 3, 2020
Barbers be like -:
Chand pe hai apun
— ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ (@HemantMiishrra) June 3, 2020
— vikrant singh kanwal (@vikrant1512) May 23, 2020
This is called Incredible India. still the Doctor are worrying about the lack of PPE kit & here they are using for hair salon. Affluent Salon.
— Sagar Patra (@SagarsPatra) May 23, 2020
Well, probably this is the ‘new normal’ that we’ll have to adjust to post lockdown.