Under Phase Two of New York State reopening guidelines, salons and barbershops are now opening their doors, after nearly three months of Westchesterites resorting to coloring their hair with self-dye kits, trimming their own bangs, or maybe just letting the roots grow out (hey, no one was seeing you anyway).
Now the professionals are ready to help fix any regrettable quarantine looks. If you weren’t one of the lucky ones who got an appointment in the first few days of opening, try one of these local salons which are working hard to service clients — while implementing new safety precautions and complying with state guidelines.
1005 Boston Post Rd, Rye
The Beauty Box used quarantine to give this full-service luxury brand hair salon a makeover of its own. Repainted, refinished, and deep cleaned, they are ready to beautify their clients once again.
Safety Precautions: Initial opening will allow for a limited number of people in the salon at any given time (2-4 clients rather than the normal 12.) The Beauty Box is not taking walk-ins at this time. Salon staff have received training on disinfecting and will be tested every 14 days. Glass dividers have been installed, hand sanitizers will be available at the entrance and at each styling station, staff will wear fresh aprons for each client and wash hands before and after each interaction. Clients will be asked to remain outside until their stylist is ready for them. Upon entering the salon temperatures will be taken by contactless scanner. Guests won’t be permitted but children can and should be accompanied by an adult.
Hours: Currently extending hours to fit in as many appointments as possible. Approximately 8 a.m. to 8
179 White St., Buchanan
This one-chaired barbershop has welcomed patrons for more than 50 years, offering not only good service, but a personal experience.
Safety Precautions: Appointments are scheduled with a gap between them to properly disinfect the chair and sanitize tools. Customers are asked to wait outside until the time of their appointment, and everyone must wear a face mask. Owner and barber Mark Young says if there is a gap, it is possible for a walk-in to fill it, but he recommends making an appointment.
Hours: Currently extending hours to fit in as many appointments as possible. Approximately 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
1 N Broadway 1st Floor, White Plains Plaza, White Plains
Opening June 20, drybar offers unparalleled blowouts and styles to beautify customers for any occasion.
Safety Precautions: No walk-ins will be accepted until further notice. Stylists will follow strict personal hygiene guidelines, have their temperature taken before each shift, and use mandatory face coverings. There will be a limited amount of people allowed in the salon at once, and customers will be asked to arrive solo. 12 hours before their appointment, patrons will fill out a questionnaire ensuring they don’t have any symptoms of Covid-19. In addition, they will be virtually notified when it is safe to come in for their appointment and have their temperature taken upon arrival.
37 Hamilton St, Dobbs Ferry
Although they couldn’t provide services during lockdown, this beauty bar supported clients and others with blogs to help maintain stylish appearances at home. Think: “5 Minute Hairstyles For Your Next Zoom Meeting In Your PJs” and “Rose Infused Beauty Products (That You Must Try!)” Now, it looks forward to welcoming those clients back.
Safety Precautions: Customers must book appointments by calling the salon, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or reaching out on social media. No more than two appointments will be scheduled for the same time. In addition to cleaning and sanitizing, stylists are wearing masks, shields, and full body aprons.
Hours: Thursday — Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
315 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
Built-in partitions for a private grooming experience have easily transitioned to physical distancing protections for guests at The Fine Men’s Salon as they now reopen for business.
Safety Precautions: Semi-private stations are available to clients, featuring separate wash stations and individual sinks. The salon isn’t currently taking walk-ins, and has scheduled a 5-10 minute break between appointments for cleaning and sanitation. Clients must wear masks and are asked to not bring guests. In addition, only haircuts, style, and color services are being offered at the moment; buzz cuts won’t be offered until further notice.
Hours: Tuesday — Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
34 S. Lexington Ave, White Plains
Celebrity stylist Igor Musayev and his team are now offering their NYC-honed skills to the Westchester community again.
Safety Precautions: Clients are required to wear masks at all times, and are only allowed in the salon if they comply with social distancing. Appointments will be staggered for sanitizing between sessions. Igor M Salon asks guests to please stay home if they are feeling unwell and to provide 24-hour notification for cancellation.
In addition, haircut only appointments must arrive with wet, freshly washed hair; stylists will re-mist if needed. They will not be offering blow-dry only appointments at this time, but blow dries can be accompanied with another hair service. There will be a separate entrance way (reception area) and separate exit (back door.) Clients who arrive 15 minutes later than their appointments’ start time will need to reschedule.
Hours: Staff schedules and hours may differ on return for the phased opening.
355 Manville Rd, Pleasantville
This two-year-old full service salon offers cut, color, and styling for both men and women from their team of skilled colorists and stylists.
Safety Precautions: Clients must wait outside and will be called once the salon is ready for them. Temperature will be taken before entering, and must be under 100.3 degrees. Stations are 12 feet apart. Stylists are wearing masks and shields. The salon is keeping a disinfection log and sanitizing each station and the bathroom before and after use. Appointments are required. Every stylist may have only one client at a time.
Hours: Extended hours and days. Call for hours; now open Sundays.
269 Purchase St, Rye
Cynthia Petfield, owner of this intimate, luxurious salon, spent the last few months educating herself on new treatments and styles to best serve her clients post-quarantine.
Safety Precautions: Each client must call when they are outside, have their temperature taken, and sign a waiver. Stylists are wearing face masks, shields, and disposable aprons while clients are given plastic capes. Appointments are spread out so only 2-3 may be happening at the same time. The salon is accepting private sessions for clients who wish to be completely alone to ensure safety.
Hours: Monday — Thursday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Extended hours Friday — Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.