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Lori Friend Hair Studio
333 Peterson Rd Ste A
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: (847) 367-4690
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LFHS SHUTDOWN UPDATE

AN UPDATE FOR ALL MY CLIENTS:

I would like to start by sending my thoughts of hoping each of you, your family members and friends, are healthy and navigating successfully during these times.

I am in the process of contacting everybody that already had appointments scheduled during the time this shutdown order started and until it is lifted, to reschedule your appointments.

Everybody that has reached out to me and that I have contacted have been so very supportive, understanding and of good spirits. I am so appreciative and thank you for that. Most everybody has told me that because of my unique situation of being the only person that works in my Hair Studio that they would be willing to come in for their appointments regardless of the shutdown order. So many of you have said you would not mind if I made “house calls”. And everybody has been willing to reschedule their appointments so far.

I have given thought to many situations that I could possibly incorporate at this time but for now, I feel the best thing for me to do is to keep my Hair Studio shut down. I will monitor this situation each day, each week with the hope that the shutdown order will be lifted May 1st. If that date changes or if my decisions change, I will let everybody know.

Regardless of when I open my doors, I would like to share with you some of the precautionary steps that I will be taking from the day I open back up and will continue with these precautionary steps until we all feel comfortable to discontinue some or all of them:

As you know, I have a unique situation at my Hair Studio. I am the owner of the building and the business. This allows me complete control of the environment of my business. And as you are already aware of, I am the only person, ever, in my Hair Studio other than my client. While I have been closed, I have had the entire Hair Studio sanitized by a professional cleaning service. I have purchased hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and disposable gloves for myself and my clients to wear when they come in for their appointment. I will be covering the shampoo chairs and styling chairs before each client and removing the coverings after each client, using new coverings for the next appointment. Every client will have a clean cape that would be washed after each use. I will wear a face mask during your appointment and feel free to wear your own mask if you would like.

I have a remote electronic door lock and the doors would remain locked, only unlocking them to allow each client that has an appointment, entry and exit. I will open the door for you, and you will put on disposable gloves. Your clothing and skin will never come in contact with any of the chairs as they will be covered and the covers will be changed with each client. I will be wearing protective items as well. When you have finished with your appointment you will throw your disposable gloves in a garbage can and I will open the door for you as you leave.

I feel with just two people at a time at the Hair Studio and with all I have mentioned above, that I could safely operate my business under these conditions. I have consulted several health care professionals and they have agreed with me that I would be practicing the safest and strictest of guidelines that are recommended and required. As days continue to pass, I feel that my business and my services should be deemed “essential”. In my opinion, my business is much more “essential” than a lot of businesses that are currently open under the “essential business” status and I also feel that coming to my business will be much more safer to patronize than most of the “essential businesses” I have been to in our area. I will keep posting updates and again, thank you for your support and understanding.

Lori Friend

PLEASE READ WHAT I HAVE DONE TO MAKE MY STUDIO AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE FOR YOU AS I REOPEN FOR BUSINESS:

Hi, this is Lori Friend. As you know, I have a unique situation at my Studio. I am the owner of the building and the business. This allows me complete control of my environment. And as you are already aware of, I am the only person ever in my Studio other than my client.

While I have been closed, I have had the entire Studio sanitized by a professional cleaning service. I had a plexiglass shield installed at the reception desk. I have purchased hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and disposable gloves for myself and my clients to wear when they come in. I have always sanitized my shears and equipment with Barbicide and alcohol and will continue that protocol. I will use clean covers on the shampoo chairs and the styling chairs before each client. Your clothing and skin will never touch any chairs as they will be covered and only used for you. Everyone will have a clean cape that would be washed after each use.

I will wear a face mask during your appointment. Please wear your own face mask. I also have purchased a non-contact infrared thermometer and I will be taking the temperatures of each client upon their arrival (recommended by industry standards).

I have installed remote electronic door locks on my front doors. I will keep the doors locked and only let the people in that have appointments to keep up the social distancing and also this will absolutely eliminate any unnecessary foot traffic. When you arrive for your appointment, stay in your car and text me to let me know you are here. When I receive your text, I will come up and open the door for you and at that time you can come in.

Due to scheduling there may be times where I will have one other client in the Studio. Because of this, I have converted my office into a separate room where I can provide chemical services to a client and keep the door shut while I may provide another service to another client in the front part of the Studio. This way each client will always be in separate rooms. Most of the time there will be only one client in the Studio and never more than two and if that happens, they will always be in separate rooms. If any of my clients do not feel comfortable with one other client in a separate room, please let me know and I will make sure that does not happen during your appointment.

I feel with all I have mentioned above, that I could operate my business safely under these conditions. I have talked with several health care professionals and they have agreed with me that I would be practicing the safest and strictest of guidelines that are recommended and required. I truly feel that my Studio will be one of the safest businesses in Libertyville, or anywhere for that matter, not only for me but most importantly, for you.

Thank you,
Lori