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Posted by: Economic Development Team on Friday, November 13, 2020

While the at-home buzz cut was necessary at first, booking an in-person salon appointment topped many ‘to-do’ lists last spring. Charles County salons and spas—back in business since May— have welcomed customers back with open arms. Now, in the face of a challenging winter, self-care is more important than ever, and Charles County is filled with safe businesses to help you do so.


Affirming Routines

From the mood-boosting music to the protocols in place, salons and spas are expert tension tamers in this COVID-19 environment. Before appointments, service providers outline new procedures and share what’s stayed the same: they care about their clients.

Appointment-only practices, health screenings, sanitation stations, and temperature checks help foster wellness in a safe space. Sunday hours and staggered bookings keep clients well-spaced, with time allotted in between for sanitation. One salon, The Loft Salon of La Plata, goes a step further, reserving Mondays from 10 am to noon for higher-risk clients. Mobile spa Nails & Faces of Joy takes a comprehensive approach to safety by wearing disposable booties, masks, shields, and pre-portioning products for every client.


Timely Offerings

While capacity limits impact revenues, Bodi Oasis of Bryans Road refuses to panic in this pandemic, and they encourage clients to follow suit. Their promotions are timely and lighthearted. Whether it’s a Post-Election Wellness Day or a Stressed Homeschool Package for frazzled parents, Bodi Oasis is making the best of this situation!

For those in need of some “hairapy,” Waldorf’s Studio Mirage has maintained close communications with their clients, giving advice during the lockdown and the reassurance to return. Now booking special appointments for the holidays, this salon firmly believes in their mantra “Good Hair, Good Mood, Good Day.”


Optimizing Social Media

Salons and spas love to use social media platforms to share inspiration, boost online sales, and showcase gorgeous tresses, with models now donning PPE. New Moon Bodywork and Botanicals reopened its La Plata spa and is embracing the virtual environment to its fullest extent! They currently host virtual retreat and Facebook Live events to help people achieve inner calm in challenging circumstances.

Fresh procedures and perspectives drive success among Charles County businesses. Our salons and spas have risen to the challenge, offering client experiences that are a cut above.

Together, We Can Keep Charles County Open for Business!



For more information on shopping safely, visit our page Shop Safe here.

*Disclaimer: This information is accurate to the date of publication (11/12/2020). For more information about safety procedures in salons and spas, please go to the resources listed on our Shop Safe webpage. 

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