Special Report

Shutdown: The Coronavirus

Michigan hair salons are back in business

The Door Salon in Keego Harbor Michigan on opening day, June 16th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

The Door Salonin Oakland County Michigan opened their doors yesterday and have put in place many safety precautions to keep both their clients and hair stylist safe.

When clients first arrive at the salon they get their temperature taken at the door, then they fill out a form that is sent via text message on their phone, answering questions about previous travels and whereabouts during the pandemic and before taking a seat in the stylist chair, guests sanitize their hands. 

Everyone is required to wear a mask while inside the salon.

Hair stylists take similar precautions, they must clean their styling chairs from top to bottom, submerge their hair tools in disinfectant before and after each client, and change gowns out between each guest. 

Stylists are working a staggered schedule and only allow up to 10 people total in the salon at a time to minimize the spread of COVID-19. 

Nicole Joi, 29, a hair stylist at The Door Salon, where she has worked for the last eight years, said she is happy to be back since her last day on March 14.

“It feels good to touch hair again,” Joi said. 

A sign on the door of The door Salon directing people to wait and call before heading inside on the opening day, June 16th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Nicole Joi, a hair stylist at The Door Salon poses for a portrait inside the salon before clients arrive on opening day, June 16th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Amy Fink (my mom), a client at The Door Salon gets her temperature taken before getting her hair done on opening day, June 16th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Amy Fink (my mom), a client of The Open Door Salon, fills out a form on her phone, answering questions about previous travels and whereabouts during the pandemic before getting her hair done on the opening day, June 16th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Amy Fink (my mom), a client of The Open Door Salon sanitizes her hands before getting her hair done on the opening day, June 16th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Amy Fink (my mom), a client of The open Door Salon shows me her grey hair growth before getting it colored on the opening day, June 16th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Amy Fink (my mom), a client of The Door Salon holds her mask on her face while getting her hair colored on the opening day, June 16th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Amy Fink (my mom), a client of The Open Door Salon holds her mask on her face while getting her hair washed on the opening day, June 16th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Nicole Joi, a hair stylist at The door Salon sanitizes and wipes down hair washing station to prepare for the next client on the opening day, June 16th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Amy Fink (my mom), a client of The Door Salon poses for a picture with me after getting her hair washed on the opening day, June 16th. Photo by Kyla Milberger


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