We’ve all faced some changes to our regular routine in the last few weeks — including our salon visits. Thankfully, Birmingham stylists have stepped up with curbside pickup options (hello root touch-up kits!), and they’re sharing hair tutorial videos on social media. Until we can return to our favorite Birmingham salon, these local stylists are also sharing how to score an appointment post-COVID, what they are offering while we shelter in place and some tutorials to keep us all busy (and from dying our own hair).
How to Care for Your Hair Until Salons Reopen (Plus 3 At-Home Hair Tutorials)
Big Haired Hannah
4117 Autumn Lane, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243 • (205) 999-5432
Hannah Griffin, also known as Big Haired Hannah, is serving her clients in fresh new ways and staying connected to them like never before, thanks to social media. “Every industry is taking a major COVID-19 hit right now, including the beauty industry. But I am confident we will come back stronger than ever! I am encouraging my clients to wash their hair less and put heat to their hair as little as possible to help it reset,” says Hannah. “This is also the perfect time to keep your hair in a treatment as much as possible.”
Hannah currently offers shipping and curbside pickup for hair products as well as virtual consultations. As of right now, Hannah is booking appointments starting May 1. To accommodate her guests, she will be working longer hours and accepting Saturday, Sunday and Monday appointments. Message Hannah on Instagram to score one of these first appointments back.
To brush up on your hairstyling skills while Birmingham salons remain closed, Hannah shares how to do a “topsy turvy” ponytail. To recreate it, all you need are three elastic ponytail holders, dry shampoo or dry texture spray, and your favorite scrunchie. As an added bonus, clean hair is not necessary. (No worries there.) Check it out:
2801 2nd Ave. S., Suite B, Birmingham, AL 35233 • (205) 264-9991
The Collective, located in Pepper Place, is working hard behind the scenes to tend to their clients during the pandemic. “The main thing we have tried to do is stay in contact with our guests. We’ve emailed and texted regularly to keep them aware of our next steps. So many reached out asking for ways they can help, so we started selling gift cards on our website,” says Beth Doyle, owner of The Collective. “In addition, to offer the service our guests are accustomed to, we began shipping hair care products to their doors. We are also recommending one of our favorite products, Oribe Airbrush Root Touch Up Spray, for those looking to cover their roots.”
If you’re looking to get on the appointment book post-COVID, take into consideration that guests who had appointments canceled will be seen first. To see as many clients as possible, The Collective will have extended hours when they re-open.
Meantime, stylist Rebecca McCay shares her step-by-step tutorial for the perfect at-home blowout for fine hair. Click HERE to check it out!
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Tonya Jones SalonSpa
If you’re looking to touch up those roots, improve your hair texture or simply pass the time, the creative team at Tonya Jones SalonSpa is working hard to create kits just for you! The salon is currently offering curbside pickup for all retail products as well as a curbside quarantine hair care kit! This kit allows guests to pick up root touch-up kits, customized color gloss, shine treatment and hair masks! Amazing, right? These are available for pickup at the English Village location. Additionally, the salon is offering gift cards that can be purchased here. For every $100 gift card purchased, guests receive $20 of TJ Bucks. Aveda is also offering contactless delivery, and guests can directly support the salon with their purchase by selecting “I visit an Aveda salon” and entering Tonya Jones SalonSpa’s information at checkout. Follow Tonya Jones SalonSpa on Instagram to see when they’ll open up their appointment books.
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2427 1st Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203 • (205) 914-0690
The Nook, located in downtown Birmingham, is striving to create content that is both useful and engaging for its clients. “Our continual attempt to serve our clients while we have been quarantined has been one of the main things keeping us going. Our stylists have rallied together and filmed short tutorials on ways to style your hair at home while using products we have available,” says The Nook’s owner, Emily Summerville. “We have offered shipping or delivery for our clients to be able to continue using their favorite products. Setting achievable goals for ourselves and clients during this time has been inspiring, to say the least.”
In regards to getting on the appointment books at The Nook, note that rescheduled appointments hold preeminence at the moment. As of now, the salon’s team has decided to wait until they have an official open date to start accepting new appointments. Emily and her team are so eager and excited to be able to get back to serving the local community.
And just because Birmingham salons are closed for the time being doesn’t mean that hair stops growing, especially when it comes to little ones. Today Emily shares how to successfully trim your child’s hair.
Thank you to all the Birmingham salons who have pivoted their business plan to help our community. We can’t wait to be back in your chairs!
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