UPDATE: WE ARE OPEN!
As we all know, our world is going through a crisis right now. COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, has impacted every aspect of our lives. Many businesses have been forced to close their doors until everything settles down, and our hair salon in Miami Beach is no exception.
At our McAllister Spa, our clients and employees deserve nothing but the best. For your safety and for ours, our business has been stalled during these uncertain times and we know this has been difficult for all of us. We thank you for being understanding about this situation.
Reopening in May
In South Beach, we are hoping to open businesses back up some time in May. With nothing being too certain right now, everyone must take this one day at a time and can’t plan too far ahead. We understand how frustrating this must be, but it’s in everyone’s best interest.
However, we know you must be anxious to get back in our salons! Most of us, if not all, are ready for all of this to be behind us and for life to get back to normal. For some of you, that means getting your hair done again, your roots retouched, nails, brows, lashes, pretty much just a whole makeover.
When Miami Beach opens again, you can’t just rush back into your old life, no matter how badly you want to. Certain safety protocols must be followed, for everyone’s safety! The longer we maintain these safety protocols, the quicker we can go back to normal. If they aren’t followed, we will find ourselves right back in the same situation or worse!
After businesses open again, it is still imperative that everyone wears a form of covering over their nose and mouth when outside of their home. These coverings can be any type of cloth covering, such as homemade masks, scarves, bandanas or handkerchiefs. However, these do not fully protect you, so it is important to still social distance yourself from anyone else that may be outside as well.
The best way you can help the world right now is by staying home and following safety precautions. This means washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after you come home. If you’re out, you can use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, though it must have at least 60% alcohol. Despite your frequent hand washing, you should still avoid touching your face, more specifically your mouth, nose and eyes.
Aside from washing your hands often, it’s necessary to clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces with a cleaning spray or wipe. Some examples include your phone, doorknobs, light switches, counters, dining tables, laptops, etc. If you touch it various times on a daily basis, it needs to be cleaned.
Avoid Sick People
If you know anyone that is sick, avoid any contact with them. If it’s not possible, maintain your distance and wash your hands after interacting. If you are the one who is sick, use tissues to cover your cough or sneeze and throw them away afterwards.
If you have any symptoms at all, stay away from others. A fever, cough or just feeling under the weather? Stay home and ride out the sickness. If your symptoms progress to a severe state, then go to a hospital. Until that point, you should not go outside nor have any contact with anyone.
Travelling anywhere is not recommended, whether it’s nationally or internationally. Staying home is your safest bet to beating this pandemic, as well as only going out to restock on groceries. Anyone arriving in Miami due to essential travel must quarantine in their homes for a period of 14 days after they have arrived in the state. This will prevent any further spreading within Miami.
Any violation of these orders can be punishable by imprisonment or a fine, so it’s best to just follow the orders to avoid further spreading of this virus. We are all responsible for keeping ourselves and everyone around us safe.
Our McAllister stylists thank you for hanging in there. We can’t wait to get back to work and see all of your faces again. Until then, stay home and stay safe!
More than a decade ago, William McAllister hatched an idea to disrupt the beauty salon industry in Miami Beach. He contemplated what salons once were in years gone by. He yearned to recapture their unique contributions to both personal beauty & community. In the past 10 years, he’s forever changed the industry, and according to him, he’s just getting started! He draws from a unique background – encompassing everything from neurophysiology, business to firefighting- and built South Beach’s busiest & most reviewed beauty concept in South Florida.