Salon Guidelines COVID19

Everyone’s Safety is our Top Priority and Salon Milage is taking all the guidelines from the State and Local Authorities very seriously.

Salon Milage located at 410 Highland in Somerville MA has announced its safety and security protocols to ensure the safety of all it employees, clients, and the public at large from the spread of COVID 19  according to State and local authorities recommendations. Below are the NON Negotiable policies that everyone must agree to before entering the salon.


  • If you are feeling ill or have a fever- reschedule appointment. No Cancellation Policy in effect.
  • Must wear a mask at all times inside salon.
  • Use contactless Hand Sanitizer upon entering the salon.
  • No waiting inside salon for your appointment to begin. If waiting outside, must maintain 6 feet social distancing and avoid gatherings.
  • No Walk In Service- Appointments Only.
  • Keep personal belongings to a minimum when entering the salon and be responsible for cleaning those items upon entry and exit.
  • Stylist Station must be disinfected and wiped down before sitting down in the chair.
  • Keep Social distancing to 6 Feet at all times in the salon while possible
  • Avoid touching any surfaces when possible including any products for sale.
  • Bathroom Must be cleaned by salon staff before each use and wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Use Contactless Payments if possible upon checkout.
  • Notify local Board of Health and Salon immediately if diagnosed with COVID 19 or have come into close contact with someone who has before entering the salon.

Salon Staff 

  • Must stay home from work if feel ill, have Covid 19 symptoms, or have a fever.
  • Must wear a mask at all times in salon.
  • No employee gatherings or meals in break areas.
  • Must maintain 6 Feet social distancing whenever possible.
  • No sharing of other Stylist tools.
  • Must disinfect all stations and tools after each service.
  • Must use clean cape for each new client.
  • Must change smock for each new client.
  • Keep conversation to a minimum.
  • No Blow Dry Service until further notice.
  • No physical contact with clients.
  • Must wear protective gloves during all services.
  • Wash hands throughly in between client services.
  • Notify Local Board of Health and Salon management if you test positive for Covid 19 or have come into close contact with someone who has.
  • Agree to be tested for COVID 19 by local authorities when it becomes available.

Additional Safety Precautions 

  • Keep Log of all appointments and Staff inside the salon.
  • Removed Waiting Area.
  • Removed all magazines.
  • Removed all food and beverage items for clients.
  • Removed break area for Stylists.
  • Hired a Full Time Cleaner to disinfect and ensure all safety policies are maintained throughout business hours.
  • Staggered Staff Hours to reduce amount of people inside salon.
  • Have contactless Payment Options for Clients
  • Reduced Wash Bowls in Service to maintain 6 feet social distancing.
  • Spaced out Stylist Stations to 6 Feet and in use every other chair.
  • Owner Certification in COVID 19 Safety Measures and Barbicide.

Below are the Safety Measures The State of MA has Suggested to keep everyone as safe as possible:

Social Distancing

  • Arrange chairs so work areas are spaced out at least 6 feet apart
  • Install visual markers to encourage customers to remain at least 6 feet apart
  • Stagger lunch and break times, regulate the maximum number of people in one place and ensure at least 6 feet of physical distancing
  • Close or reconfigure worker common spaces and high density areas of facilities where workers are likely to congregate (e.g., break rooms, eating areas) to allow 6 feet of physical distancing
  • Require face coverings for all customers and workers, except where an individual is unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability
  • Require workers to wear gloves, gowns or smocks, and prescription glasses, safety glasses or goggles

Recommended Best Practices
Improve ventilation for enclosed spaces where possible (e.g., open doors and windows)
Install physical partitions between workstations where feasible (must be taller than a standing worker)
Contactless payment methods are encouraged

Hygiene Protocols

  • Ensure access to hand washing facilities on site, including soap and running water, and allow sufficient break time for workers to wash hands frequently; alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol may be used as an alternative
  • Supply workers at workplace location with adequate cleaning products (e.g., sanitizer, disinfecting wipes)
  • Require glove changes and hand washing before and after each customer
  • Do not permit sharing of tools and supplies between workers (shears, combs, brushes, etc.)
  • Use clean capes for each customer
  • Workers should change into a clean smock or gown between each client. Consider using disposable capes and smocks.  Reusable capes, towels, gowns should be laundered between each use.
  • Disinfect all tools between customers
  • Post visible signage throughout the site to remind workers and clients on hygiene and safety protocols

Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Conduct frequent cleaning and disinfection of site (at least daily, and more frequently if feasible)
  • Keep cleaning logs that include date, time, and scope of cleaning
  • Conduct frequent disinfecting of heavy transit areas and high-touch surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, rolling carts, bathrooms)
  • In event of a positive case, shut down site for a deep cleaning and disinfecting of the workplace in accordance with current CDC guidance
  • Disinfect tools between customers (e.g., shampoo bowls, chairs and headrests, shears, combs, brushes, razors, styling tools)

Staffing and Operations

  • Limit service to hair services only (haircuts, color, blow drying and treatments). Non-hair services are not permitted (eyebrows, beard trimming, lip waxing, manicures, etc.)
  • Provide training to workers on safety standards, up-to-date safety information and
  • precautions including hygiene and other measures aimed at reducing disease transmission
  • Adjust workplace hours and shifts (working teams with different schedules or staggered arrival / departure) to minimize contact across workers and reduce congestion
  • Close waiting areas and ask customers to wait outside or in cars until it is time for their appointment
  • Require customers to make an appointment in advance to receive service
  • Maintain a log of workers and customers to support contact tracing (name, date, time, contact information) if needed
  • Remove non-essential amenities (magazines, customer-facing water or coffee, coat rooms etc.)
  • All workers must stay home if feeling ill.
  • If the employer is notified of a positive case at the workplace, the employer shall notify the Local Board of Health (LBOH) and work with them to trace likely contacts in the workplace and advise workers to isolate and self-quarantine. Testing of other workers may be recommended consistent with guidance and / or at the request of the LBOH.
  • Post notice to workers and customers of important health information and relevant safety measures as outlined in government guidelines.
  • Recommended best practices
  • Workers who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control (e.g., due to age or underlying conditions) are encouraged to stay home
  • Encourage workers to self-identify symptoms or any close contact to a known or suspected COVID-19 case to the employer
  • Encourage workers who test positive for COVID-19 to disclose to the employer for purposes of cleaning / disinfecting and contact tracing