UPDATE 6.18.20

UPDATE 6.12.20

Dear Valued Guests, 


We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. Our Red Bank salon is under some construction and will not be ready in time for the opening. As soon as I have an update I will let you know. For now, all appointments will be out of our Bellworks location. 

Thank you so much for your patience as we plan our reopening the week of June 22nd. 

We do know that our occupancy will be limited to less than 50% capacity. In most cases this is less than 10 people in the space at any given time. 

I understand that everyone wants to get in and the best way we can do this is to start with our most frequently visited guests and move down the list to book appointments. 

Starting June 22nd we will have a slow open with just our team and a very select few family members to get adjusted to the new protocols. Once our staff feels good and understands the safety guidelines, we will then book the next week. 

Because we are limited on the number of people we see, we will only be performing essential services, including haircuts and single process color for the first 30 days. We will not be Blowdrying Until 8/1.

As the state opens up the guidelines we will be able to see more people and eventually offer our regular service menu. 

I know this is hard, and I understand this is a very stressful time. One of the things we love to do is make you feel beautiful! And we are excited to be able to to get back to a little bit of “normalcy.” 

WIth love and gratitude, 

Christine and the Concrete Team! 


Behind the scenes we have been getting ready for opening. Each week Christine and some of the team have been meeting with Guests to talk about the process of opening. 

We are hopeful we will be opening mid-June. We do not have a date just yet from Governor Murphy. Soon as we hear, we will be calling. 

Our mission is to provide you with a safe and clean environment for you to come back to.

Some of the precautionary measures we will be taking:

  1. We will be limiting transactions at the front desk area. 
  2. We will be taking three future appointments to limit the traffic at the desk. 
  3. We will have an essential hair menu to start. 
  4. To start, we will be restricted to offer blow dry service, however will be styling with natural texture and offering braids and styled ponytails. 
  5. When we book appointments we will be asking guests 5 important questions about exposure and if they are sick. 
  6. Our stations will be every other station that will leave 10 ft between guests.
  7. Guests will remain in their cars or outside until their appointment time. 
  8. We have removed our waiting area. 
  9. Retail area will be a no-touch zone and all retail will be sanitized and kept in the back. 
  10. We will be releasing an ecommerce site. This site will be a way for you to purchase before you come into the salon and we can have your products sanitized and ready to go. 
  11. Stylists and all guests will be wearing a mask. 
  12. We have extended all our appointment times to have time to sanitize in-between visits. 
  13. The salon will be open 5 days a week Tuesday-Saturday, at the Red Bank location.
  14. We have the “Halo” purification system on our heating and air conditioning unit and have installed high end filters. 
  15. Our salon will be freshly painted and will be sanitized. 
  16. All guests and stylists will be wearing gloves at the time of visit. 
  17. We will be asking guests and stylists to bring essential items into the salon and keep them in a plastic bag. (no purse, computers, etc) 
  18. Cleaning of all surfaces and areas in the salon occurs at all times during salon hours.  
  19. We will be starting with a soft opening the first week. Training the team on new procedures. 
  20. Week 2 - We will be taking clients that are most vulnerable the first couple days. After this we will be booking clients from the most frequent visitors. 
  21. Week 3 - We will be booking at a 30% capacity to start our business. This means that our team will be working 8 hours a day to start. 
  22. We will be changing our opening days and stylist schedules to limit the amount of people in our space. 
  23. There will be sanitation stations set up at each location when you enter the salon. 
  24. We will refrain from serving beverages at least for the first 30 days. 


What we will be doing in the space to help with sanitation.

1. We will be cutting out team in half and split shifting to keep less than 15 people in the space.
2. We will booking clients ahead and taking care of most transactions on line.
3. We have installed plexiglass dividers in shampoo area.
4. We will be only allowing clients to enter during their time of service (no waiting area)
5. Our dressing room will be off limits.
6. All our staff has gone through certified sanitation training.
7. We have extended service times to allow extra time to sanitize
8. We have added a cleaning service to come and wipe down space with medical grade cleaner.
9. We will be taking away every other station from being used to allow a greater distance.
10. We will be taking temp of guests and staff before entry.
11. All staff and guests will be wearing masks at all times in space.
12. for the first 30 days we will only be doing essential services. (not blow drying services)
13. We will not accept any walk in services.
14.  All equipment will be sanitized after each use with proper disinfectant.
15. We have created an ecommerce site to allow guest to purchase their products ahead so we can have it prepared.

This list has been growing as we have been working behind the scenes. This is subject to change as we continue working on this process of opening. 

Our number one value is PEOPLE FIRST. Please understand that I value you and my team and will take every precaution to keep our environment safe. 

I believe for all of us the thing we can do is to help us have patience with each other at this time. This is new and very stressful for all small businesses and Customers of all businesses. 

We will not rush this process. We have taken the time to plan out each week carefully and make sure our team feels safe and secure before moving forward. 

I thank you so much and can’t wait to see you!

~ Christine

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