After a niche of three months, salons and barber outlets reopened for enterprise in non-containment zones in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. However, clients’ reduction was brief lived, as most salons and parlours had elevated the speed of their providers, contemplating the monetary burden they confronted as a result of Covid-19 lockdown.

The Maharashtra authorities had permitted barber outlets, salons and sweetness parlours to renew operations from June 28 within the state, beneath its Mission Begin Again, unlock plan.

Shop homeowners maintained that the charges had been elevated contemplating the extra security measures launched on the premises within the mild of pandemic as per authorities rules.

On the primary day, most appointments have been just for haircuts and hair color as skin-related providers have nonetheless not been allowed by the federal government. “Only select services such as haircut, dyeing hair, threading are allowed. Skin related services will not be permitted presently. This should prominently be displayed in the shops,” learn an order from the state authorities.

“Government’s decision has provided us a big relief. I assure the state government that all guidelines will be followed by salons and beauty centres. We will take care of each customer’s safety,” stated Ganesh Walunjkar, working president of Maharashtra Nabhik Mahamandal.

The clients in parlours are given a equipment, which incorporates disposable spatula, gloves, masks, disposable bathe caps, robes, bedsheets and slippers. Owners might be sanitising their premises 5 to 6 instances a day, he added.

Leena Khandekar, founder and director, Lee’s Beauty Centre and Spa, Nal Stop, stated that though the primary day (Sunday) noticed much less variety of clients, the footfall will ultimately improve. “We started our parlour at 10am and were open till 5pm. Till 3pm, I had three appointments – two for haircuts and one for hair colour. We are following all precautions and wearing masks and gloves,” stated Khandekar.

Parlours and salons have been additionally seen introducing temperature checks for staffers and purchasers. “Our staff has been given disposable aprons and hand gloves. Special training has been provided to our staff about all the precautions. Scissors and machines will be sterilized in the UV sterilizers,” added Khandekar who additionally has another centre at Karvenagar.

“We can do 15 haircuts at the same time, but now we are allowing only four customers following social distancing norms. I am only employing four members at work currently. My staff will continue to work on a rotational basis till the situation becomes normal,” added Khandekar.

Appointment are taken utilizing digital varieties and fee modes might be additionally digital.

Sangita Sutar, proprietor, Herbal Beauty Centre, Shahu Colony, Karvenagar, stated, “I am yet to start my beauty centre and will resume operations in the next few days taking into account all the precautionary measures listed by the government.”

For males too, haircut charges have been elevated to Rs 200 from Rs 80-100 earlier, whereas different charges might be determined after the federal government permits different providers.

“Only haircut is allowed as of now, so we have not come out with a new rate card. I was charging Rs 100 for a haircut earlier and now, I will be charging Rs200. For my shop, I have not given out prior appointments and customers are served on first come first served basis,” stated proprietor of Hair Affair, males’s parlour, Ramkrishna Pramhans Nagar, Kothrud.

Sayali Karandkar, a salon buyer stated, “My haircut was pending for a long time. I was mentally prepared to pay a higher price so it did not shock me to pay 100 rupees extra.”

Another buyer, Kalyani Sakhare stated beauticians have suffered quite a bit throughout lockdown.

“I think we should support them. I am happy to get my hair cut,” Sakhare stated.

Rates: (To be stay similar publish lockdown)

Hair color root contact up: Rs 1,200

Threading/Plucking: Rs 10

Waxing: Full arms: Rs 250; Full legs: Rs 350

Men’s parlour:

Haircut: Rs 200 (earlier 100)