With new safety and social distancing regulations in place, and as Florida service-based businesses have recently begun to open their doors again, Shear Art Salon & Spa is going above and beyond to make customers feel safe. Located in Regency’s Village Center development in Tampa, the hair and skincare salon has worked diligently to restructure its systems to make the safety of customers a top priority — while keeping its workflow efficient and conducive to success.
The team has gotten creative by relocating its hair coloring process stations to the salon's common area, with the option to relocate customers in the "waiting phase" of their colorings or perms to their outdoor courtyard — which has been aptly redecorated with tables, chairs and umbrellas to resemble the salon's interior. These innovative adjustments have resulted in more room to fit in additional haircuts during the coloring process, while maintaining proper social distancing orders simultaneously.
Shear Art, a high-end salon and spa at Village Center faced the re-opening process knowing that capacity was restricted inside the salon and they had a lot of clients that needed to make appointments,” said Pam Ashe-Oldaker, Senior Regional Property Manager. “In an effort to serve as many clients as possible they knew that the time it took to process different hair treatments would reduce how many clients they could see each day. They discussed with Lisa Hall and me about the possibility of using a small enclosed courtyard near their space that was typically kept locked due to the fire riser inside. Their thought was to set it up with tables, umbrellas, plants and fans to make a waiting area that processing clients could stay in and give the stylist an opportunity to bring in another client in the salon to work on while other clients were processing outside. This was a win-win for Regency, the merchant, and the clients, and was truly an innovative way to meet government requirements of limited capacity inside the salon, yet increase the amount of clients that Shear Art could serve each day.
Since planting its roots in 1986 and growing to two locations, Shear has provided services for more than 15,000 residents in the Tampa Bay area. With a team of top-rated specialists and technicians in hair, nail and skin care, the salon’s designs have been featured in five international magazines and on two national television shows. Shear is also known for hosting benefit events, and has raised more than $150,000 for local charities to date.