Articles for May 2020

HIP Salon Re-Opens on June 2

We’re Back!

We’re so thrilled to re-open on June 2 – even if it means doing things a bit differently! We are following the Restore Illinois Phase 3 guidelines, and we’ve created additional precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and our staff.

Here’s what you need to know:


Beginning June 2, we will be open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 4 p.m.

Booking Appointments

All clients must have reservations; no walk-ins will be accepted.

Our front desk team will be taking appointments beginning Monday, June 1. We ask that you provide an email address and cell phone so we can email and text you to verify your appointment and expedite the check-in process.

You may request an appointment through our online booking system; however, this tool is only for requests. Actual availability may vary. Your best bet is to call during open hours.

Please be patient. We’re trying to accommodate all of our clients as best we can.

Salon Arrival

We ask you call us when you arrive and then wait in your car or outside until we notify you to enter the salon. Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment and only enter once we contacted you. 

Please be on time. Late clients may not be able to be accommodated.

For your safety and ours, the waiting areas will not be available. Only one person will be admitted per appointment. Bring in essentials only; leave your coat and bags in your car.

Healthcare Check

Upon entering the salon, we will take your temperature with a non-contact, infrared device. We will also ask you some questions about your health.

Anyone who registers a fever or has been recently sick will be rescheduled for when they feel better. Please do not come to the salon if you are sick.

Social Distancing

We’re limiting the number of people in the salon at one time. We also ask that you maintain social distancing. Unfortunately, that means no hugging – no matter how much you missed us.

Beverages and magazines will be removed from the salon. No outside food or drinks will be allowed in the salon.

We ask that you do not touch the products on display. A front desk staff member will help you with your selection.

The blow-dry station also will be closed during this time. Please schedule a blow-dry service with your colour appointment.

Cut/style clients can shorten their time in the salon by coming in with freshly washed, product-free hair. We’ll wet your hair, cut and style it the way you like, and send you on your way.


All clients and staff are required to wear a mask. Please wear a mask that loops around your ears (not tied in the back).

All face masks must be worn as intended and not partially or removed or adjusted.

If you are receiving colour services, be aware that your mask might get stained in the process. HIP Salon is not responsible for any damage to a mask.


We have new touchless payment systems (Apple Pay, Google Pay) as well as the old card version. We will accept cash but request you limit it.

While tipping is not available on credit card sales, our staff is making tipping available via their individual Venmo and Zelle accounts. Ask them for details.


We understand you may need to cancel your appointment – especially if you are sick. The sooner you let us know, the better.

Here’s what we’re doing:

Our Team’s Wellness

All team members will have their temperature checked before entering the salon with a non-contact thermometer. Employees who are sick will stay home.

Our staff is required to wear face masks while in the salon and while servicing clients. They will wash their hands before and after each client.

More Cleaning

All chairs, stations, countertops and tools will be disinfected after and before each client. We will also be following strict new disinfecting guidelines throughout the salon and regularly cleaning all high-touch areas.

Our shelves and workstations will remain clutter free so we can clean them easily.

Hand sanitizer will be available at each styling station, front desk, and in various places throughout the salon for staff and clients to use.

Here’s what’s new!

Does the salon look different? While we were closed, we brought in a crew to spruce things up.

  • We painted the interior a new blue-gray. It’s soothing and HIP at the same time.
  • New TVs will broadcast HIP content that will delight and inspire you.
  • Plastic barriers will protect you and us.
  • Stations are 6 feet apart.
  • We installed contact-less faucets and light switches.
  • We have new touchless payment systems.
  • Every inch has been professionally cleaned.

Show Us Your Nasty Roots!

HIP Salon is looking for the longest, ugliest, quarantined roots. Through July 15, we’ll measure your outgrowth and take a photo. The winning client will receive a basket of colour hair care products.

Thank you for staying with us during these times. Please watch our website for updates.

We’re excited to see you soon.

Get HIP! Stay HIP!

Debra Hanaway
HIP Salon Owner