UPDATED: Back to work help from hair’s biggest brands

Now we have some clarity on reopening dates – 29 June for Ireland, 4 July for England, 6 July for Northern Ireland, 13 July for Wales and 15 July for Scotland. Here’s a wealth of support and business help from some of the industry’s big brands to get you ready for the rush and help you reassure clients and staff about hygiene and safety

Updated 24 June: government guidelines can be found here

American Crew

Advice from the US barber brand is available here, with details on disinfectant, PPE use and WHO guidelines on hand washing.


Check out the detailed health and hygiene guidelines, and templates for client communications are also available.

L’Oréal Professional Products Division

Home to brands L’Oréal Professionnel, Redken, Kérastase, Pureology, Matrix and Shu Uemura Art of Hair, LPPD has a significantly weighty back to work support guide that contains suggested guidelines, devised in collaboration with European hygiene specialists.


The Federation’s guide is as detailed as you would expect and is available to all here. It also offers additional links for further information on subjects such as tipping and employment law for its members.

Phorest Salon Software

Resources here include blogs, podcasts, email and SMS templates, its Post Lockdown Revenue Calculator and a Reopening Action Plan worksheet, to name a few.

Revlon Professional

An in-depth guide to “empower” your business, staff and clients is available here that includes a great salon map to help with communications, cleaning and rotas, as well as tips on price rises to help maintain profits.

Empower your Salon by Revlon Professional

Salon Success

Ken West, star of our own Ken’s Clinic, shares his insight here as part of the information hub from Salon Success, distributor of brands including Paul Mitchell.

Schwarzkopf Professional

Check out the detailed health and safety guidelines, which include equipment cleaning requirements, workplace safety and advice for freelance stylists.


There’s a host of information through TIGI Fuse, including accounts from European and US salons already open and help on getting your colour business ready.


Hygiene best practice is presented in a really easy to follow way, along with handy email templates for client communications. There’s also a Coming Back Stronger guide for reopening.

Wella Professionals

There is a packed business toolkit available at the brand’s education site, which includes individual guides on subjects such as bookings and queue management, going cashless and virtual consultations, and there will be more added soon. Its hygiene guide is available to view here.