It is with a heavy heart that we have had to make the decision that we knew was coming – we are not flattening the curve fast enough, and it’s time to ramp up the social distancing further.
While the measures announced by the Federal Government last night do still allow hairdressing salons to operate at this time, the requirement to limit appointments to 1/2 hour means the majority of our services wouldn’t be able to be performed, and we are also very much aware that hairdressing, much as it is our livelihood and in wartime in past eras was a booming industry – in the current war we are fighting, it’s something we need to temporarily take off our list of collective priorities. The risk of further COVID-19 spread at this point is just too great, and despite our excellent protocols, we want to make sure we help rather than harm.
So effective immediately, Wildilocks is going sales-only, no services. Sales have always been a smaller part of our income, but if you’d like to support us during our mutual incarceration at home, you can still buy all your favourite hair-care (and other!) products from our webstore, and we intend to be shipping out once or twice weekly, depending on demand, and will update here on the blog if the situatuon changes. For now we will still have opening ours but only for product sales, and these may change at short notice.
The next few months are likely to be extremely challenging for everyone. We hope we can get through this and open the salon again after the danger passes.
We will be contacting all clients with upcoming appointments, and putting into place immediately our offer to put a deposit of 25% on your usual service, for which you will then receive a 25% discount on your balance on delivery to help our immediate cashflow (and thank you for your trust and support!)
If you don’t have an upcoming appointment booked but would like to support us regardless, either with a deposit or even a donation, drop us an email to organise or even just surprise us with Paypal funds to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have another important announcement planned for the very near future so watch this space!
Stay safe (and please, stay home!)
Cass @ Wildilocks