Written by James Holder – Owner of 4 Jimbo’s barbershops in Newcastle and Port Macquarie

I have been in the barber industry for over 20
years and have never seen anything quite like this before. Everyone from
individuals to small businesses are facing these same difficulties in their own
industries, as I am an owner of 4 barber shops this has affected our trade
significantly. At Jimbo’s Barbershop we have implement a few safety precautions
to keep not only our staff safe, but other customers as well. Here are my top
ten tips to help your business out during this pandemic.

Tip 1

Constantly keep your clippers and combs clean
and properly sanitised. Using clippercide is a must.

Tip 2

Make sure you’re washing your hands and sanitising them before each customer and even doing it in-front of the customer so they can see.

Tip 3

If you have a walk in only shop, start
considering offering appointment only to prevent the mass of customers.

Tip 4

Have a limit on how many sit down customers are
in the shop at once, as this is a great breeding ground for colds.

Tip 5

If you are feeling unwell please refrain
yourself from stepping into the shop.

Tip 6

Have a stack of clean towels and make sure they
are being properly washed and sanitised.

Tip 6

Keep your capes clean and washed.

Tip 7

Keep up the daily maintenance of your tools
ensuring they are sanitised and well oiled before each customer.

Tip 8

Ensure the shop is clean and sanitised
regularly.

Tip 9

Encourage your customers to be washing their
hands and using hand sanitiser that is available.

Tip 10

Recommend to use card payments to reduce the
risk of handling cash.