New York City has finally reopened and back to being alive gradually after 3 months of lockdown. Eian Huang, the owner of Hair Philosophy, expressed his amazement that the appointments at the salon are fully booked after surviving the NYC lockdown due to the pandemic. Clients are understandably eager to get their hair done and look sharp again after being sloppy for the past few months staying at home. Eian and the team at Hair Philosophy have taken cautious preventative measures to ensure the safety of clients while enjoying premium services in the salon as the business reopens to provide premium services to customers.
In line with the NYC reopening guidelines, the staff of Hair Philosophy will wear face masks, face shields, and gloves at all times. Every station will also be thoroughly cleaned before service, with every tool sanitized before and after use. A fresh cape and rope will also be provided for every service. Clients will also be required to wear a mask as they enter the salon while undergoing a temperature check and sanitizing the hands with provided hand sanitizer. Social distancing will be maintained and clients will be treated with medical grade anti-inflammatory and antibacterial shampoo to keep the virus away. These precautions help Eian and his team to follow the guidelines and take care of full appointments at the same time.
“I almost screamed when Hair Philosophy announced their reopening date. I really appreciate them for informing us about every detailed real-time dynamics of the salon on social media. When I got here, I can totally feel how much effort of taking precautions that the owner puts into,” said Vera Liu, a client who came to the salon on the first reopen day. “Clients’ happiness and satisfaction are the highest rewards that a business can get. With a grateful heart,” Eian said, “I know it’s not a usual time, but I really appreciate every client who trusts and supports us. I’d like my clients to not only feel safe in our salon during this specific time, but also be able to enjoy the great ambiance, the best service in the city, the best equipment to be served with, and the chance for their beauty to be seen even with a mask on. Health and Beauty are equally important,” he continued.
As a Twaiwanese immigrant, Eian has seen the differences between Taiwan hair salons and the ones in New York. While American salons focus more on the outcome of the style, Taiwan salons tend to provide caring services before customers arrive at the store. Eian has been able to combine the best parts of each of the divisions to bring the best service to New Yorkers.
Knowing Taiwanese hair salons are famous for paying attention to tiny details like giving customers scalp massage while washing their hair, Eian wants his customers in New York to enjoy Taiwanese thoughtful services without leaving the country. Similarly, the salon is decorated with the concept of modern American style, mainly using black and white, but also creating a culture collision by providing Taiwanese tea refreshments (using disposable cups with lids during this specific time) and other Taiwanese elements. This also caters to the concept of New York, a city full of cultural fusion. Hair Philosophy has also a team of dedicated and well-trained hair stylists with different cultural backgrounds catering to diverse customers’ preferences.
Hair Philosophy is known for hair coloring and perming, with their high-quality services attracting the attention of big names in the industry. The salon has been invited to NY Fashion Shows by China Institution and Asian in New York to style models’ hair. Celebrities and influencers like Jesse Meester, Jenna Elise, and Laura Jung have also kept coming back for fashion hair counseling and supreme service quality from Hair Philosophy.
Eian looks forward to bringing more service options into Hair Philosophy to become a total beauty salon, staying true to the core belief of following safety guidelines, knowing the latest fashion trend, constantly upgrading techniques and services, and caring for customers’ health.
Hair Philosophy is also open to sharing their space for holding more events to unite the community as one big family.