Pandemic-Friendly Hair Services

Parent Q&A

Covid cautious haircut Oct 28, 2021 (9 responses below)
Covid-safe hair salon for cut & color May 10, 2021 (3 responses below)
Haircutter that comes to home Jul 26, 2020 (6 responses below)
  • Covid cautious haircut

    (9 replies)

    Can anyone recommend a salon that is still taking Covid precautions. Hoping to find a salon that is only taking one or 2 customers at a time, or even operating outdoors. 


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    Classic Cuts on Grand Ave. seems to fit your request.  I don't know if they specifically seek to only have 2 customers at a time, but based on the amount of stations it's been the case each time we've been there that there have only been 2 customers.  Additionally they leave the front door open and of course everyone is wearing a mask.

    I don't know if you're seeking haircuts for the whole family or a child, but Betty is very good with children.

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    Pony Salon—requires proof of vaccination, masking, temperature check. All staff are vaccinated and mask. 

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    I've been going to Amy Walk-up at Walk-up Salon. She was originally a stylist at an Aveda salon in downtown Oakland but it sadly closed. She now has her own business and operates on the front porch of her home in the Dimond District in Oakland. She is a really good listener and gives great cuts.  I've been seeing her for years. (510) 519-9466 or thewalkupsalon [at]

  • Covid-safe hair salon for cut & color

    (3 replies)

    I am looking for a good hair salon/spa in Albany/Berkeley area. Just wondering if anyone has ventured back out into using such services again and has any places they would recommend. Looking for a possibility of outdoor or very covid safe/ socially distanced services and a stylist who is good for 30-40s-ish aged women (up with the current trends but age appropriate), quick but does a good job with coloring/highlights and cuts. Would really like to catch up on self care in a safe way and get rid of grey hair lol. Also if possible something kind on the budget would be great, open to people who work from their own backyard if they are good. Thanks!

    I love Kiki at Keter Hair Salon on Fourth street in Berkeley. I am in my mid 40's and she really took time to look at my hair and figure out what cut works best with my hair type and face.She also does great color. Salon is also very Covid safe.

    These guys are fabulous.
    1: they have a air purifier that is top notch. 
    2: they have very high ceilings and I spaced out between each hairdresser. I believe it’s about 20 feet apart but not 100% sure. 

    3: they may even be able to continue their cuts outside as they were doing early on. You could try to request it. 
    4: I love all their stylists but a few of my favorites is Karen and Bethany. 

    they are always masked and preferred debit or credit card payment

    I’ve been getting my hair cut by Nikki Hicks in Kensington: She gives me a reliably excellent cut for $80. I haven’t compared prices lately but I know cuts can be well over that amount around here. Her services and prices are on the “services” tab of the website linked above. She does an excellent job listening to what you like and offering ideas. She has her own studio, so only one client at a time, it’s indoors but with very good circulation, she checks temps, has you wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when you come in, and she’s fully vaccinated. Can’t speak to coloring services but I would feel completely confident trusting her with that. Good luck finding a good fit!

  • Haircutter that comes to home

    (6 replies)

    I really messed up my 10 yr old son's fade. The guard fell off the clippers while I was cutting his hair and now there's a white spot on his head. Whoops! Needless to say my son will not let me near his hair now. Does anyone know of an experienced hair stylist who does at-home hair appointments? I AM DESPERATE.

    RE: Haircutter that comes to home ()

    Perhaps this is the time to let him pick out whatever cap or hat he’s been dreaming about while the hair grows back. 

    RE: Haircutter that comes to home ()

    My hairdresser lives in Oakland and I live in Berkeley, not far from the salon where he works, though it's closed. About a month ago I arranged for him to come and give me a cut and color in the back yard, and to make it worth his while I arranged for three friends/neighbors to get haircuts as well. He's very good, not cheap at $65 for a cut and no discounts for kids. If you're interested I'll put you in touch. 

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    Hi. We love our hairdresser, April Antz. She will come to you. She has been our family’s hairdresser for 15 years. Miracle worker. 
    510-384-9613. Give her a call!

    April’s salon, Bias is her own Black owned business.