Boris says we’re back to business next week!
The PM says ‘We can reopen on the 2nd’
From 2nd December we have 21 opening days until Christmas.
We still have room at the Inn, but urge you to book now.
Our phone lines will be open from 9:00 am on the 2nd Dec.
Online requests are currently being managed from our back office.
We will operate 100% within the Covid guidelines.
Christmas at the Valet, always an enjoyable experience.
Despite various incorrect media announcements and some confusion over the 24-hour clock, the Prime Minister confirmed on Monday 23rd that all non-essential businesses are allowed to reopen their doors from the start of Wednesday 2nd December, regardless of the tier they fall into. Regional tiers will be announced later this week on Thursday 26th November.
From the 2nd December, we will operate our usual hours of business up to Christmas Eve. Our opening times in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year will be published shortly.
Since the recent announcement by the PM , we are now seeing online bookings coming in hard and fast. So don’t delay, get online now to get your pre-Christmas trim reserved. Please note some online bookings maybe subject to a slight time alteration within a 30 minute time slot, but in any event you will be notified of this a day prior to your appointment and this will also be confirmed on your booking text reminder.
It’s still so important that we all adhere to the guidelines. Choose the right establishment to ensure the R number is kept under wraps in our London borough and help ensure we enter 2021 without any further spikes.
How we do things during this Pandemic?
Since the original easing of the first lockdown, we personally witnessed a wide range of attitudes from the public regarding social distancing and PPE, but ultimately it is our responsibility as a business in the community and the public sector to ensure that all our customers are kept safe and made to feel that they are in a safe environment when visiting our Barbershop. For those of you with a more laid back attitude towards the pandemic, I’m afraid there’s no room for you at our inn, and so we ask that if you want to visit us that you comply fully with the terms of our Health & Safety policy.
When you visit us you will notice the lengths that we have gone to to protect you and our staff. Our premises are now accessed via a video entry system and we run bookings strictly by appointment only. Access will not be permitted without previously booking an appointment. Our staff wear full PPE, donning both a mask and visor at all times, as well as gloves for any facial treatments. Your temperature is taken and the door and sanitiser and face masks are provided to you on entry. You are protected with a disposable under cape when you get in your barber chair and hot drinks are now served in disposable takeaway cups. Barber stations and equipment are disinfected on every changeover.
See full details of the UK Government’s Winter Plan here.
- Bookings strictly by appointment
- Walk-in appointments not permitted
- Doors remain closed, access via intercom only
- Bookings via online, telephone or email
- Consultations via Facetime or WhatsApp
- Hand santiser provided on arrival
- Maximum of two waiting clients
- Payments online or contactless
- Barbers to wear PPE (visor & mask)
- Equipment & stations disinfected on changeover
- Shaking of hands and client socialising not permitted
- 2 metre personal distance to be maintained
- Removal of shop magazines & newspapers
- No partner or family waiting
- Controlled use of toilet facilities
- Temperature taken at the door
CHANGES WE’VE INTRODUCED
- Now offering hot beverages in takeaway cups
- Deluxe facial treatments are now back on the menu
- Washing of hair is now back on the menu
- Hot towel shaves are now back on the menu
- Increased appointment times
- Deep cleansing facial now back on the menu
- Video consultations
- Hair colour now back on the menu
Brand new Valet credit card style gift cards available
We’ve just designed and produced a Valet credit card style gift card that you can top up to any value of your choice, which will also sit very nicely in your own or your partner’s wallet. Just ask at reception on your next visit to obtain one and get this charged up. This way ,on every visit at point of sale, you will just need to produce your Valet gift card with your own personal barcode which we then scan to debit the value of your treatment or product purchase.
Ask for or send a Valet Gift Card this Christmas
These also make a very welcome Christmas present as they come in a very smart gift wallet with a personal gift message. Alternatively, our online payment facility is available through your online booking account. All online deposits and gift cards will automatically be assigned to your client account. You will also be able to log in to your online account to book an appointment and pay for your service upfront. This will aid social distancing as when you have finished your appointment you can just leave the shop without needing to come into contact with our reception staff.
If you don’t already have an online account you can tap/click the button below. All you need to do is enter an email address and create a password.
Thrilled with the news you’re able to get down the Barbershop! Don’t get caught with bad hair over Christmas. Book Now!
Download our online booking app to your device now…
Considering a restyle for Christmas? Be sure to book the right service…
We know many of you have grown out your hair during the lockdowns and subsequent months and are liking the length, which has created an opportunity for a new style.
We are offering free consultations via Facetime or WhatsApp so you can let your barber know what your requirements will be prior to your appointment. This will also allow us to properly allocate the correct appointment length for you. Please note that a re-style appointment will be booked for 50 – 60 minutes.
If you think you might be considering a restyle and are planning on booking your next appointment online, then please be sure to book the correct service by selecting the Re-style option and not the Esquire option, as this will only cause further delays for other customers and will result with you being charged more than you expected on the day or you may even be asked to reschedule your booking .
Please let us know if you will require a video consultation when we book your appointment or simply send us a request for one by email with your mobile number and we will arrange for one of our senior barbers or stylists to call you.
We look forward to seeing you all in the Barbershop in the lead up to Christmas.
#StaySafe and don’t get caught out with bad hair – book your next appointment now