As per government guidelines we are now welcoming back our lovely clients! We have put in place the necessary measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Please see below for all the relevant information…

How Hobbs will adapt:

  • Every other section will be removed to ensure a 2 metre distance between clients
  • Relevant PPE will be worn by staff
  • We are providing disposable gowns for clients
  • Facemasks can be provided for clients
  • There will be a skeleton team to ensure team and client safety
  • The government advised it is preferable that stylists do not blow dry hair
  • We are working a 4 day week Wednesday – Saturday, until August
  • NHS discount only at the moment
  • There will be a protective screen at reception
  • Handwash/sanitiser will be provided

What we need from our clients:

  • Clients must come in with clean hair as the government have advised that we cannot shampoo hair as this will minimise close contact
  • Clients must attend appointments on their own, unless you need to bring a carer
  • Please bring your own mask. If you are unable to source one we can provide these if necessary
  • There is a discretionary £1 addition to your bill to cover the cost of PPE etc.
  • For now we are unable to accept walk ins and are operating an appointment system only

For the first few weeks for added care for our clients and team we will not be able to blow dry clients.


UPDATE: We will be reinstating our blow drying service on Wednesday 5th August. However, for the safety of our clients and staff we will still not be shampooing clients in August and September so please continue to come to your appointment with clean hair.

Please note that NONE of our prices will be rising.




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Hobbs is open Tuesday to Saturday.
Call us on 0117 929 1635 or book online.

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Hobbs Hairdressing

Covid-19 Risk Assessment (RA) and Standard Operational Procedure (SOP) Version_01


Updated: June 15th, 2020 OVERVIEW



The Government has suggested that Hairdressers in England could reopen on July 4th, 2020 under the UK Governments Covid-19 Recovery Plan.


We will keep our operational policies and risk assessment updated to ensure we meet, and wherever possible, exceed the standards set by our industry to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our staff and clients alike.




To help a business get back to work, the Government recommends the following steps:


  1. Carry out a Covid-19 Risk Assessment, consult and share with your workforce
  2. Develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures
  3. Help people work from home
  4. Maintain 2m social distancing, where possible
  5. Where people cannot be 2m apart, manage transmission risk


HSE Guidance:


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced ‘Working Safely During the Coronavirus Outbreak’ guidance for employers’. It recommends the following steps:


  1. Updating risk assessment
  2. Talking and providing information to staff
  3. Working from home where possible
  4. Making the workplace ‘Covid secure’
  5. Protecting people at higher risk
  6. Cleaning, hygiene and hand sanitiser






Clients will be given the following information via the website, when making an appointment by phone and when they arrive at the salon:


  • Clients must come to their appointment with clean, washed hair (government guidelines recommend that to minimise close contact Salons should temporarily refrain from the shampoo service/use of hair dryers)
  • Clients must attend appointments on their own (carers are permitted but will asked to wait in the downstairs waiting area)
  • Clients must bring a protective face mask (masks will be available at the salon if a client arrives without one and will be asked to apply at the door, before entering the salon)
  • Clients must arrive wearing the
  • Clients will be politely asked to wait outside of the salon until invited in by a member of the team (umbrellas will be made available in the event of bad weather)




We will use temporary signage to communicate the following:


  • Please wait until you are invited into the salon by a member of our team
  • Please put on your mask before entering the salon
  • Please use the hand-sanitiser provided
  • Please adhere to the 2m social distancing rule
  • Please help us to make your visit both safe and comfortable Clients will be asked to sign the following health declaration:

Title: Protecting You, Protecting Us


I declare that;


  • I am not suffering from any coronavirus symptoms (high temperature, new continuous cough and/or loss or change to your sense of smell/taste) and have been symptom-free within the last 7-days
  • I have not (as far as I am aware) been in contact with anyone with coronavirus symptoms within the last 14-days
  • I am not ‘shielding’ or have any underlying health conditions which might make me particularly vulnerable to coronavirus


Clients will be reminded that face masks are compulsory and offered a disposable cover if they don’t have one.


Clients will be asked to hang up their coats on the rail provided, where possible team members will hang up client coats to avoid crowding the stairs.


Clients will be asked to wear a complimentary disposable gown.


Clients will be offered protective disposable gloves but are not compulsory.


Clients will be reminded that payments can only be made by credit/debit card – no cash.


Clients will be shown directly to the workstation (where possible). Otherwise, clients will be shown to the downstairs seating area/garden if the workstations are occupied.




Ground-level – main salon floor


  • We will reduce the number of workstations from 7 to
  • Clients will be 2438mm (8ft) apart




  • Workstations will be separated by a ‘living screen’ of plants


  • We will reduce the number of backwash stations from 3 to 2. With two basins separated by a painted wooden divider


Lower garden level – Café, Colour Room and Toilet


Café style waiting area:


  • Furniture will be rearranged to facilitate social distancing measures


  • Where possible plants and trees will be used to denote separated seating areas


  • An area will be reserved for staff to utilise for breaks and lunch, separate to clients


Colour Room:


  • We will reduce the number of workstations from 5 to
  • Clients will be 2438mm (8ft) apart



Outside Hobbs Garden Area


Weather permitting, clients will be allowed to use the garden while waiting for their appointment and reminded to social distance.




All workstations will have the following cleaning material:


  • Anti-bacterial surface cleaner
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Tissues
  • Disposable gloves
  • Disposable towels
  • Bin




  • Anti-bacterial surface cleaner
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Tissues
  • Disposable gloves
  • Disposable towels
  • Bin


General practice;


Workstations will be thoroughly cleaned:


  • Before the salon opens
  • After each client
  • Before closing Bathroom facilities 2 step approach;
  • Clients will be asked to clean the surfaces after use, with antibacterial wipes (communicated through signage)
  • Team members will be responsible for checking and cleaning the facility at regular intervals


Bins to be emptied at regular intervals (protective gloves to be worn)




Team members will be provided with the following PPE:


  • 2 reusable cloth masks (instructed to wash at 60 degrees daily)
  • Disposable gowns
  • Disposable gloves
  • Protective visors (for use at the backwash)


Individual responsibility:


Assistants MUST wear a protective visor, mask and gloves while rinsing colour.


Team members are responsible for cleaning their own workstations. Workstations should not be shared with other members of the team.


Stylists and technicians should avoid face to face contact with the client wherever possible.


Any team members wearing protective PPE have the responsibility to wash or dispose of their PPE daily. PPE should not be left around for others to clear.


Protective disposable aprons should be changed during and after lunch breaks and before returning to the salon floor.


Cutting collars will not be used. These will be replaced by disposable towels.


Additional training will be provided for all team members including the removal of PPE.


Team members should only use the disposable cutlery and plates provided. Coffee machines to be cleaned after each use.



Tea and coffee will be made available in disposable cardboard cups only. Disposable stirrers should be used instead of spoons.

Staff must use gloves while making and delivering hot drinks.




No more than two members of the team in the stock/staff room at any one time.


Team members are encouraged not to travel to work using public transport, where possible. If using public transport staff should wear a mask. As per government guidelines.

Hobbs Salon is based on boutique Park Row in Clifton.

Founded by international hairdresser Doug Hobbs, our team of colour technicians create beautiful cuts and colours for our clients.

Our priority is always you and our high standards ensure that your haircut will be a fabulous and relaxing experience. 


Our 30% offer on Student Tuesdays gives you access to the city’s leading stylists.

Please note that any non-arrivals will be charged. Any cancellations for Tuesday appointments must be made on or before the Saturday prior to your visit.


  • Offer excludes full head of highlights


“Hobbs Hairdressers is full of talented stylists and colourists, so you are truly in the hands of experts.”

“A relaxed atmosphere and a stunning garden just adds to the experience. Definitely the best salon in the South West if not the UK.”

“I’ve been going to Hobbs for years & it’s simply the best in Bristol, Doug never fails to surprise me everytime, his talent & style with hair is faultless!

“I haven’t been this happy about my hair in a very long time, Mel did a fantastic job, definitely coming back for more!”


Hobbs has always served Barista coffees and a range of teas, so pop downstairs and relax!

In the summer you can sit in the garden tended by Doug and the Hobbs team, our oasis in the city!


50 Park Row


0117 929 1635


Tuesday-Wednesday: 10.00-18.30
Thursday: 10.00-20.00
Friday: 10.00-18.30
Saturday: 9.00-17.00

Hobbs News

Doug Hobbs’ lovely niece Kerry Hobbs will be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust! Doug will be cutting Kerry’s hair at Hobbs on Saturday 5th September!

(Time TBC)