Out of an abundance of caution for our staff, our guests and our community, we have worked extremely hard to make our environment a safe space. It is our desire to uphold the safety, sanitation, and wellness steps you deserve. With that being said, we wanted to give information about our in-depth policies and procedures for before, during, and after each appointment.

Here is what you can expect when you visit Modern Wave:

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Please be considerate of our guests, team members and their families. If you aren’t feeling well or have been in the presence of someone who isn’t feeling well please DO NOT COME!  With the restrictions placed on our business and the demand for appointments, please be courteous and cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance so we can fill the appointment time . Thank you for understanding and valuing our technician’s time.

Please do not be late to your appointment. We need time to sanitize in between clients. If you are late, even by a few minutes, you may be asked to reschedule. This will be at the salon’s discretion. Please understand that if you are late, your service provider may not have time to execute your service and then prepare their workspace for the next guest. You appointment will end on time. Any services that were not able to be performed because you were late will be reschedule for another time.

Please come alone to your appointment. No additional people will be allowed into the building due to the occupancy limit rule from the State of Illinois. One parent may accompany one minor child.


When you arrive at the salon, please wait outside or in your car until your appointment time. Our waiting room is closed.

As mandated by the State, anyone with a fever above 100.4 will be asked to re-schedule.


It is mandated by the State Department of Public Health that you wear a mask for the entire time you are in the salon. Masks must be fully intact with no obvious tears or holes and must tightly cover the mouth, nose and  chin.  It would be best for guests to use a disposable mask if they are concerned with hair color stains on their mask. We can provide you with a disposal mask should you need one.


Please do not bring extra items into the salon. Purses, bags and/or extra coats/sweaters are not permitted at this time. Please bring in only your form of payment and cell phone. No items will be permitted to be placed on stations or in treatment rooms.

Sorry, we are unable to offer beverage service at this time.

Always maintain social distancing (6') between other guests and staff at all times

Due to capacity restrictions, guests must leave the premises as soon as their services and transactions are complete.


Every member of our team has become Barbicide® certified. Barbicide® is known worldwide as the ultimate product for EPA registered disinfection in salon and spas.


Every team member has a checklist of sanitation protocols to perform before and after each guest and our work areas and treatment rooms are sanitized between every guest.


We are sanitizing high touch and high traffic areas of the salon often throughout the day with Barbicide®, EPA approved broad-spectrum disinfectant.


All card readers will be cleaned and sanitized between each use. And, at the end of each day, we are resetting and sanitizing the salon in depth to prepare for the next day.


We have installed all new sanitizing stations throughout the salon and have touch-less faucets in our restrooms.

To follow social distancing guidelines, in areas where social distancing is not possible, we have installed plexiglass barriers.

As always our styling capes, towels and treatment linens are used only once.


We will be washing our hands and using hand sanitizer between each client and asking the client to do the same before starting your service.


As suggested by our State, we are checking staff temperatures upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees F will not be allowed to enter the salon.

No handshakes or hugs for us at this time. Physical contact with our guests will be limited to what is absolutely necessary to provide scheduled services.

We are requiring our  team members to wear a face mask or face covering at all times while in the salon.  

We are accepting cash, credit and Apple Pay. In an effort not to crowd the front desk/check-out area, towards the end of your service, a member of our guest care team will begin the checkout process in the styling chair, nail room or treatment room. They will schedule your next visit and gather any at home care products you wish to take home with you. They will then finish up with processing your credit card at the desk on your way out of the salon. We will do our best to make the entire checkout process as contactless as possible. Prepayment may be needed to secure certain services and/or appointments.

As always, gratuities can be charged to your credit card or paid in cash. We will ensure your stylist receives it and you are acknowledged.

A $5 sanitation fee will be added to the total charge of your services; in order to adhere to strict sanitation guidelines, we are required to spend additional costs and time sanitizing between each appointment.

Please know how very important providing excellent service is to us. Our primary goal is to provide you with the salon service you have come to expect in a safe and sanitary environment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have established these guidelines to ensure the safety of guests as well as our team.  

Please understand that if you cannot follow these guidelines, you will be asked to leave.  We are very appreciative of your friendship and business, but we will not compromise the safety of other guests, the team, and their families to accommodate any request outside of these established guidelines.

We sincerely appreciate your support. This situation has certainly brought on some challenges, but we are determined to rise to the occasion with a positive attitude and high level of professionalism. As these circumstances are ever changing, they will require our constant attention and reevaluation. We ask that you please be patient with us as we make any necessary adjustments.