The UK Government annouced that The Beauty Industry can open again without treatment restrictions from 12th April 2021. I will simply charge a £1.00 charge per client visit to contribute to the cost of the PPE. Hope that’s ok with you all. The guidance still stipulates that clients should change and shower at home, and skin to skin contact must be minimised AND treatment times shortened, so therefore any item with a “strike through” on the website it temporarily suspended.
We are lucky in the beauty industry, that we are used to working and providing a clean and sanitary environment, but even we need to up our game. In addition to the usual barbicide used for submerging tweezers between clients, these will be sterilised in my bead-steriliser between clients. All large tools will go in the UV Sanitising unit. All door handles, light switches, credit card machine, thermometer etc, etc will be cleaned between clients, floors steamed etc. I will be taking twice weekly Lateral Flow Covid tests to help keep you safe.
Bossy bit first – We all know the basics, but as a reminder, DO NOT ATTEND ANY APPOINTMENT if you have ANY Covid-19 symtoms including a loss of taste or smell, or a sore throat, wet cold or virul infection of any kind. Do not attend if you have been in contact with someone who has symptoms or if you are awaiting test results. Do not attend if you have been notified by the test and trace service that you have been in a place where someone has tested positive for Covid-19. Get a test, stay home until you’re in the clear. Don’t bring it to me, as you will close my business! You should follow NHS advice on self isolation. Any clients arriving for appointments with any of these symptoms will be refused treatment and not offered any further appointments. I’ve always insisted clients stay away if they’re ill, and I mean it more than ever now. 9/12 months with no income has not been a laugh, so I could do without having to close my doors as soon as i’ve opened them! Strict 24 hour cancellation policy applies. If you hold an appointment for more than two weeks in my diary and then cancel it, you will be charged 50%. I am turning lots of people away and it’s just not cricket to monopolise my diary and then cancel. Thank you. Bossy bit over 🙂 Hugs x
WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
Be mindful that sanitising between clients will have a significant impact on how many clients I can see in a day but I will do my best to fit you in as soon as I can.
It is essential to complete a new record card prior to your visit which will be sent to you via email approximately one hour after making your booking. Do let me know if you have had covid-19 and have any on-going respiritory issues so I can take extra care of you.
Please wear your own mask to your appointment. I will be wearing a visor or goggles and a mask too. Please go to the loo before your appointment if you can. It is fine to use the loo here, but I am trying to limit access to the house where possible. I have to ventilate the treatment area at all times, so please dress appropriately as it may be drafty!
Arrive AT your appointment time and not early. Please wait in your car until I come and get you. If you are arriving on foot or by bicycle, please wait until your appointment time, and I will come and get you. You will not be able to bring your bike into the house, so please bring a lock and secure it to the front gate. Please leave all your belongings with the exception of your mask, water and payment card where possible.
When you come in you will be asked to scan in using the unique QR code to assist with test and trace. Don’t worry if you don’t have a smart phone. I keep records of all visitors anyway, so i’ve got it covered. Access to the main house is strictly limited. Access to the treatment room is up one flight of stairs. Please remove your shoes before going upstairs. Do feel free to bring your slippers!
Sadly, there will be no hugs or hand-shakes on arrival (for now)- sad times 🙁 – Fear not – I shall make up for it when I’m allowed!
If you develop symptoms within 14 days of your appointment, you must let me know so that I can take the responsible steps to warn other clients. If any of my clients informs me that they have a positive result and you have been here during that time, I will be in touch with you. If I develop Covid-19 or my family members do, then I will have to close and cancel your appointment. So hoping this doesn’t happen, but we need to be realistic and responsible.
Please assess whether you feel you may have any symptoms at all before attending your appointment.
You will be offered hand gel on arrival. There is no waiting area, so arrive on your own. Friends or partners will not be allowed to come into the house and wait for you. If you and a partner are both having appointments, you will need to wait in the car for one another and take it in turns. So sorry if you have travelled 🙁
Please bring your own water bottle as I wont be able to offer drinks. Sad times.
Please refrain from using your mobile phone during your appointment.
Your room will be cleaned prior to your visit and again afterwards ready for the next client.
Payment by card only. The keypad will be sanitised before and after use.
You can remake your next appointment while you are here 🙂
Please remind yourself of my terms and conditions next.
I will try and make it as “not weird” as possible!
Hysterical laughter at my PPE is encouraged!
PS: – If you have been colouring your own hair at home or have been unwell during the Pandemic, please insist your hairdresser carry out a patch test at least 48 hours before you have your hair coloured. You should have your patch test repeated annually anyway, but now more than ever!