Whilst there are sign of the UK slowly starting to re-open, there is still no official guidance being offered to the Beauty Industry on how it can safety operate in a post lock down world. Whilst we await guidance,Beauty App has taken a snapshot of what other countries are doing to reduce the spread and wonders if these measures will form the new guidance for the UK industry?
Appointment only, no walk ins accepted
Salons must operate below capacity to be able to adhere to guidance
Every other chair should be empty to support social distancing
All clients must fill out a health questionnaire before being accepted for treatment
All clients must be signed in and out of the salon including what time they left
Fines are being issued to businesses who do not adhere
Salons are currently booked out 2 weeks in advance for appointments
Like Spain advance bookings must be made
Masks must be worn by both staff and clients at all times during appointment
Beauty treatments must be carried out in a closed room or cubicle
Visors or full-face screens must be worn (by the therapist)for any facial treatments
No air conditioning or heaters can be used within a salon
Opening hours should be extended to support demand
Similar to Italy face masks must be worn by all within the salon
No magazines given out
Disposable towels should be used
Only salons less than 400m2 are being allowed to open
Social distancing and increased hygiene methods must be used
Coats and bags etc belonging to clients must be bagged (air tight bag) on arrival and the bag given back to the client on leaving
Advance bookings only
Clients temperature will be checked on arrival
Disposable plastic gowns must be used
Everything must be cleared and cleaned between clients inc chairs, implements etc
No beverages served or magazines given out
Clients will be contacted by the salon on day of appointment to check if any symptoms present on that day
Faster hair washing
Unnecessary services cancelled
Salon doors kept open hands and shoe soles of clients cleaned with sanitiser and disinfectant
Some salons are offering distance treatments using long poles
There would appear to be some commonalities to the general world-wide guidance that the UK is likely to adhere to (although I’m pretty sure we won’t be adopting the use of long poles for treatments any time soon Lol).
Things like appointment only bookings, social distancing between clients, thorough cleaning of all areas and implements between client’s and the use of face masks would seem to be a general standard that we should be prepared for. Now is the time to walk through the client journey in your salon and see what measures can be put in place to protect yourself and clients at every stage.
The Beauty app is committed to supporting our businesses and client’s in reducing the spread of infection. And we will be announcing some very exciting and innovative measures that beauty professionals can use to support their infection control measures, so keep your eyes on the website and our Instagram page for announcements.