We never anticipated 2020 being quite the eventful year. Many of us had plans to travel, celebrate milestones, attend events, concerts, see your loved ones- little did we know that it would all completely turn upside down with the pandemic. As makeup artists, hairstylists, photographers, stylists, planners, etc., we've had to evaluate how we approach our business, and as an artist who works within very close proximity of others, how we protect ourselves, our clients and our kits.
99% of us in the industry were furloughed, laid off or simply out of work. During my free time, I attended multiple online education sessions, forums and certification courses and did a lot of hardcore research on how to best move forward. As a licensed esthetician, I’ve always upheld the highest standards of sanitation, but additional investment in PPE and additional steps have been implemented.
I will be wearing a mask and shield. More time will be built in between clients to sanitize and wipe down anything I have touched, picked up, used, etc.
Moving forward, all clients must:
· Submit to forehead temperature checks and will not receive services if they have a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater
· Confirm in writing that they have not, within 48 hours of the date of services, had a temperature more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, developed a cough, suffered from virus caused nausea
The location where services are conducted must meet the following requirements:
· A contained room where only the artist and one client at a time will meet
· The area must have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected using disinfectants that are labeled as bactericidal, virucidal, and fungicidal, prior to the performance of services
· An empty trash receptacle where artist can dispose of all used materials in a sanitary way
· A location in or nearby the room where the artist and clients can wash their hands
· Anyone who enters the room must wear a mask, even if services are not being done on them.
While it’s not the most convenient or time friendly, it’s my obligation to provide the safest and most comfortable environment for anyone who sits in my chair.
I look forward to working with you very soon!