Pandemic 2020- Updates & Guidelines
Updated: Aug 15
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. Makeup artists work in very close proximity of our clients and we've had to change how and where we perform our services.
As a licensed esthetician, I’ve always upheld the highest standards of sanitation- to be quite frank, I've always been a germaphobe (which isn't a bad thing for this career). Once the pandemic hit, I knew things were going to change, including safety standards. After hours of researching, attending seminars, and revamping my kit, I feel comfortable and confident that I am ready to go back to doing what I love, prioritizing the safety of myself and anyone who sits in my chair. Here is what to expect during your service:
I will be wearing a mask and shield/eye protection throughout the entire service.
When consulting prior to your service, I will maintain social distancing (6 ft).
I will be santizing my hands more frequently and in some cases, I will be wearing latex-free gloves.
Services will be performed with tools and brushes that have been deeply cleansed, sanitized and sterilized.
More time will be built in between clients to sanitize and wipe down all surfaces and anything that has been touched, picked up, used, etc.
Moving forward, here are what I ask of my clients:
Complete and sign a COVID-19 questionnaire/release form.
If you have recently traveled from a high-risk state, you will be asked to present recent (within one week) negative test results prior to receiving services.
Submit to a forehead temperature check. Please note that anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater will not receive services.
Come to your appointment wearing a mask. I will instruct you when you can take off your mask. Makeup application will be adjusted as to avoid makeup transfering/smudging.
Anyone who enters the room must wear a mask, even if services are not being done on them.
The location where services are conducted must meet the following requirements:
Services must be performed in a contained, well-lit, ventilated room that is separate from the larger group, such as a bridal party and other vendors.
Only one client will be allowed at a time. If an additional individual needs to come in the room for whatever reason, they must wear a mask at all times and make their visit brief as to maintain social distancing for both myself and the client.
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 must be provided where artist can dispose of all used materials in a sanitary way.
A tall, non porous stool must be provided. Unfortunately I am no longer able to bring my chair, which is made out of a canvas material.
No food, open beverages or cell phones will be allowed in the chair.
All of this information will be communicated prior to the appointment date. 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!