Salon Protocols for PROS
As the middle of the month arrives, most salons and spas in North America have been given the go ahead to resume services safely, or at the very least, a date as to when they might be able to open their doors. While it is always best to research the new health implementations in your area specifically, these are a few of the most common ways you can keep yourself and your clients safe while you work.
During lash services it is imperative to put our clients' health at the forefront when it comes to cleaning and handling our products safely. Implementing these protocols in your studio will ensure all safe measures are in place, for you and your client.
- Dispose of all disposable tools such as lint free wands, eye pads, tape and styling wands unless giving it to the client
- Wash your hands with soap and water before and after every client
- Wear masks at all times, we recommend using the filtered masks with the pm2.5, it helps with organic vapors and your health is important when exposing yourself to adhesives all day. A face shield is also an option.
- Your client should be also wearing a mask, ask them to bring their own or provide masks for free or a small charge.
- Ask your client to bring their own blanket or dress comfortably during their service
- Wear gloves with every client, this helps prevent the spread of bacteria and contanimates.
- Cut your lash strips into thirds or quarters. You will use what you need and you will waste less.
- Keep a few lash tiles on hand between clients. When you're in a rush it's a good idea to have a clean tile ready for each client. Make sure to disinfect at the end of the day and store in a closed container when not in use.
- Avoid using a bed cover, unless you're planning to change it between clients. We recommend just using the vinyl bed for easy wipe down. You can also use disposable sheets in between your clients or even a protective cover on top of your bed cover.
- It is a good idea to keep extra lash tools ready between clients so you're not rushing the disinfection process.
- Keep your area minimalist with only the necessary tools needed. We want our area to be clean and less cluttered.
- Make sure all your new disposables are completely covered to keep away dust, debris and cross contamination.
- When you're finished with your client, wipe down your bed, trolleys, light fixture, lash pillow and shelf.
- We all miss our clients, but refrain yourself from shaking hands, hugging etc.
- Do not take cash as payments. Use tap or etransfer to avoid contact with contaminated surfaces.
Cleanliness is of the utmost importance in esthetic services and even more so in these times. We must all do our best to keep a clean and healthy environment to ensure the continued operation of lash and beauty salons.
What are you doing to keep yourself and your clients safe? Let us know in the comments below so we can share with other beauty professionals.
Stay healthy, stay safe.