COVID-19 has brought about changes in every industry! I have taken a long time to consider many of the effects it will have on the way I work. This information is not all inclusive, but it covers some of the new ways in which I will attend to my brides.
All appointments, including trials and day-of-wedding, will be done under strict conditions. These conditions are listed below:
I ask that if you feel at all symptomatic (i.e. sore throat, fever, dry cough, headache) before our appointment that you reschedule. I will do the same. If you have been in contact with anyone that you suspect may be infected, I ask that you reschedule again.
A screening questionnaire will be done before the service. Your details will be recorded (if I do not have them already) to aid in any tracking and tracing required.
We will maintain social distancing where possible i.e. friends and family are to wait at least 2m from where the service is taking place. Is it preferable that we are the only ones in the room, but I understand that this is not always possible.
I will wear a mask, and clients will wear masks where possible. I will wear a face shield for the majority of the time (I may remove it to see clearly or to do detailed work).
I ask that we limit talking while we are in close proximity to one another i.e. while I am doing the service. This will reduce the spread of droplets between us. We can pause to step away from each other to speak about the progress of the service or discuss it afterwards at a 2m distance.
Extra care to sanitize my products and workspace will be taken- before, during, and after the service. This not only takes a great deal of time, but can be costly as well. I therefore ask that you kindly refrain from touching the workspace and tools and products during the service. This will reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
The work area will be as simple as possible, so as the keep everything as clean as possible. Many of my products have been reorganised and housed to ensure better protection.
You will notice that I use many disposable items as well. This is to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
A new set of brushes will be provided for each member of the bridal party.
I will need a 15-minute window between each client to clean the work area properly. This will be factored into the schedule.
Gloves can be worn by me, if you prefer. However, I prefer not to use gloves because:
They are extremely harmful to the environment,
I am better able to fully clean and sanitize my bare hands,
I am more conscious of keeping my hands clean and away from my face when they are bare,
Reduces the risk of cross-contamination with bare hands
Cleaning at such an extensive rate and taking so many precautions may slow down the process of makeup application and hair styling even further. For you to remain relaxed, is it important that we are all punctual, and adjust your timelines accordingly. It is important to me that my brides still enjoy the service as much as possible.
I should also note that it is impossible to mitigate all of the risks of infection when having hair or makeup done. Your service will be performed with the utmost care and precaution. Please note that these extra conditions are for everyone’s best interest: for myself, as well as my current and future clients. By agreeing to a makeup or hair service, you waive any and all responsibility from me as the service provider of any responsibility for accidental exposure to the COVID-19 virus, under these safety precautions.
My kit is cleaned, sanitized, and repacked before and after every appointment. I take great pride in ensuring the safety of my work area for my clients.
I look forward to doing your hair and makeup!
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