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URGENT: Beauty Salons Need to Read This As They Reopen Slowly

I’ve been following the news very fervently,

a new habit formed during this pandemic,

and I’ve seen that the lockdown has been lifted and salons in France have started reopening, one after the other.

In the United States, Atlanta, Georgia  and many other states are following suit

As for Lagos, Nigeria, this new work week, will see the mass opening of beauty salons

But listen very carefully, just because these establishments are reopening doesn’t correlate to an absence of COVID-19 and for sure, does not mean that the world is a safer place to be in than it was before the lockdown.

That being said, salon owners and visitors alike need to take note

1.
GLOVES and MASKS ARE A MUST FOR BEAUTICIANS

Ever single beautician should wear face masks and gloves before, during and after executing beauty treatments on clients.

 

2.
NO WALK-INS ALLOWED

It would be the first time that customers have been allowed inside the hair salon in almost 48 days. Therefore, despite stylists being booked solid, and the temptation to take everyone in,

Do not allow the enticement of quick profits lead you, your staff or clients to be exposed to the Coronavirus…

You must stand your ground and ensure all clients follow a strict appointment regimen.

Don’t say oh, I’m idle… now that my wash and set client is sitting under the blow drier, let me quickly allow this client in to straighten her hair and that other client despite just popping up to the store, can also come through for my assistant to start loosening her underbraid.

3.
RETHINK THE SALON LAYOUT
(to ensure Social Distancing occurs)

As much as possible, keeping in mind, the physical space and the current layout of the salon, every beauty salon owner needs to follow in the footsteps of Dupe Talabi of Tasala’s Hair by rearranging your salon to create as much social distancing the seating areas can allow.

4.
TEMPERATURE CHECKS MUST BE ENFORCED

Implement a no-touch forehead thermometer

ENSURE sanitizers or wash hand basins are available at point of entry and exit and be sure to ask every client the following questions;

“Have you been sick in the last 14 days?”

“Have you been around anyone who has been sick in the last 14 days?

“Do you have any flulike symptoms?”

 

By: Joan K. Vincent-Otiono

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