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So..... this post is to all my beauty professionals out there. Times like these make or break small businesses. I want to share tips on how I am keeping myself and clients protected during this time. Hopefully, you are practicing these same tips or you incorporate them going forward.
1. Sanitize Your Work Station Before and After Each Client
Ladies and gents! We trained 3000 hours for times like this! BARBOCIDE IS YOUR FRIEND!!!! Spray your chair down, wash the shampoo bowl, clean your steamer, and hooded hair dryers. Sometimes we skip these steps but now more then ever we need to be diligent about keeping all surfaces in the salon clean. We've all had that client that falls asleep under the dryer and leans her head to the back or sides of the hood... She might have dropped a little bead of sweat... Clean that puppy up!
2. Sanitize your implements
I lowkey feel like I shouldn't have to say this. BUT... Clean your tools!!!!! Once again Barbocide is a medical-grade cleaner. Soak your combs, clips, and brushes between each client. If you don't have time then you should have multiples!
3. Only Service 1-2 Clients at a time
The government is recommending that we do not gather in crowds of more than 10 people. This is a great time to slow down and give your clients your undivided attention. You'll be keeping them safe and practicing some level of social distancing.
4. Do not touch your face
Germs travel to be safe keep your hands out of your face to prevent transmitting germs from your client to you and vice versa.
5. Do Not Consume Foods or Beverages During Your Service
This piggybacks on... do not touch your face. The saliva from your mouth can potentially get onto your client and transmit germs. Better to be safe and take a break and have your lunch and a beverage. Also, be sure if you must walk away to take a drink, be sure to sanitize your hands before continuing the service.
Welp, this pretty much sums up my recommendations for surviving these very interesting times. Please feel free to share your thoughts or add any tips I missed.
Talk to you soon!