The coronavirus spread has ruefully impacted businesses. However, it is time to up the game with this new normal. The primary advice for combating the spread of COVID-19 is that the best defense is wearing a mask, washing hands, and avoiding contact with others.
When it comes to salon or nail parlour, whose whole job involves touching the client’s hands, face, hair and stay in contact for extended periods.
The real concern in a situation like this is to take the first hit, such as shopping, gigs, and beauty treatment is frivolous.
So, in nail tech businesses, customer safety is a top priority, but they are also taking measures to keep their clients safe. Here are some ways to find out what they are doing to keep everyone safe and determine whether they are prepared to provide you with a safer environment.
Since it’s impossible to social distance at a nail salon, making sure both employees and clients must wear face masks before entering the salon can help.
Here are some precautionary measures that a nail salon takes:
- Face Shields and Gloves: It is one of the significant precautionary measures for tackling COVID-19 pandemic; however, it only covers nose and mouth. Hence, nail dressers use gloves to cover hands (central germ spreading means) and face shields to offer better coverage and protection to both workers and clients.
- Clean Washrooms: It is also essential to ensure the availability of clean and germ-free environment so that even if you accidentally touch the shared surface, nobody gets infected.
- Proper Ventilation: Since conversations with the manicurist can extend the distance respiratory droplets travel for an extended period. So, salon with adequate ventilation is a great precautionary way if the window or door is open to allow the fresh in.
- Sanitisation & Disinfection: Salon that practice frequent handsanitization, disinfecting the surroundings, the workers work with gloves and face masks on is an ideal salon now. So, before trying out their services, make sure they follow COVID-19 norms.
Here are some of the top nail salon techs reviews to find out what they are doing to keep everyone safe:
Ruby Hoang, owner of Deptford Nails and Beauty
She says: ‘My business has gone down recently but it’s not only me – all my friends. ‘
We clean the shop very carefully and I tell customers to wash their hands before we do their nails. And we’ve got masks to keep ourselves safe.’
Alice Mc, Nail Artist
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She reports: “I’ve not had any drop in business and I’m still sanitizing my equipment like normal.
‘Only thing that does concern me is I’m running out of my masks and they have more than tripled in price. ‘All the nail supply stores are sold out. Normally I buy a box of 50 for £7. Now that box on eBay/Amazon is £50.
Iglika Gouse, founder of USPAAH – Your Spa At Home
She says: ‘We have a team of over 200 Sparistas who are out interacting with customers every day, and since February, we are operating with extreme precaution.
‘We’ve told everyone to be extra vigilant about washing hands before and after treatments, sanitising tools and equipment, wearing face masks and rubber gloves and reporting to us immediately if they begin feeling unwell at all.
‘As a business owner, however, I also understand that taking time off for freelance therapists can be financially extremely challenging, so USPAAH has decided to pay a £100 weekly allowance for up to 4 weeks, to any therapists on our team that has been affected by the COVID virus.
‘We hope this goodwill gesture will alleviate some of our team’s concerns, and in the meantime, we continue to urge everyone to observe the highest level of hygiene possible.’
Laura Platt, owner of Beauty & Co
She says: Firstly I notified my clients via Facebook on our business page–“If you have an appointment but you are unwell with a cold/cough, please cancel your appointment and we can reschedule you for a later date when you are feeling well.
“And, we’ve had a few cancellations but literally only a few and I think that was based on our notice.
‘But speaking to some clients, they don’t seem bothered about it. ‘However, I’ve got hand sanitizer at every station now, and people seem to be using it. Everyone is talking about it though. Every client mentions it.’