By: Natasha Archary
Women love getting their hair, nails and eyebrows done. Trips to salons are a priority and with the work year well under way, all the more reason to get your grooming session booked.
But with COVID-19 still posing a problem, there are a few things to be mindful of when frequenting your hair, nail or other specialist grooming salons.
To minimise risk of infection, the salon you go to must comply with strict COVID-19 protocols. Apart from the sanitizer at the entrance and to give yourself the peace of mind, consider the following before you make your next appointment.
- By appointment only
Beauty facilities with a strict “by appointment only” policy will have a waiting area restricted to a handful of customers with a prior booking. Booking ahead of time will reduce the number of people you encounter when you walk in.
- Reviews or ratings
Make sure your salon has an online footprint. Either a website or social media presence that you are able to refer to for treatment options, pricing and operating hours.
- Strict hygienic policies
All salons should have sanitization and screening stations, as well as ample sanitizer or a handwashing area on the premises. Apart from this beauticians, nail technicians and hair stylists must ensure that all equipment is sterilized before use. With the exception of newly opened razors and blades for each client.
- Experienced technicians and beauticians
You have a right to know your nail tech, hairdresser or beautician’s training background. Ask them for information on the length of their training. The treatments or styles they specialize in and whether they can deliver your chosen style or treatment.
- One – stop shop
There is nothing more convenient than a beauty salon that offers all services. Find a salon that you can trust and build a relationship with the staff who can do all your treatments, from eyelash extensions to massages in one place.
If you find a salon that ticks these 5 boxes and one that fits your budget, you should consider yourself one lucky woman.