Be salon safe
With some precautions and tips, you can go for selective beauty services but only after ensuring the safety at the salon; one must check the credentials of the salon as well
It's not easy to run the business of salon as one needs to make a huge investment before you start earning revenue. And the outbreak of Corona Virus has further aggravated the problem for many salon owners pan India. For the beauty industry the blow is only severing because the business is done in proximity with customers and it cannot be stressed upon enough that the use of hands is simply inevitable. People have been waiting for the salons to reopen so that they could go for their routine salon, but people are still not feeling comfortable visiting the salons.
But with some precautions and tips you can go for selective beauty services but only after ensuring the safety at the salon, one must check the credentials of the salon as well. As salons are opening-up in many cities it's imperative to follow certain guidelines before you restart visiting your salon. Beauty experts Richa Aggarwal shares guidelines for you and Beauty expert Mallika Gambhir shares tips on being cautious while you are taking beauty services.
According to Richa Aggarwal, many salons now are offering contactless interaction with clients and zero-touch services hence you must opt for these kinds of salons only. Don't walk into any salon but takeappointment on the phone before going, do online beauty consultation and make sure that you reach at the exact time and you don't have to wait at the reception.
Ensure that your hands are sanitised as you enter the salon, maintain social distancing, and see to it that in front of you, new disposable tools are opened and used. Don't come in proximity with beauty professionals and check that they should wear a face mask, sanitised gloves, and face shield. You must also download Arogya Setu App by that you will get notified if you are in close contact with someone suffering with the problem.
Ask if the salon is adhering to the guidelines, as you sit down to take services you must ensure that there is enough space created between the chair of the other person who is taking beauty service. Many salons are checking temperature before entrance only so you must also get yourself checked.
Visiting a sanitised and professionally managed salons that are following all safety and hygiene norms is always a good idea than calling any freelancer beauty artist at home, you don't know about the threat he or she might carry at your home, there have been cases too in the past of freelancers being found carrier of coronavirus.
According to Beauty expert, Mallika Gambhir, Corona is going to be part of our lives for long time, we have to go out, work and do everything, and taking care of ourselves is also equally important. You must be careful before visiting salon make sure that you are pre-booking your appointment and telling salon people in advance that you don't want to wait for your turn and want your service on scheduled time, only carry a pouch with you in the salon that has your mobile and a sanitiser, keep your bag and belongings in your car only, carry your own water bottle and don't indulge in drinking tea or coffee at the salon, avoid reading magazines, etc at the salon, go for your service and come back.
As you check safety measures being taken by the salon you must also make sure that you sanitise your hands too, don't touch the buttons of lifts, etc or anything unnecessarily.If you have to take beauty advice from beauty experts stick to taking it online, go virtual, and share your beauty concerns before visiting the salon. All this will look difficult in the beginning, but we must do this for our safety. There are many salons who are sharing online beauty tutorials these days with their clients like DYI home care tips etc, you must take advantage of that and try to do self-care at home too.
Avoid using the washrooms and keep your contact minimalist while you are enjoying your services, you must check that fresh beauty products are used and while checking out make the digital payment than the exchange of cash.