Best Practices For Staying Safe While Operating Your Lash Business During The Coronavirus Pandemic.
Working as a Lash Artist during the current global health crisis due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic could be challenging. We saw most of our clients temporarily closing down their practices due to the state legislative orders.
As we slowly begin to re-emerge from this pandemic, most states have begun allowing salons and barbershops to reopen their doors. This is great news for all of us!
However, as we begin the slow uphill climb of getting back to full capacity, governors have put out reopening protocols for their respective states. The state of Florida DBPR has the following guidelines that are effective on May 11th, 2020:
- All customers will be by appointment only.
- Allow at least 15 minutes between the conclusion of an appointment and the beginning of
the next appointment for proper disinfecting practices.
- No group appointments are permitted.
- Masks must be worn by all employees while performing personal services.
In addition to the government-mandated guidelines, there are additional precautions that we would like to pass along that could be very critical in keeping both yourselves and your customers safe.
Based on the experience our team has collected over the years, a ton of research done by our restless marketing team, and collecting information from hundreds of our Lash Artists, we have comprised a list of Do’s and Dont’s to help you manage your business during the ongoing pandemic.
- Always wear a facemask before, during, and after each client application.
- Feel free to ask your client to wear a facemask as well. If they do not have one, it is a good practice to provide one (if available) or find an alternate way using a handkerchief.
- Ask your clients to wash and sanitize their hands upon arrival.
- Use gloves to avoid contact with your client’s skin (always a good practice).
- Feel free to have your client confirm they have no flu-like symptoms within a few hours before your appointment. If there is any doubt, reschedule! It is also recommended to have a contactless digital thermometer on hand to measure the client’s temperature upon arrival.
- Schedule your appointments at least 30 minutes apart to have plenty of time wipe down and disinfect your area (bed, door handles, cash register, or any other surface your clients touch on a daily basis).
- Sanitize your tools with hospital-grade disinfectants like Marvicide or Barbicide after each client.
- Use an air purifier to improve air quality and minimize fume buildup.
- Wear scrubs or lab jackets throughout your workday. Wash with bleach to disinfect daily.
- Follow standard basic CDC guidelines for proper hygiene.
- If working in a private suite, do not allow more than one person (your current client) to stay in the room. If possible, ask your next client to wait in the lobby or even their car until your current client leaves your facility.
- If working in a salon, do not allow clients to congregate closer than 6′ away from one another.
- Avoid handshakes, hugs, or any other standard ways of greeting your clients.
- Ask your clients to avoid bringing any belongings inside your studio as the surfaces of purses, phones, etc could hold bacteria for days. Only the very necessities, like a face mask and a form of payment.
- Avoid providing covers or blankets. Leave your lash beds bare (disinfect lash bed surface between each client). If using pillows, make sure to use disposable covers and replace them after every client.
- Do not serve any snacks or beverages (or allow any to be brought in by your clients).
We truly hope that those tips will help you continue working and making money. Please remember that we are here for you at all times to provide you with support and products. Pearl Lash is staying open, continuing to provide same-day shipping and product support. For more information on how our operations are handling the coronavirus pandemic please follow this link.
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