Updated: Apr 19, 2020
We could have never imagined that one day we would wake up to our salons and barbershops, across the nation, being closed and forced to shut down. We could have never imagined a global pandemic. This kind of stuff only happens in the movies, right? Wrong, this is our reality. I know that we are not sure when we will return to our salons and barbershops but we must prepare for what our clients will be expecting of us when we do.
No worries Beauty and Barber Professionals, clients will be expecting us to do exactly what we have been doing all along, keeping them safe according to the standards set forth by your state issued, professional license. We were already washing our hands, sanitizing our stations and disinfecting our tools and implements after every client, right? Right. Now, after the Coronavirus, clients need the extra assurance and will be expecting to see you wash your hands or at least use hand sanitizer before touching them. Clients will expect to see you sanitize your station or have a protocol in place that proves that you have sanitized your station after your last client. Clients will need to know that without a shadow of a doubt that the implements that you are using on them have been disinfected.
Professionals, clients will be expecting that when they sit in your chair, they are safe. Clients will be expecting that you will go above and beyond to protect them. Clients will be expecting not to leave your salon or barbershop with anything they did not come in there with, like the Coronavirus. Professionals, your life and the lives of your clients now depend on your adherence to every health and safety standard that your license requires. Follow them strictly. Your clients are expecting you to keep them safe and we have written a guide to help you do it: The Concerned Beauty and Barber Professionals' Guide to Thrive and Survive / Health, Safety and Longevity in Salons and Barbershops