The Latest Update
We remain CLOSED until further notice.
It is with regret that following Boris’ announcement on Tuesday 23rd June we will have to remain closed and have as yet not been given a date when we may be allowed to open. Although hairdressers have been allowed to reopen we as Beauty Therapists work a lot closer with our clients and often for longer periods of time. However with this delay it hopefully means that we will be able to work with far less PPE than initially thought making our working environment easier and more recognisable to yourselves.
Guidelines have now been published for us and if I am honest they are less restrictive than I have been training for these last few months. However there will still be changes to all of our treatments and some of our treatments will be temporarily removed from our menu, to include our express manicure and express pedicure. The guidelines do include what PPE we will be required to use, a health and safety risk assessment for every treatment and the flow of “traffic” through the salon.
So what will your “salon journey” look like?
- Appointments will be staggered throughout the day so that we only have one client in the salon at any one time.
- Appointments will need to be pre booked with no walk in appointments available.
- Our front door will be locked and you will need to ring our buzzer to gain access to the salon. Due to this we ask that you arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment.
- If you normally combine your visit to us with a shopping trip in town you will need to visit us first so as not to bring unnecessary items in to the salon.
- Once in the salon you will need to hang up your own coat, wash your hands and use the hand sanitiser before entering reception.
- I will greet you in my new uniform, face mask and visor and depending on the treatment you may be required to wear a face covering too!
We unfortunately will temporarily only be able to offer you water in a plastic cup. Trust me the prosecco and mulled wine will be back for Christmas even if you have to bring your own glass for me to put it in.
We ask that where possible you pay by card rather than cash. We may be tweaking our booking app so that you will be able to pay via that rather than card, more details will follow if this becomes a possibility.
We will have to remove all magazines, product literature and testers.
We politely ask that once you have sanitised your hands that you do not use your mobile phone during your treatment.
To be able to control the social distancing and hygiene measures you will need to attend your appointment by yourself. This means NO children or husbands! If your husband is dropping you off or picking you up they will need to wait outside for you.
So what will we be doing to keep you safe? (The thought that some salons weren’t doing this beforehand worries me considerably)
- All tools will be sterilised between clients.
- Clean and dirty tools will be kept separate from each other.
- Beds will be cleaned between clients.
- Each client will have fresh clean linen for each treatment.
- Each client will have a fresh clean gown for their facial treatment.
- Our hands will be washed before, during and after touching you.
- A clean pair of gloves will be used for each client where needed.
- Where possibly all items will be disposable or will be sterilised between clients.
- All laundry will be washed at 60 degrees
- All touch points will be cleaned inbetween clients
These are minimal guidelines, at Sirens we work at a higher degree of sanitation within the salon due to our work with oncology clients so hopefully you will all have the peace of mind you deserve to return to having your treatments when the government sees fit.
Once we get a date to return I will produce a video so that you can see all of the above in practice, but in the meantime if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I so look forward to seeing you back in salon soon
Much Love Clare xx