It goes without saying that the studio has been closed to clients throughout lockdown, and that we can expect this to continue for a good few weeks yet.
However… we understand the concerns of the brides-to-be who have booked us for weddings either towards the end of this year or into next, and still need to book in a date for their hair trials.
We intend to keep our promise to our brides, to create for them an unforgettable bridal look that has been tailored and personalised according to what they’re looking for.
In order to do this, whilst keeping safety at the forefront, there will be a few keys changes in the studio. I have obtained a licence from Barbicide to certify that my back-to-work policy operates as safely as possible. The measures I will be implementing include, but are not limited to:
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
This is an acronym that’s hit the headlines quite a few times over the past weeks, and for good reason. It’s place in our day-to-day lives is unlikely to change anytime soon, so please expect to see me wearing a disposable protective gown, gloves, and mask in your consultation. I may ask you to wear a mask, gloves, and gown for part or all of your consultation too.
- Hand Sanitiser
Another vital addition to our lifestyles that will no doubt become something of a commodity now is hand sanitiser. Hand sanitisers, wipes, Barbicide spray, and disinfectant solution, which all kill the Covid-19 virus, will be available throughout your appointment. You will be asked to apply hand sanitiser at regular intervals.
- One at a Time
In normal circumstances, I am able to offer my brides the opportunity to have at least one of their bridesmaids or their mother with them at their hair trial, so we can try hairstyles for the whole bridal party in one appointment. As things begin to go back to normal post-lockdown, this will not be possible. My studio does not allow for the required levels of social distancing necessary for this, so I will only be allowing one person at a time into the studio for their trial.
- Disposable Towels
Disposable towels, linens, and capes will be used for each individual bride and thrown away after use. Wherever this is not possible for soft-furnishings, they will be properly disinfected and laundered.
The way we greet or interact with acquaintances and friends has greatly evolved over the past few months, with no unnecessary contact allowed. So please do not be offended if I don’t shake your hand when I meet you or cannot hug you! This is for the safety of both of us, and will hopefully reassure you that I am taking matters seriously. I will also be unable to offer you refreshments.
One less-obvious risk factor in the studio is the passing of paper between myself and you, and perhaps even one client to another. All payments and scheduling will now be paperless. Bridal and wedding magazines and reading materials will no longer be available.
- Studio Cleaning
This part happens both before you arrive and after you leave, but, although you may not witness it on your visit, it is important that you are reassured of the cleanliness of my studio. Though my standard cleaning practices are already thorough, additional measures will be taken to offer both you (and me!) that extra bit of peace of mind. All surfaces will be sprayed with Barbicide spray, and wiped down with Barbicide bacterial wipes before and after every bride’s visit.
We understand your ongoing concerns, and it is of the utmost importance to us that we are able to reassure you of your safety with us, so that you can feel comfortable in the studio and can fully enjoy your Bridal Hair in Hampshire experience.
If you have any questions about the details of our health and safety and/or infection control policies, please do not hesitate to get in touch.