Salon Safety Tips To Put Your Client At Ease

Staying Safe- And Helping Your Clients Feel Safe Also

Will you be re-opening soon? If not, how can you market your business now so as to keep your clientele for when your are able to reopen? Here are some ideas, collected from Day Spa Magazine (Read the full article here>)

Staying Safe- And Helping Your Clients Feel Safe Also

Let’s face it, salons and spas have been doing it right for many years, Salon professionals have had their client’s back through seasonal colds and flu, and now COVID-19. Here’s why we can, and should, say that with confidence:

Beauty professionals are licensed and salons are regulated, inspected and have oversight by a state level regulatory body. It’s all there to ensure that the health and safety of everyone in the salon environment and their public customers are protected.
State Boards direct that proper cleaning and disinfection are mandatory at all times—from tools and implements to areas with counter tops, treatment rooms, back bars, reception areas, and styling stations.

Communicating your concern to your client is top priority- How?

Share with your clientele the precautions your salon is taking to do its part in helping to prevent the spread of the coronavirus—during online bookings, on the phone, via text, and in person.
Wash your hands before and after every client, in front of the client if possible. Keep a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer at your station. Make sure your salon has tissue, soap, and alcohol-based hand cleansers to encourage healthful habits for your clients as well.
(As a reminder, wash your hands after eating, using the restroom, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.)
Post signage reminding guests and employees about your hygiene standards such as hand washing, sanitizer, wiping down stations after use, covering coughs, and hands off policies. Shaking hands or giving hugs to your clients and co-workers is not a good idea.

Stay well

Keep YOUR immune system strong—lots of vitamin C, restful sleep, and drink ample water. However, if you—or your client—gets sick, the CDC strongly recommends to stay home.
Offer your clientele a “sickness cancellation policy” and do not penalize clients for cancelling their appointment due to illness. Also, keep your hands “off” and away from your face, as that’s an easy path for transmission.

Practice kindness

Last but not least, don’t resort to ‘mask shaming’, the effort some people make to give their opinion as to whether or not wearing a mask is necessary. When a 6 foot distance cannot be met for service constraint reasons, wearing a mask can ease the anxiety that the wearer might otherwise feel.

Using these ideas will help all of us operate in our ‘new normal’ environment.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward – A Word About Pedicures And Other Fancy Footwork!

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Clients who come in for pedicures carry the stress of their everyday lives on their feet.

Sure, they come for a pedicure because want to have great looking feet and take a load off for a while. The ultimate goal for you though is to make their feet feel good, not just look prettier. How can you help relieve some of the tension carried in these hard working companions?

Value added services – foot massage

Have you added foot massage to all of your pedicure services? A great marketing strategy is to is to add foot massage as a freebie to all of your pedicure services for one week. Mention to your clients that they are receiving an enhanced service that is normally available with an upgraded pedicure. On their next visit, they can upgrade their service to include the massage.

Or better yet, add foot massage as an added service to every pedicure- and watch the repeat clients line up at your door! Enhancing your pedicure service with the ‘extras’ a client doesn’t even know they want, will keep them coming back for more.

10 Steps to the perfect foot massage

Become an expert in foot massage with these pointers. Make the cares of the day melt away in 10 steps:

Step 1. Grasp the leg just above the ankle and take the weight of the leg in your hands. Stroke the leg downwards towards the ankle.

Step 2. With your other hand, sweep the instep, from the heel to the ball of the foot, while balancing your hand with your thumb on top of the foot.

Step 3. Gently rotate the ankle for the client.

Step 4. While still supporting the foot with one hand, use your thumb and index finger to gently move each of the toe joints, focusing on the ball of the joint.

Step 5. Sweep each toe between your finger and thumb with a refreshing circular massage. End with a gently pinching motion for increasing blood flow.

Step 6. Back to the foot- supporting the foot with both hands, use thumbs on top of the foot to massage small circles from the base of the toes to the ankle. Repeat.

Step 7. Bottoms of the feet- remember that your client may have some sensitive zones and sore areas here. Use a firm touch, but don’t dig your thumbs into any area. Grasping the foot with your fingers on top, thumbs on bottom, stroke the foot upward from the heel to the toes. repeat 5 to 7 times.

Step 8. Now start at the toes, knead your thumbs slowly into the foot, down to the heel, using circular motions.

Step 9. Quickly repeat step 7, going back upwards towards the toes.

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Step 10. Finish the massage with a Pac-Man move- thumbs on bottom, fingers on top sweep the foot from the instep to the toes 5 times. End with a slight pinch on each of the toes to increase circulation.

 

 

 

 

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Use a natural pumice stone on dry skin over callused spots. Next, massage on a thick exfoliating scrub, to gently remove any remaining dead skin. Rinse with warm water. If you notice any areas that need more attention, carefully use a foot file on wet skin. Once the area has been trimmed, polish the skin in a circular motion with the buffer side of the file.

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Give attention to the cuticles. Remember, a healthy cuticle is a buffer from bacteria and infection, so we want to do all we can to maintain cuticle health. The toes can accumulate a lot of dead skin around the cuticles. Massage in some cuticle oil to soften the skin and exfoliate the accumulations. Then use a cuticle pusher to gently push back the cuticles as needed.

Trim nails as needed, cutting in a straight line even with the top of the toe. Use a fine grit file to round the corners.

Wipe the nail as the first step in preparing to polish.

Always use a base coat like our Lac It Base Coat for strength and polish adhesion.

Seal with a top coat after applying polish.

 

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