Hairdressers in England must wear face masks & visors and close contact treatments resume from 15th August
Yesterday on Thursday 13th August, it was announced by the UK Government that all hairdressers in England will need to wear a type II face mask and visor that covers the face, from Saturday 15th August.
Did you know that one in every sixty jobs in the UK is in the Beauty industry? Aestheticians, therapists, clinicians and makeup artists have not been able to earn an income for over five months due to the impact of COVID19.
Great news for all hair and beauty businesses, as it was recently announced by the HM Treasury that the temporary tax cut for PPE has been extended until the end of October.
Needless to say, our buying habits definitely changed during lockdown and retailers such as Boots and Cult Beauty were flooded with online orders. Whilst some used the time to spruce up their gardens or pick up a new hobby, others may have treated themselves to a bit of self-care and stocked up on their favourite products during this unprecedented time.
One product that dominated was Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector.
While everyone has tales to tell of the past three months, the reality for our industry is that it has been a very difficult time. No industry that must completely shut down for months on end can do well. However, nearly every hairdresser and beautician I know has managed themselves with skill and patience, and I am delighted that our industry is starting up again with such enthusiasm and optimism. I congratulate you all.
Now that UK beauty salons and nail bars are preparing for their re-opening on Monday 13th July, it’s important to assess the different types of treatments you can provide under the new guidelines.
On Thursday 9th July, it was announced that you will be unable to provide treatments directly to the face such as facial waxing, eyelash treatments and make-up applications, due to the much greater risk of transmission.
However, there is still an array of other treatments you can offer your clients that save time and money…
Great news for beauty salons, nail bars, tattoo studios and physical therapy businesses as last night on Thursday 9th July, the Government announced they can re-open from Monday 13th July following a newly released set of guidelines.
Great news! All Aston & Fincher stores are opening on Monday 22nd June for you to shop in. The health and safety of our customers, as well as clients, are our top priority. So, we have implemented a comprehensive set of guidelines to help minimise risks and to ensure the wellbeing of everyone in store.