CORONAVIRUS IN SALONS: HAIRDRESSER GUIDANCE - TIGI FUSE

Many countires around the world are alerted by the spread of COVID-19 through a new form of Coronavirus. As hairdressers are central figures in every community, Fuse has investigated what you can do to help keep yourself, your salon team and your clients happy and healthy as much as possible. 

1. FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE

Firstly, always refer to the latest advice from your local government and local health authority. 

Follow Public health instructions from your local authority so you can take all possible steps to help you stay healthy, such as washing your hands frequently. 

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2. UP HYGIENE IN THE SALON & AT HOME

Keeping your work environment and tools clean comes naturally to trained hair and beauty professionalsDuring cold and flu season it’s important to safeguard your home and the salon from germs and viruses, so you might need to up the cleaning and disinfection efforts and encourage your clients and staff to do the same.

Follow the P-R-O-T-E-C-T principles from cleaning experts:

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Prevention is key to reducing the spread of germs and viruses. When it comes to the home or some salon surfaces, ensure you have highly effective cleaning agents to hand, such as a bleach with sodium hypochlorite. 

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Remove germs from commonly touched surfaces such as taps (faucets), toilets, backwash and workstation chairs, counters, door handles, hair dryers, mirrors, tables and floors using disinfectants that are effective on viruses. 

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Observe your family and staff for common cold symptoms such as a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, or a general feeling of being unwell. Seek medical advice if you are concerned and always refer to your local health authority and healthcare provider. 

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Take hand sanitizer with you when you’re out and about, preferably one with a high alcohol content (min 69%). Apply regularly, covering all surfaces of your hands, and ask your clients to do the same when travelling to the salon

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Ensure hand washing with soap is a priority. Make sure to have cleansing and nourishing hand soaps in the salon. Wash clothes and salon equipment such as towels or capes at a higher temperature (at least 60ºC) to avoid the spread of germs and viruses. 

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Contain anything that comes into contact with germs. Put tissues straight into lined bins or down the toilet and flush immediately – Don’t forget to regularly disinfect your toilet. Sneezes can travel up to 3 metres, spreading unwanted germs, so cover your nose when you sneeze and your mouth when you cough, then wash your hands straight away. 

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Tell your team, clients, as well as friends and family about the steps they can take to help protect their homes. We all need to be responsible for helping to prevent the spread of colds, flu and the viruses. 

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3. PROTECTING YOUR SALON TEAM & CLIENTS

Working with teams in the salon and clients from all paths of lifehairdressers regularly have close contact with othersSo, if you do not feel fit to work you need to consider preventive measures or staying away from the salon, and encourage your team and clientele to do the same if they feel ill.  

If you manage a salon, make sure to follow guidance from your local health authority on how to keep your workplace ready to deal with viruses.

4. DEALING WITH CANCELLATIONS

You might start to experience an increase in cancellations or clients deciding to stay away from public places, such as the salon, as a response to the global spread of Coronavirus.

Whilst this might be impacting your business and staff morale in the short term, keep a positive attitude. Prioritising everyone’s health is the right thing to do and you can take several measures to secure a long-term loyalty with your clients:

  • Ensure they feel supported by communicating that everyone’s health is your number 1 priority
  • Keep clients up to date with your cancellation policies
  • Prioritise low-maintenance services, such as balayage, that allow clients to travel to the salon less often during the cold and flu season
  • Build customised maintenance routines for your clients with TIGI Copyright Boosters, so they can look after their hair at home
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Prioritise low-maintenance services such as balayage

5. CANCELLING WORK OR STAYING AWAY FROM THE SALON

If you feel ill, communicate to your clients and turn to your local health provider and authorities to get the right support you need.

If you do decide to stay away from the salon or call off appointments as a precaution or as a preventive measure to protect the health and wellbeing of you and your clients, we recommend taking these actions: 

  • Make sure to communicate with your clients
  • Talk confidently about your health as a priorityas this is the right thing to do 
  • Invest your time away from the salon to plan for the future. You can start reviewing training opportunities, learn new skills, advance your product knowledge or stay in touch with your clients through social media.

 

Up your social media game and boost your salon’s website.

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Boost your product knowledge for better product recommendations for your client.

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You don’t have to be in the salon or at an academy to advance your skills, have a look at our learning resources on TIGI Fuse!

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