About Our Commitment
We take your safety extremely seriously. We meet and, in many cases, exceed health and safety requirements to ensure you feel comfortable about choosing Lavoom Salon.
Health and Safety Guidelines for Salons during COVID-19 Crisis
Everybody is concerned with the fast spread of COVID-19 around the globe and its negative impact on many industries. It is therefore important for salon owners to adapt by keeping themselves updated with relevant news and information from reliable sources and implement the necessary precautions to effectively deal with the crises and protect your business, staff, and clients all at the same time. Taking swift action is key to the continuity of your business during and after this problematic pandemic.
Salon appointment policies - is to ask them questions whenever they make an online booking or over the phone. Their responses will automatically be saved on their appointment notes. Here are a few questions that we will ask your clients:
- Are you or a person in your household currently in self-isolation status
- Are you suffering from any cold or flu symptoms?
- Have you recently travelled to any of the countries with a high concentration of COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days? For example, Japan, Italy, China, and France?
Update staff travel policies
In these trying times, it is best to suggest to your staff at the salon to only travel when necessary. If any of your staff needs to travel, it’s best to ask the details of their trip- to which countries they are going to. If they travelled to a country badly hit by the COVID-19, it is best to ask them to enforce self-quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival at home.
How to practice enhanced hygiene measures in your salon?
There are a number of ways that you can slow down the spread of disease-causing germs in the salon. This is very important to enforce during and after the COVID-19 crisis.
- Provide hand sanitizer at the salon entrance and ask clients and visitors to use them generously upon arrival.
- Enforce strict handwashing in the salon. Staff members should wash their hands with alcohol-based hand soap to eliminate all viruses, especially in between clients to lessen the risk of cross-infection.
- Keep at least a 1-metre distance between you and anyone coughing or sneezing. It’s also advised to supply your staff members with personal protective equipment that they can wear when providing treatments to clients.
- Avoid touching your face; your nose, eyes, and mouth as these are vital entryways for the virus.
- Enforce good respiratory hygiene at all times. You need to cover your mouth and nose using a bent elbow or a tissue whenever you feel like coughing or sneezing. Throw away soiled tissue paper immediately to prevent cross-infection.
- If staff experience fever, breathing difficulties and coughing, they will stay at home and call for expert advice on the next things that you need to do for appropriate diagnosis and treatment protocol.
- Keep informed about the latest developments about COVID-19 in Calgary.
Additional hygiene and sanitation requirements for salons
The World Health Organization enumerated some guidelines for salons to follow not only for COVID-19 prevention but as a strategy to reduce the spread of diseases at the workplace:
Proper cleaning and disinfection are mandatory at all times. From cleaning of tools and implements to keep work stations including countertops, treatment rooms, bars, styling stations and reception areas to be cleaned and disinfected with the right cleaning products.
2. Stay Home
It’s best to keep the immune system strong during times of crisis and beyond. Take Vitamin C, adequate sleep and drink water to keep hydrated. Sickness cancellation policy should be enforced if a client is diagnosed with COVID-19. They should not be penalized for cancelling appointments due to an illness.
3. Well-Stocked Salon
Your salon should have regular supplies of tissue, antibacterial soap, and alcohol-based hand cleansers to promote healthy habits.
4. Hands-Off or Social Distancing
During the cold and flu seasons, shaking hands or giving hugs to clients and staff should be avoided. Following social distancing protocols will keep everyone healthy. Make it a habit to not touch your face especially in public to reduce the risk for transmission.
These measures will ensure that you, your staff, and clients have reduced the risk of catching COVID-19 in your place of business. Please call us at Lavoom Salon if you have any questions on 1403 255 9396.
We don’t double-dip!
We use single-use bedding for every client and disinfect the waxing table after each use for extra safety.
We use hospital-grade disinfectants on our tools and instruments between every client.
Design the salon ergonomically: Provide workbenches, reception desks, washbasins (for tasks such as cutting, styling, shampooing, etc) at the right height, and adjustable stools and chairs for sitting. Rearrange the work area so that the task, materials (shampoos, conditioners, dyes etc), equipment (scissors, blow-dryers, etc.) and controls are within easy reach and do not require stretching or twisting.
- Wear comfortable shoes with non-skid soles.
- Take regular rest breaks and exercise.
- Rotate job functions to prevent overuse injuries.
- Rotate basin duty (to avoid prolonged contact with water).
- Purchase scissors, blow-dryers, styling rods and rollers, gloves, etc., which are easy and safe to use.
- The store frequently used heavy objects and material between knee and shoulder height.
- Inspect tools and equipment and make sure they are in good condition. Clean all equipment after each use.
- Treat all body substances such as blood as potentially infectious - always wear gloves.
- Make sure all sharp equipment is disposed of in a safe manner.
- Clean the floor at frequent intervals, and always as soon as there is a spill.
- Provide local exhaust ventilation where there is a risk of exposure to hazardous chemical fumes.
- Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, aprons and eye protection.
- Read manufacturer’s instructions on how to use appliances and hair products safely.
- Determine which products contain hazardous chemicals or ingredients and label them properly.
- Use a less harmful chemical or product where possible.
- Wash hands frequently to prevent infection.
- Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves made from the correct material for that chemical), and wash immediately with water and soap after any skin contact with chemicals.
- Avoid contact with products that contain known sensitizers such as certain hair dyes.
- Moisturize your hands regularly.
- Maintain proper lighting levels.
- Maintain a first-aid kit and have first aid training.
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If you have any questions about our health standards or what actions we take to ensure your health and safety, please contact us! We will be happy to explain our procedures and protocols.