With some lockdown rules being relaxed and most non essential businesses planning their return to work, many hair and beauty professionals will be thinking about what a post-lockdown working day will look like for them. While great to see things getting back to normal, the underlying threat of infection will understandably still be playing on our minds. This is especially the case for those providing mobile services, with people having all sorts of concerns about visiting other people’s homes and places of work.
Below, we provide a few tips for those providing mobile hair and beauty services, looking at ways to operate whilst keeping social distancing in mind.
If you usually take another employee with you to jobs then it is advisable that you refrain from doing so, limiting the number of people unnecessarily interacting with each other and being of close proximity. The same goes for the client. Before getting to their location, it may be an idea to have a conversation with them, ensuring that when you get to them you will be meeting them and only them.
Avoid unnecessary contact
Whether it be a welcome hug or a more formal handshake, it is human nature to be tactile. However, given the current climate human contact needs to be limited. Another way you can limit contact is by avoiding unnecessary chit chat. For instance, if you are waiting for rollers to set, stand two meters away from your client, putting as much space between you as often as possible.
Travelling to and from work
If you want to continue to protect yourself from the risk of contracting Covid-19, you will need to think carefully about the way in which you travel to and from your appointments. If you do have a car and it is feasible to use it, then do. This is because using crowded trains and buses during peak times will only increase your exposure to others, thus heightening the risk of exposing yourself to people with the virus.
Don’t take on unnecessary work
The truth is the world has changed, with keeping safe being our priority where it used to be making money. For this reason, it is important that you only take on work that you need, rather than saying yes to as many jobs as you can. Again, this will limit the number of people you see.
Here at Glamdeva, we are seeing many HMUA’s become creative in light of these challenging times, utilising the wonders of social media to share their talents. From online make-up classes to hairstyling tutorials, the internet provides a way for the industry to share and even charge for their ideas without having to physically interact with another soul. So, if you are deeply concerned about the relaxation of social distancing rules, exploring other avenues of income may be something to look into.
Allow Glamdeva to connect you with customers post-lockdown
If you are looking to fill your diary with appointments for when it is safe to work, be sure to set up a professional account on the Glamdeva platform. Being the UK’s only online marketplace for the hair and beauty industry, Glamdeva is the only sales tool you will ever need.