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Beauty Salons reopen in Inverurie

By Rachael Glennie

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With the Scottish Government continuing to ease the current lockdown, part of phase 3 meant that Beauty Salons across the country reopened on July 22 with enhanced hygiene and physical distancing measures.

The National Hair and Beauty Federation have issued online guideline booklets for all staff to follow, following the reopening of their salon, these include staff to wear a visor at all times and customers must to continue wearing a mask indoors.

Some local beauty salons who reopened are Hustle Beauty in Inverurie, who even took the time during lockdown to refurbish the studio in time for opening up again, Lyndsay Eccles said: “I’m very excited to be open, obviously there’s some anticipation and new guidelines to follow however I feel everything is in order and I’m ready to welcome clients back.

“Clients have been very good with allowing me to pace out appointments over the coming weeks leaving time between them all to sanitise all equipment and furniture.

“I am fully booked until mid August which is lovely, at the moment I’ve chosen not to work additional days but if clients required spaces quicker or new clients are struggling for bookings elsewhere then it’s something I could do, so far everyone has been very helpful and accommodating.

“Safety measures are, all clients have risk assessments to do prior to appointments, track & trace is being done at their appointment, all guidelines for what businesses require from our clients in the forms of PPE, hand sanitising and general rules have been provided.

“I have additional PPE here for clients and hand washing station is at the ready!”

Other salons who have reopened in the area are Bajolo Beauty Spa, Vikki McIntee from Bajolo Beauty Spa said:

“We're excited to see everyone again, however we were very nervous about reopening to be honest.

“We have so many new measures in place to try and minimise the risks to both staff and clients.

“I'm so thankful and humbled to see so many of our clients returning and contacting us regarding appointments.

“It's been tough trying to manage the appointments as we were unaware for so long what treatments we would and wouldn't be able to offer.

“We are hopeful that this will change soon once further lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

“Bookings have been really busy and I'm so grateful.

“We've had a few clients wishing to wait until things settle down a little more which is totally understandable.

“We will do everything we can to help put people at ease and ensure they have an enjoyable visit.

“We are working with a locked door policy and by appointment only.

“We have put our therapists in pairs and on shift patterns so we can minimise the amount of people in the salon at any given time.

“This also helps with the track and trace system and only puts 2 Therapist out of action instead of 4, should we need to isolate through track and trace.

“We have installed extra hand sanitiser stations in every room, a paper towel dispenser in the bathroom instead of towels and have moved our manicure desks to the 2m distancing rules.”

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