Perhaps, you are wondering if you still need to take proper measures when vising a salon. But the truth is that you need to protect yourself even if you are fully vaccinated because you can still get COVID-19 if you are exposed to the virus that causes the disease.
In salons, it is pretty easier to catch the virus because of the close body contact between the client and the staff. In this article, we give you tips that can help ensure that you visit the salon safely. Let’s delve into them.
1. Schedule an appointment
Booking appointments is crucial because it can help you avoid waiting time at the salon and at the same time, limit your exposure to other people. Many salons currently are only letting in clients with appointments as it helps control the number of people in the salon. So by booking your slot in advance, you will not only ease the burden on salons, but you can also avoid coming into contact with a lot of people.
2. Wear a mask
It doesn’t matter if you have been vaccinated or not, wearing a mask is still important when in public. It is quite impossible to keep a distance from salon staff when getting a pedicure or haircut. COVID-19 can easily spread indoors, which is why it is important to wear a mask. Make sure that the staff attending to you is also wearing a mask.
3. Make sure that the salon has safety measures in place
There is pretty much that salons can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19. When booking an appointment, ask the salon about its health and safety measures they have to ensure that they keep their employees and customers safe. Some salons have introduced specific technology to help with additional cleaning and sanitization, while others have specific rules in place to maintain a safe distance between customers.
4. Avoid touching surfaces
One of the ways people can contact COVID-19 is by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching their eyes, nose, and mouth. So to protect yourself from the virus, you shouldn’t touch contaminated surfaces. Also, ask the staff to wash their hands before they cut your hair or provide you with a facial.
5. Make sure that the equipment is sanitized
Most procedures in salons generally require contact between specific equipment and your skin. Tools, such as combs or scissors have also touched other customers and surfaces. Therefore, you should ensure that the staff sanitizes and cleans them before they use them on you.
6. Don’t spend unnecessary time at the salon
In the past before COVID-19, you could take your time and relax at the salon, but this isn’t safe anymore. You should also go to the salon when necessary. If you are planning to get a haircut or facial, try to go for one thing at a time. You can also opt for procedures that take less time or with reduced close contact.