Allow beauty salons to do facials

Allow beauty salons to do facials and lip and chin waxing by making us wear medical grade masks and visors for those treatments. Wales, England and Northern Ireland are all allowing this.

Why the contribution is important

Its important for the beauty industry and to help us through this as facials are a higher priced treatment. We allready have alot of people not following the rules and allowing them.

by kalez69 on October 05, 2020 at 09:01PM

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  • Posted by Mitzy1987 October 05, 2020 at 21:24

    Hairdressers are in just as closed proximity yet they are wearing less PPE and do less cleaning than a beauty salon.
  • Posted by LouiseL13 October 05, 2020 at 22:13

    Beauty therapist work behind clients whilst doing facials and wear mask, disposable aprons, gloves and visors. Sterile treatment rooms and equipment pose no risk to clients. These treatments are important to clients and therapists. Safe and hygienic practice is always a priority.
  • Posted by Andy26 October 05, 2020 at 22:16

    Mitzy1987, that's a bit of a sweeping statement and highly erroneous. Both hair and beauty salons, are with few exceptions, have elevated their already high standards of cleanliness and are wearing all PPE as required in the guidelines which allowed them to re-open.
  • Posted by Suziq October 06, 2020 at 20:00

    Professional beauty clinics should have the right to perform these treatments, should they wish to, in a covid secure way. Why have England be allowed to do this way back in early August? Our case numbers are relatively a lot lower in Scotland. In fact their is no other country banning such treatments. There’s a lot of professionals in very viable employment going to be jobless. Many clinics rely solely on these treatments or at least are a big proportion of their income. New job scheme is definitely not going to save them.
  • Posted by Minijaffa October 06, 2020 at 20:47

    Given this is already allowed in other parts of the country please allow our salons to start doing these again to enable them to rebuild their businesses a little closer to pre Covid status. Beauty therapist also work behind the customers whilst carrying out facials and safety & hygiene is rightly so a priority. These treatments can aid someones mental health/self esteem and are a big part of a Therapists daily treatments. There is no reason why these shouldn't be allowed again.
  • Posted by Lpoole October 06, 2020 at 21:05

    While training in beauty therapy it is drilled into you a high standard of hygiene, disinfecting, sterilising & PPE! We really want to get back to carrying out one of our most loved treatments, facials! Not only do facials help with skin concerns but they can also help a clients mental state, like other treatments!
  • Posted by Gizmo762308 October 06, 2020 at 21:36

    Beauty salons in Scotland have not been able to perform treatments where a client is required to remove their face mask since March 2020. Beauticians have a high level Of hygiene wearing full ppe and additional cleaning time non chargeable between clients we are the only industry in Scotland that has not been able to reopen 100% but with heavy restrictions since July this means an impact on the Scottish economy as well as our industry, As far as im aware no cases have been traced to a beauty salons in Scotland unlike public bars post lockdown. This industry is mainly Lead by self employed females mostly with children - this lack of income not only affects a business mostly established for many years but a whole family. We always put safety first as if our clients were family - i would never put a clients health before profit
  • Posted by KittyTurner October 06, 2020 at 22:06

    Beauty salons always adhere to high standards of cleaning and hygiene anyway. It’s drilled in on every training course. Providing staff are wearing appropriate PPE (visor and medical face mask, gloves and pinny) and working from the side or behind as required then I can’t see why English salons can do these treatments and we can’t. Unless there’s been outbreaks traced back to beauty premises I can’t see why we’re continuing to be stopped doing some of the most popular and basic treatments.
  • Posted by Lisaclare13oneil October 06, 2020 at 22:07

    I am a Business Development Manager for salons and some salons I look after, facial treatments are 95% of there total revenue in business. This is peoples lively hood . England has been able to do facials safely since August 15, we are fully PPE’d during treatment and working behind the client. Bars and restaurants remain higher risk, I urge you to review this before it has further destruction on people’s businesses. Some salons are already struggling to survive. Make the regulations clearer and if England can carry out Facial treatments so should we.
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