What is COVID-19
What am I doing as a makeup artist to keep my clients safe?
We are all now living in a different world due to the emergence of COVID19. Health and safety has ALWAYS been my number one priority for all my clients. However, in accordance to government guidelines these procedures are now even more strict and rigorous, Due to the fact makeup artists will not be able to do their job from a safe distance as set out by the government and in under 15 minutes the government and UNIONS are making health and safety surgically graded.
DO NOT COMPROMISE ON QUALITY OR HEALTH!
Do not book a makeup artist you cannot trust. If you are a bride getting make up and you think you are safe, think about your bridal party. Is your mother or mother in law vulnerable, does your bridesmaid have diabetes, does your maid of honor have asthma. You should never risk your health or the health of others.
To enable safe working as a mobile makeup artist these are the steps I am taking to minimise risks to all clients
- Encourage clients to ask questions so they feel safe
- Keep uptodate with all government guidelines for my industry
- I am Barbercide COVID19 certified
- I will use all necessary personal protection equipment such as a face viser, surgical face mask, disposable gloves (non latex) and apron - (in accordance to BABTEC guidelines.
- Hands will be washed during each client and surgical grade hand sanitiser used during the application.
- All clients will have there own set of deep cleaned and sanitised brushes. Spraying brushes with anti bacterial spray is no longer acceptable. All used brushes will be put into a plastic disposable bag to be deep cleaned and sanitised before being used again.
- Make up will not be left open. COVID-19 is an airborne virus therefore can travel and land on any surfaces including makeup. Any make up not required for a client will be left packed away.
- Inbetween each client, time must be allocated to clean and sanitise all makeup, work surfaces and chairs using surgical grade sanitiser.
- Take names and contact details of all clients having makeup applied so that can be contacted if necessary.
- Use disposables when applicable, such as mascara wands, lipstick wands and sponges.
- Only 1 person to be in the makeup area at a time.
COVID-19 is a serious virus which has resulted in 1000s of lives lost. As a makeup artist is my duty to ensure all my clients are safe.
I cannot stress enough how important it now is to you and your loved ones to book a makeup artist that has your health as priority. The days are gone where a person could venture into a makeup shop and get makeup applied on a minute budget using products and equipment that compromise a clients health.
You now need to look not only a makeup artists ability to do great makeup but their professionalism and hygiene practices.
Thanks for reading
x Zoe x
All information correct at the time of writing.