Sanitation & Makeup Hygiene before, during and after COVID-19.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 remains the hot topic, running rampant through the mind of millions, and many of us are wondering what we can do to stop its spread.
First of all, it is extremely important to note that before COVID-19 took over the news cycle, weddings, and everyone’s regularly scheduled lives, there were other communicable diseases and viruses that hairstylists and makeup artists needed to take precautions against.
Pink eye, herpes (cold sores), common cold, flu, skin diseases. . . . .
We’ve seen it all. But what can we do about it? The answer is proper sanitation protocol.
Any professional hairstylist or makeup artist should have training in sanitation to be able to deliver quality services without the risk of infecting others with the previous client’s germs or diseases. Our artists are no different.
That said, unfortunately, it is all too common for people to take shortcuts especially when they are not accountable to anyone other than themselves.
Our artists have all been trained and tested in not just artistry but sanitation protocol as well. If anything, we are a bit more cautious than most, as we understand that when doing 10 or more services at one event, it is not only more sanitary but more time efficient to use disposables whenever possible.
We fully understand that the service is more than just you being happy with the outcome. Our service and standard is about holding ourselves to the highest standard possible and this includes in sanitation as well as artistry.
When it comes to sanitation, our artists go all out.
Our artists know to wash their brushes not just with brush cleanser, but with antibacterial cleanser. They also know to use 70% alcohol (not 99% as it evaporates too quickly to actually kill all the bacteria, viruses, etc.).
Our artists also clean their hands, not just with sanitizer but with wipes as well as good old fashioned water and soap cleansing. As artists, we will use our hands as tools sometimes so it is more than just sanitizing but cleansing and removing other debris to provide a clean application.
Whether you are using our hairstylists or makeup artists or others, that they put makeup sanitation first. Make sure they have a clean kit, clean brushes, and disposable applicators (throw aways).
Double-dipping is a big no-no, especially when it comes to anything that is liquid (mascara, eyeliner, brow gel, lip gloss, lipstick, eye or lip pencils, etc.). This is because bacteria is happiest and thrives best in moist/wet environments. Pencils should always be sprayed with alcohol, wiped and then sharpened between clients.
MAKEUP SANITATION & HYGIENE IS TOP PRIORITY FOR US.