One of Australia’s biggest beauty chains, Ella Bache has announced it is re-opening across the country as it re-emerges from the coronavirus shutdown
In welcome news for Australians wishing for a much-needed beauty appointment, Ella Bache revealed it would reopen its salons. Queenslanders will be the first in the country to enjoy a post-isolation manicure with the Government permitting opening of beauty salons.
The Queensland reopening has given the rest of the country an idea of what to expect when salons reopen, with a long list of distancing and hygiene measures being enforced.
- The strict measures include a ban on walk-in customers, with only those phoning ahead for an appointment being accepted.
- Disinfection of the entire salon after every treatment including all surfaces which are touched frequently.
- Customer testers of beauty products are banned to prevent the spread of germs, while the staff will use disposable sticks to offer any trials of skin products.
- Customers are banned from touching any of the stock for sale.
- Anyone with a cough, sneezing or flu-like symptoms to be banned from having treatments.
- The beauty salon will enforce social distancing requirements, including 1.5 metre distances between customers queuing or waiting for an appointment and no more than one person per 4sqm in the salon at any time.
- Those waiting for an appointment could even be asked to wait outside.
- Cash payments will also be banned to prevent germs spreading on notes or coins.
Insights from the salon
“We pride ourselves on always ensuring the most hygienic practices are upheld throughout our salons, treatment rooms and offices. To ensure the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff we have also implemented strict practices to ensure that your treatments are always delivered in safe and hygienic environments by our expert therapists,” the salon company said.