Doncaster beauty salons 'so happy' to be back - what to expect when booking in for treatments

Beauty fans desperate to book in for a manicure, massage or spray tan can now do so as Doncaster salons reopen their doors to run-down customers for the first time since lockdown.

By Sophie Wills
Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 8:04 am
Updated Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 8:04 am

Beauty salons along with tattoo parlours were given the green light to reopen up and down the UK this week and such businesses are gradually reawakening across Doncaster.

It might be a slightly different experience from what you’re used to, though- as salons have had to implement strict new measures to ensure the safety of both customers and staff.

Michelle Brookes, of the Beauty Lounge in Armthorpe, gave us an idea of what to expect when booking in for a treatment.

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A nail technician wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sits behind a perspex safety screen as she paints the nails of a customer (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images)

She said: “We have screens across desks for nail treatment and have also invested in dust extraction &and air sterilisation systems to ensure the salon is a safe working environment.

“Each staff member will be wearing masks and visors and we are asking clients to wear masks too, if they are able to.

“Deep cleaning is going to be carried out to each treatment room and nail desk after every client.

“We have removed our waiting area for the time being to ensure we keep to social distancing regulations.”

The Beauty Lounge in Doncaster (pictured) among with a number of other beauty salons are ready to welcome customers with new measures in place to ensure safety.

Michelle urged anyone wanting to book in at a salon to ‘do some research’ to ensure the business has all the necessary measures in place to protect themselves and their clients.

“Ensure the desk where you’re having treatments is socially distanced,” she said.

"Salons are clean, sterile places naturally and a lot of the guidelines we have been given should have been carried out anyway.

"The government have looked at treatments that are safe and advised no treatments involving the face are to be carried out at this time.”

New measures in place at the Beauty Lounge.

Staff at The Beauty Spot, Woodlands, said they were ‘so happy’ to be back and ‘looking forward’ to seeing clients for the first time since March.

A staff member said: “We have screens on nail desks, hand sanitiser stations throughout the salon, a one way system and PPE.

"We would like to reassure clients that their safety is our main concern and we want them to feel comfortable being back here having their beauty treatments.”

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