Things are going to be a little different around here. We wanted to get you prepared for your next appointment as best we can. These polices & procedures will be in effect as long as it's mandated by the government.
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Hey everyone! Ailesh from Salon Society in Regina, SK here to talk about proper hand and nail care in our current crazy COVID world.
As we all undoubtedly know at this point, 20 seconds of frequent and thorough handwashing with soap and warm water is important for defending against the COVID-19 virus but all this hand washing can really take a toll on the health of our hands and nails. In addition, increased sanitization of frequently touched surfaces has many of us with our hands in harsh cleaners and bleach.
Working to keep your hands and nails in good shape isn't just so they look pretty but also to protect your health. Broken skin and abrasions are a good way for bacteria to enter your body and dry hands and cuticles can be painful - so let's get fixing those hands!
The best thing you can do for your hands is moisturize them. Frequent handwashing is very drying so it is important to follow every hand wash with lotion. Try a DIY hand scrub to scrub away the dryness and start fresh - something as simple as brown sugar and coconut oil will do the trick!
TOP TIP: Have a lotion next to every sink so you won't forget and don't have to look for it!
2. Use Warm Water
Warm water is plenty warm enough to effectively wash your hands and is the recommended temperature for handwashing. Whereas washing with hot water strips moisture from your hands plus can cause irritation or burns.
3. No Nail Biting
Nothing is worse than unsightly and painful nails and cuticles. Keep those fingers out of your mouth - for your nails and your health!
TOP TIP: Keeping your nails at a shorter, more manageable length can help to discourage nail biting. Plus, always carry nail clippers or a nail file so any broken nails can be taken care of immediately without biting.
4. Cuticle Care
Dry cuticles are flakey, peeling, hang nail prone cuticles. To keep your cuticles looking good be sure to use lots of lotion and cuticle oil! In addition, it's important to keep a pair of sharp cuticle nibbers on hand. Using nibbers to carefully and safely cut away dry cuticles and hang nails helps to stop tearing and prevent painful cuticles.
TOP TIP: Put cuticle oil on at night before bed so it can fully soak in as you sleep!
5. Pretty Nails are Healthy Nails
Right now long nails may not be the best choice for you. Our frequent hand washing can make nails dry and brittle leading to easy breakage. Shorter well shaped nails are easier to maintain than longer nails; uniform healthy nails are pretty nails.
Grab some nail polish and make those nails shine! Make sure to thoroughly clean the nail before applying any polish and use base and top coats for a longer lasting manicure. If you're thinking of tackling some nail art check out my blog - 4 Tips for Beginner Nail Art!
WHEN WILL I BE CONTACTED TO RE-SCHEDULE MY BOOKING?
OH MY GOSH! Our clients are so excited to get back in our chairs, and man oh man we are so excited too! We were hoping to have more answers and start booking all you lovely people today. However 4 days have gone by and we still don't have clarity from our government.
Here's what's holding us back:
2. We will need to source all appropriate cleaning supplies
3. We are unsure if the government is going to push our industry into Phase 3 as there isn't yet clarification on whether our licenses fall under "Cosmetologist".
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
When we open our doors to all of you beautiful humans things will not be business as usual, however we are committed to begin the booking process as soon as:
SO WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
Get your name on our waitlist! By signing up for our waitlist, this let's us know you are:
So don't panic, we've got you, and we will take care of you. #noclientleftbehind
Hello clients, friends and family,
Again we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support during the COVID-19 closure. Without your support we could have been in a much more difficult position. Your kindness has meant the world to us!
Our government has released information this morning in regards to re-opening dates. We do not have any information however about protocols, policies and procedures etc. Having our team and YOU, our community safe and comfortable is the most important thing. Right now we need much more information before we can be clear on when we will be open, and will not be taking appointments until things are more clear.
The SASO team will be meeting over the next few days to strategize our plans for when we will re-open and what that will look like. From the information we've been able to gather so far, it looks like things will be FAR from normal.
We have turned off online booking at this time to ensure we are able to re-book clients in order of clients that had appointments booked during the closure as well as clients who have been added to the waitlist.
IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE WAITLIST PLEASE ADD YOURSELF HERE.
We've already received an overwhelming amount of messages, and we are just as excited to see you as you are to see us!! Seriously missing you all so much! However, we are going to pump the breaks for a few days here. Get a solid plan in place and then start contacting all of our clients starting next week.
Please give us grace while we navigate through the re-opening process.
All our love;
JUST QUARANTINE THINGS! HOW THE YQR COMMUNITY HAS INSPIRED ME DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES AND THE PRODUCTS YOUR HAIR NEEDS FOR ISOLATION.
Hello hello hair besties, friends and family alike, it’s Kami, back at it with blog number two! I sat down today to write and I decided to sway off my massive list of hair related topics for a minute and just talk about community (don’t worry! I’ll even talk a little bit about hair too- it’s all relative). Our YQR community has amazed and inspired me almost daily since Saskatchewan announced its State of Emergency on March 18th. These are just a few of the things that have warmed my heart, and all happened locally!
-Side walk chalk drawings. If you’ve seen them, you already know what I’m talking about. Every day I walk my dog, and every day I see the cutest and most heart warming drawings. From “Thank you Health Heros” to my personal favorite- a hand with 6 fingers that says ‘WASH YOUR HANDS’ these drawings seriously make me smile.
-The support of local businesses. It makes me so happy to see the massive shift of people who are now choosing to shop local. Everyone has heard that jingle “when you shop at a store with a door, someone in real life does a happy dance” well.. its TRUE. So whether you’re purchasing from your favorite local restaurant or hair salon (wink wink nudge nudge – our online shop is bumpin’), it really is great to be keeping your money here in Regina.
-Free fitness online. Honestly what would I do without this? (probably collapse on my first 10 hour salon day when life returns to normal, that’s what). Some of my favourite YQR fitness clubs are now streaming workouts, check out Oxygen Yoga, Project Barre, and Wheelhouse Cycle Club (even if you don’t have a bike- it’s a vibe).
- The animals are getting ALL the love. CCREZQS is having all the foster fails. Everywhere I look there is a happy doggo hanging out with their human best friend, panting too hard from walk number 6 that day.. but hey, still a huge win! Never heard of a foster fail? Check out their instagram for the low down.
-People are taking care of themselves. I see people sharing online about what they have been doing for themselves as of lately and it’s honestly the best. Sometimes in the craziness that is life, we don’t prioritize our own self-care – but we need to. Read that book, take that walk, do that hair mask. You’re worth it.
So that’s my little see-the-good list.
Counting the days until I’m back behind the chair, drinking coffee and laughing with the best company.
KAMI'S PICKS FOR KEEPING HAIR HEALTHY DURING ISOLATION:
Yesterday I was talking to my stylist pals from Vancouver, we were discussing the solutions we are providing to our clients during this time. My friend Kalli Wyssen from Artel Salon in Vancouver, BC let me know about this COLOR WOW product that her clients are loving. They sold out in the first day they made it available.
The video speaks for itself, what a cool solution!! Thank you so much Eliza Trendiak for creating this video.
Even though a lot of the world has shut down, a lot of people are still working from home and still need to attend Zoom meetings and need to look professional.
Do you relate?
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Stay safe, and healthy;
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