Our priorities are really put in check during these unprecedented times as we now have to double check whether we really need to go out of the house for something. Every time we do so, we also have to ask whether it’s worth risking our and our loved ones’ health.
However, it’s also a fact that we have to live our lives despite the difficult circumstances. We can’t keep staying at home if we need certain services, may they be essential or not so much. Such non-essential businesses also need all of the support they need to bounce back, so if you do feel like you need what they offer, it wouldn’t be so bad to patronize them.
This is particularly true for nail services. It may not be considered as essential services but for lots of people, they absolutely need the help of such establishments. For some people, these businesses are not just for having beautiful nails but also for other personal reasons. They may not seem crucial for everyone but it’s a matter of perspective, really, so who can say?
If you’re one of these folks who already feel like you need to visit a nail salon soon to get your nails done, there are a few things you should know to ensure your safety as well as the employees of the establishment you wish to go to. Here are some examples of what you should remember to become a responsible nail salon client:
Check with the salon regarding the safety protocols they have in place.
It’s best to check whether a specific business is practicing safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of their guests and employees. Learn whether they have physical barriers in place or if employees are required to wear face coverings to reduce transmission. Find out if they try to limit the people they let into their salons as well. If you don’t feel like they’re taking enough steps to keep people safe, then it might be better to go elsewhere.
Observe the measures salons will put in place to ensure the safety of their clients and personnel.
Since it’s important to limit person to person contact to curb the spread of the virus, nail salons are taking pains to enforce a lot of measures to protect clients and employees. There will be new rules and policies that were not enforced before, so do not be surprised about them.
Most places now require hand washing before getting or providing service. Wearing face masks is also required by lots of establishments, as well as waiting in your own vehicle for your turn. These may have seemed offensive before the health crisis hit but nowadays, doing them would be very courteous to the people that will do your nails and the other customers in the salon.
Book your appointment in advance.
While most places like Nails 4 U still accept walk-ins, others like Hollywood Nails will only take in clients who have booked for appointments beforehand. Such measures ensure that there will not be a crowd inside their shops, lowering the odds of exposure for both clients and employees from potential virus carriers.
Booking for appointments is also a very convenient way to get your nails done. Instead of taking a chance and risking having to wait a few hours to get serviced, you’ll only need to come on the scheduled time instead. You might still need to wait for your turn but at least that shouldn’t take too long.
If you’re experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms or are generally feeling ill, cancel or reschedule your appointment.
As we still don’t know a lot about the disease that is causing the current health crisis, it will always be best to err on the side of caution. If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, you should reschedule or cancel your nail appointment for the time being.
This is especially crucial if you’re experiencing some colds and coughs, body pains, sore throat, and other flu-like symptoms as they’re also tell-tale signs of the coronavirus. It would be best to stay home if you’re not feeling your best so you can rest and avoid getting exposed to others while your immune system is working hard to get you better. It will also be a courteous thing to do as you can keep others from getting exposed to whatever might be causing your illness.
Tip, generously, if you can.
Lastly, tips are always welcome if you’re going to get the services of a nail professional. Due to the lockdowns and business closures, they are still trying to get back on their feet after being unemployed for a while, so any amount can help them. If they did a satisfactory job on your nails and if you can afford it, tipping generously will be greatly appreciated.