Coronavirus Safety Measures – How will it affect my wedding?

 

At the beginning of lockdown we conducted an extensive ‘risk assessment’ of our working practices for both hair and makeup, what we could do to add the appropriate level of safety, security and limit exposure for clients and our talented team.

The resulting ‘risk assessment’ has been used to create a timeline of your booking as you get closer to your wedding, a set of safety procedures that Absolutely Flawless Bridal Hair & Makeup will use to carry out all interactions with our brides/clients in the light of the Coronavirus threat.

Most chart our responsibilities to you and what you can expect from us, however, as we are all ‘mobile’ and work in multiple locations we require some assurances from yourself that our working environment is prepared for our arrival, so with it the procedures below also outline your responsibilities to us.

 

THE DAYS LEADING UP TO YOUR TRIAL/WEDDING:

 

 

Your artist will contact you 14 days before your trial/wedding to discuss whether:

  • you
  • or anyone in your household
  • or bridal party members having hair/makeup

currently has Coronavirus symptoms or has been exposed to anyone with symptoms. Your artist(s) will also confirm whether she has symptoms or has been exposed to anyone with symptoms.

 

 
If the answer is ‘YES’:

  • You will confirm that you, members of your household and/or bridal party members are getting a Coronavirus test immediately to ensure you/they are well enough in time for any treatments to take place at your trial or wedding address.
  • Your artist(s) will also get a Coronavirus test to make sure they are well enough in time for your trial/wedding. If it is looking like the artist will be poorly we will use our reasonable endeavours to make arrangements with another team member to take over.
  • 14 days before your trial/wedding you will also receive an email covering all of the above for which we require an emailed response.

 


 

 

Your artist will contact you 1 day before your trial/wedding to discuss whether

  • you
  • or anyone in your household
  • or bridal party members having hair/makeup

currently has Coronavirus symptoms or has been exposed to anyone with symptoms.

 

 

If the answer is ‘YES’

For the trial

  • If a bridal party member is affected and they are not part of the same household as the bride then the bridal trial can proceed.
  • If the bride is affected the trial cannot proceed and your artist/stylist will endeavour to re-schedule your trial to the next earliest date available.

For the wedding

  • If a bridal party member is affected and they are not part of the same household as the bride then the wedding booking can proceed.
  • If the bride is affected we cannot proceed with the booking and our cancellation terms and conditions will apply. (link)

1 day before your trial/wedding you will also receive an email covering all of the above for which we require an emailed response.

 


 

PLEASE NOTE

If you feel unwell or come into contact with anyone with coronavirus symptoms at any time within 14 days of your trial or wedding, please get in touch with your artist/stylist immediately. Your artist(s) will also contact you if they have coronavirus symptoms within 14 days of your trial or wedding, at which point we will use our reasonable endeavours to make arrangements with another team member to take over.

 


 

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU…

Absolutely Flawless Bridal Hair & Makeup are Government Covid-19 Compliant, we have conducted our own internal risk assessment to ensure both clients and team members are working in a safe, sanitary environment. All our team have also completed the Barbicide Covid-19 Compliant Course.

The following measures outline new our Covid-19 compliant working practices and how that will look on your big day.

HYGIENE GUARANTEE

  • All equipment and products used to carry out your treatment will be sanitised before and after each use and in between each client with products conforming to BS EN standards. With deep cleans of all equipment at the end of each day.
  • We have stopped the practice of car sharing with immediate effect where more than one artist was booked for the same wedding, this is to reduce chances of infection due to long periods in a confined space.

 


 

 

Your artist will run through the checklist of items required in preparation for her arrival and make sure you understand everything.

 


 

ON THE DAY

 

 

  1. Before your artist(s) enter your house/hotel room, you will be asked to complete a ‘Doorstep Disclosure Form’ that will be signed by both you and the artist(s) The form will cover all Absolutely Flawless clients and anyone present in the house/hotel room.

    The form will record the following:

    • confirmation that the bride/bridal party has no symptoms
    • confirmation that the artist(s) has no symptoms
    • record the current temperature of the bride/bridal party and artist(s) with a thermometer used by the artist(s)

    You can see a copy of the Doorstep Disclosure Form here

  2. Extra time will be allocated to each booking to allow for rigorous cleaning of equipment and surfaces between bridal party members. Your artist(s) will adjust your current timings to allow for this and confirm with you directly.

  3. Extra time will be allocated to each booking to allow Hair Stylists and Makeup artists to have fresh air breaks when they require them.

  4. PPE will be worn for the duration of the booking by all team members including: Visor, Mask, Gloves (if they need to use the toilets) and couch roll for resting all equipment on.

  5. Both makeup artists and hair stylists can’t work with gloves on so hands will be washed/sanitised at regular intervals.

  6. Digital Moodboards used at trial stage will be sent as a link to view on bride/clients phone to avoid cross contamination.

 


 

ASSURANCES WE REQUIRE FROM YOU…


ON THE DAY

 

 

  1. Before your artist(s) enter your house/hotel room, you will be asked to complete a ‘doorstep disclosure form’ that will be signed by both you and the artist(s)

    The form will cover all Absolutely Flawless clients present in the house/hotel room.

    You can see a copy of the Doorstep Disclosure Form here

  2. On the day of your trial/wedding, the room provided must be large enough for a good circulation of air with all windows and to remain open for the duration of the treatment(s).

  3. You must provide a sanitised room, free of obstructions with an area big enough for the artist/stylist to place their equipment.

  4. During your trial, you will ensure that the only person in the room with the artist/stylist(s) is the person who is having their hair/make up done. No other persons may be present including friends, relations or children.

  5. On the wedding day, only photographers will be permitted to enter the room where the artist/stylist(s) is doing makeup/hair providing they are ‘wearing a mask’ and stay ‘2 metres’ away from the artist(s) at all times.

  6. If more than one artist/stylist is needed either from Absolutely Flawless or another supplier they must be enabled to work at least 2 metres apart or enabled to work in a different room in the home/hotel room.

  7. All bridal party members must wash their hands using soap and water or sanitiser gel before their treatment starts.

  8. You must wear a facemask whilst your hair stylist is doing your hair, and again when any ‘eye’ makeup is being applied. If you don’t have a mask on the day then one will be provided for a small fee.

  9. Any music or TV is to be kept at a very low level, this is prevent shouting or raised voices which increase potential transmission of contaminated airborn particles.

  10. At trial stage we will require the full names and phone numbers for all members of your bridal party having treatments with Absolutely Flawless on the wedding day. This is to adhere to the governments track and trace guidelines.