Its been a long lockdown for those in the Beauty Industry
We are excited to announce that you can start purchasing your skincare, body, hand and foot care and of course hair care products from your go-to beauty salon or hairdresser as of 1 May 2020
No, you cannot have treatments just yet, we know; the struggle is real with grey hairs popping out by the dozen and your leg hair resembling bigfoot. We know that you, as clients, are very keen to get back in touch with us.
In Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s briefing, particular mention was made to the Hairdressing, Beauty and Skincare industry with regards to the high level of consumer requests for hair and nail treatments. This is a positive step for the industry as the government is aware of the necessary service it provides, not only from a grooming perspective but also from a necessary healing and touch element. However, providing services to clients is strictly prohibited during level 4.
The risk-adjusted strategy, 29 April 2020 labeled the following – personal care toiletries, including hair care, body, face, hand and foot products, roll-on deodorants, and dental care products – as ‘Wholesale and Retail Covering Stores, Spaza Shops, E-commerce and Informal Traders’ and gives industry permission to begin retail trade.
This is great news for consumers at large, you can now get some of that much-needed glow back.
Here is how it works:
Purchase retail products via e-commerce, social media or directly from the spa, hairdresser, nail bar or beauty salon sell in store should they open in order to do so and have the required CIPC permit
- Attempt to first purchase on-line as this is the safer option
- Should you need to go into the business to purchase products adhere to regulations and exceptions of that business e.g. cloth masks are compulsory for everyone in public, no waiting areas allowed, social distancing and a limited number of people in a salon at a time
- We suggest that you do an EFT prior to going in, this will limit the time sent in the space and exposure to credit card machines and surfaces
- We suggest that you arrange a collection time with the business to limit contact with many people
- Ensure that you use sanitizer when entering and leaving the business
- respect all-new social distancing requirements
We are part of an industry forum working behind the scenes to get the beauty industry fully trading to perform vital services under strict hygiene and health protocols. This submission includes a request for industry funding to help keep our valued salons in business.
We know it’s been a challenging time for us all and in particular for breadwinners that can’t earn an income. Our industry is made up largely of women entrepreneurs who have a passion for their professional craft. This industry has heart and a voice and We would appreciate your help, if you agree, with getting the word out as we are all #InThisTogether, please sign and share this petition through your social media platforms
Again, we remind you that you cannot have beauty, hair, and nail services at the moment, as it is illegal, this could spread the epidemic, and furthermore it could jeopardize collective efforts to get the industry trading earlier than level 1.
We are here to support you in any way we can, please reach out should you have any quires
Stay Safe and Be Well.