HERE IS HOW WE ARE KEEPING YOU & OUR STAFF SAFE
The Beauty Boutique is clean, professional and follows all health & safety regulations.
We take the health and safety of our clients and staff very seriously and always make sure to follow strict guidelines.
During Covid-19 we not only follow the mandatory guidelines, we go above and beyond to make sure our clients and staff are safe in the salon.
Here is what we are doing to keep you and our staff safe.
All of our staff are trained and certified in infection control.
We will no longer be accepting walk-in appointments. Our schedule will be based on appointment only bookings.
Clients will need to arrive ALONE and knock on our door upon arrival. You will be asked to enter once your stylist is ready and your chair is clean and disinfected.
Unfortunately we are unable to allow guests, including children or friends to accompany you for your appointment due to physical distancing measures and will need to reschedule you if you are unable to come alone.
It is extremely important for clients to arrive on time so our schedules do not run behind for the day. Even 15 minutes throws off our entire schedule and our ability to be on time for the rest of our clients.
We will also do our best to stay on schedule for you.
Guests will need to stop at the sanitizer station at our front entrance way. Here you will need to disinfect your hands with Covid-19 approved sanitizer and put on one of our disposable masks.
A mask needs to be worn throughout your entire visit with us. This includes children.
We have hand sanitizer stations around the salon for staff and clients to use in order to minimize the spread of germs.
Before moving past our entrance way, your temperature will be checked with a touchless thermometer.
If our thermometer indicates you have a fever, whether it be low-grade or otherwise, we will not be able to complete your services and will reschedule you for a later date.
Our staff will also have their temperature checked, complete a Covid-19 screening before each shift and asked to go home if our thermometer indicates a fever or if they have symptoms of Covid-19.
To minimize cross contamination, we will temporarily cease to serve coffee, teas, alcohol and snacks.
No outside food or drinks are allowed in our salon.
To maintain physical distance, our stylists will be working in every other chair. They measure 6 feet apart. We ask that clients remain seated in one chair their entire appointment and refrain from walking around unless they need to use the bathroom or go outside.
We have 70% alcohol, Covid-19 approved cleaners, Covid-19 approved hand sanitizer and antimicrobial hand soap in our salon.
Our stylists clean and disinfect each station after every client and we clean areas that are frequently used continuously throughout the day.
Our staff practices proper hand washing with antimicrobial hand soap for at least 20 seconds between each client and throughout the day.
As always, a comb or brush is NEVER used on more than one client without being properly sanitized after each use.
We scrub and soak our tools in a detergent and then transfer them to a disinfectant solution.
We spray our scissors, clippers and trimmers with 70% alcohol and Clippercide after every use.
Our stylists wear masks during their entire shift, a new apron when servicing each client and gloves are one-time use that are recycled after each service.
Our capes and towels are always washed after every client and anything in our salon that can not be sanitized is considered a single-use item and is discarded once it is used.
Our waiting areas are closed and magazines and pillows have also been removed from our waiting areas to prevent cross contamination.
We ask that every client enter the salon alone so we can minimize the amount of people in our salon at one time and maintain physical distance.
Please, bring a book, phone or laptop for your entertainment during your colour process time.
Please note that our charging station has also been removed to prevent cross contamination.
To prevent cross contamination, we have removed retail from our shelves. Products will be sold on a pre-order basis. You can shop in our online store or pre-order products on your next visit with us.
We will contact you when your order is available for curbside pickup.
TIP: We place an order every Saturday and it usually arrives the following Wednesday. If you pre-order far enough in advance, we can have your products ready for you at your appointment.
We have gone the extra mile and installed touchless faucets, touchess paper towel dispensers and automatic soap dispensers with antimicrobial soap in our bathroom and staff room.
Our salon is 2460 square feet in size. We have installed TWO HEPA 5-Stage Air Purifiers that can filter 2500 square feet each.
Since we are unable to maintain a 6ft distance at checkout, we have installed a plexiglass shield at our front desk to keep both you and our staff safe.
We are temporarily removing services that require us to come into very close contact with the face. This includes, make-up services, facial waxing and beard trims.
We ask that if you are sick, to please reschedule your appointment immediately.
Our staff will also be required to quarantine for 14 days if they begin to show symptoms of Covid-19 and will only be allowed to return to work if they complete a Covid-19 test that results in a negative test result or when quarantine is completed and they no longer are sick.
Like all small businesses, Covid-19 has drastically effected us financially.
With businesses choosing to raise their prices, we have been asked if we will follow suit.
We support any business doing what is necessary to survive during this devastating time and we recognize that our clients have also been effected financially from Covid-19.
At this time, we do not have plans to raise our service pricing, however we do need help to afford the supplies needed to keep you safe at your appointment and fund the upgraded eco program needed to help divert all of the tremendous waste that Covid-19 is generating.
We will be implementing a per client Health & Safety Fee and increasing our Eco Fee to help cover these costs.
We appreciate your understanding.
To ensure that we are able to provide the upmost sanitary conditions for your safety, we have implemented a $5 per client Health & Safety fee to help purchase Covid-19 approved disinfectants, Covid-19 approved hand sanitizers, anti-microbial soap, disposable masks for our clients, disposable gloves and much more.
The North American Salon Industry produces 421 206 lbs of waste PER DAY!
The Beauty Boutique is proud to be part of the Green Movement.
The Beauty Boutique is a certified sustainable salon and diverts 95% of our waste from Canadian landfills & waterways.
We have increased our commitment to Earth by upgrading our recycling plan to include the gathering of used client masks, gloves and other Covid-19 related waste to be repurposed and recycled.
This program is supported by a $5 per client eco-fee, which is used to recycle and repurpose hair, foils and colour waste so Canadian landfills and waterways are kept clean.
We require deposits to hold appointment spots.
Our salon is appointment based and if a client does not show up for their appointment, it effects our ability to pay our bills.
Our stylists work and train extremely hard to give you the best possible experience and to provide for their families.
Cancelling last minute or not showing up at all has a major impact on the salon and our team, so to reduce this, we require a deposit fee to reserve your appointment spot.
This deposit fee will be deducted from your service total at checkout upon the completion of your appointment or carried over to your next prebooked appointment.
If we do not receive a deposit with your booking, the appointment spot will be given to the next name on our waiting list.
We understand that life happens and sometimes you will need to reschedule or cancel your appointment.
Your appointment spot is reserved just for you so we do request 24 hours notice to cancel.
This allows your Stylist to contact clients on our waiting list to fill the cancelled appointment spot.
Guests who do not cancel an appointment within 24 hours, or do not show up for their appointment without any notice forfeit the return of their deposit fee.
If you experience Covid-19 symptoms within 24 hours of your appointment, we ask that you reschedule and we will waive the penalty.
For the time being, we will not be accepting cash payments. Payments can be made by etransfer, debit, visa or mastercard.
All of our forms have been moved online to prevent cross contamination.
You will receive an email a few days before your appointment asking you to complete these forms.
All forms are required.
Failure to complete them will result in cancellation of your appointment.
If you are not subscribed to our email list, you will not receive these forms and will need to complete them via the buttons below or through our online booking page on our website.
Once the forms have been submitted and your deposit has been received, our system will automatically secure your appointment with us.
**If you are NOT receiving a colour service, you do NOT need to complete the Colour Form**
You can view and complete these forms here: