As one of the leaders in our industry our aim is to lead by example & set a standard for others to follow. We want to keep you & our employees & their families safe. We really want you to feel safe, relaxed & to enjoy your treatment.
Following the Government update on the 30th of November 2021 it is now mandatory to wear a face covering (mask) in shops, this includes beauty & nail salons. We thank you for your support and co-operation in this.
If you have had a Covid-19 vaccination or booster in the 2 weeks prior to your treatment or have had Covid-19 since your last treatment or patch test you will need an allergy patch test a minimum of 48 hours prior to your treatment. All customers will be required to wash & sanitise their hands before any treatments are performed
Some of the things we are doing to keep you safe
- All customers will be required to wash & sanitise their hands before any treatments are performed
- We no longer accept cash payments – please use contactless where possible.
- Extensive use of protective screens
- Limited number of appointments – to maintain social distancing between work-stations
- Personal Protective Equipment used by therapists for performing treatments
- Customers will be required to wear face coverings for close contact treatments we apologise for any inconvenience
- Enhanced hygiene protocols & procedures for all our treatments & procedures.
- Once you have washed your hands you will be asked not to eat, drink or touch your personal items including your mobile phone.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE & SUPPORT – WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON – THE MINT TEAM
When you come for your appointment
- Please try to arrive on time & no more than 5 minutes ahead of your appointment time as we no longer have a facility for waiting – if you are early give us a quick call & we will see if we can fit you in earlier.
- Please attend your appointment alone.
- Please wear a mask covering your nose & mouth at all times in the salon ( if you forget yours we do a limited numbers available for purchase- currently priced at £1.50 each). * please refer to latest update 07.08.2020 below.
- You will be asked to sanitize & then wash your hands before you touch anything in the salon. Once you have done this we kindly ask that you do not use your mobile phone or device & keep it in your handbag or pocket. Do not go into your handbag or touch personal possessions until the end of your treatment.
- Please do not eat in the salon or drink once you have washed your hands.
Files & Buffers
We have previously been able to wash & sanitize buffing blocks & files to a safe standard. There is as yet no clear guidance available to us about the sanitizing of porous material vis-à-vis Covid -19.
We do have a non-porous sanitizable file to use in our manicure & pedicure treatments. We do however recommend that you purchase your own file & block from us for £1 each. These will then be yours to keep. For nail extensions & infills we have no non-porous option available at the moment. Thank you for your understanding
Some of the other measures to keep you & our team safe
- Perspex screens to separate customer from therapist in nail treatments & on reception.
- Screens to separate work stations & seating where distancing is not feasible.
- Work stations & seating cleaned with disinfectant after each customer.
- Therapists wearing a mask or visor at all times. For close contact work where we do not have a protective screen as well a combination of the 2 are used.
- Doors & windows are left open where possible & mechanical ventilation is used where available.
- Directional flow system used within the salon & revised procedures & practices to give extra social distancing for employees & clients.
- We have staggered & modified work patterns for employees.
- A full risk assessment has been performed for all areas of the business & all treatments. All our treatments & procedures have been modified & enhanced hygiene protocols & adapted procedures put in place where required. All employees have been trained in these measures.
- We do have many more measures in place but we hope that the above information gives you the confidence to relax & enjoy your treatment.
Face coverings update 24.07.2020
Update 7th August
In response to the new government measures, below is the latest on our position relating to the wearing of face coverings,(masks) when visiting our salons :
We respectfully ask clients to wear a face covering during their time in our salons. It is now mandatory to wear a mask in all hair & beauty salons and we will ask you to wear one throughout your visit:
This will now be required even where clients are having manicures and nail treatments behind a perspex screen.
We appreciate your cooperation and we hope you will continue to work with us in keeping our clients and staff safe.