Well! it’s been one hell of a week, the Corona Virus has shown up on Ontario and she’s a stone cold bitch. FCL Toronto fought the good fight until Thursday however had to close on Thursday, our Toronto – Queen West location is busier than Burlington with 3 artists working daytime/night time and weekends. We simply could not control the level of disinfection required to keep everyone safe.
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Burlington however is a different story: we have available parking (free) allowing clients to drive, park and come in rather than taking public transportation or coming close to other people on the way to their appt. Currently we only have one lash artist working at a time, spacing appts to disinfect surfaces/tools/hands in between clients. Artists are no longer allowed to keep their cell phones on their work station, hands are to be washed BEFORE and AFTER the service and tools are disinfected in hospital grade disinfectant (we have always done that). All of our clients that have been out of the country, spent time with someone who has been out of the country have called us to cancel and we can’t thank them enough for keeping us and other clients safe.
This sucks, there is no other way to say it. Looking better makes you feel better and we get that – we are confident that we are keeping it clean in order to help you keep it cute.
Love & Lashes xo
What did we talk about before we were talking about Corona Virus? It’s here in Ontario and it’s top of mind. Businesses are scrambling to to train staff in proper hygiene and disinfection practices. For lash studios, frequent hand washing and disinfection of every surface is business as usual for us. We live in constant fear of Conjunctivitis (pink eye), highly contagious, can live on any surface and can jump from surface to hands. So….if one person brings Pink Eye into the studio it can affect anyone in that day and the lash artist. To avoid a pink eye out break in our studios, we have always practiced the following
- hand washing, we go through more hand soap than you can imagine
- disposable hand towels to dry
- disinfection of application tools in medical grade disinfectant
- hourly spraying and wiping of surfaces
- everything used around the eye is disposable, used once and then tossed
- recliners are sprayed with 99% rubbing alcohol in between clients
- if something is dropped on the ground, it’s picked up – item disinfected and hands washed again before resuming the service
- we are a LICENSED business so the Health Board inspects the studio very regularly
We are NOT a public place….we do not take or have ever taken walk in clients. We are by appointment only and have been in business for 12 years so we know most of our clients – all of our clients that have been out of Canada have reached out to cancel their appt and we can’t express how much we appreciate that!
Have we upped our game during this time….yes. Door knobs, hard surfaces etc are being wiped down frequently, we are no longer shaking hands with new clients, cups/water bottles are no longer allowed on the lash cart.
Let’s keep it cute during this crisis, there’s no reason to emerge from our homes a few weeks from now stuffed with pasta, looking like you’d lived in a tree with an outrageous amount of toilet paper.
xo, Love & Lashes