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Marry in pandemic style!

There’s a lot to think about when planning your big day—no matter where your wedding date falls on the calendar. But if it happens to be in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, you might be wondering what you should do—if anything—to prepare and plan for the potential that your wedding may be affected.

Due to coronavirus containment measures, gatherings of a large number of people are still widely banned across Sri Lanka, making parties and celebrations very tricky to organise. Some soon-to-be brides and grooms have been forced to postpone their big day but there are also some who find it impossible to shift the date of their nuptials due to astrological or personal reasons.

For a safe and beautiful wedding

In general, sanitation practices should not be something you’re starting now. You should always follow the basic rules of sanitization with every client. After many meetings with the health ministry and after putting bridal and beauty protocols in place beauticians are now able to provide both hair and beauty related services, which includes bridal dressing as well.

Client’s arrival

Following the usual procedures: check temperature, sanitize and prepare the client for service. The beautician should don a mask, visor, apron (PPE) and gloves.

Dressing a bride

If you are working with multiple people, including the bride, bridesmaids, bride’s mother etc, it is best to ensure that the bridal room is not crowded. Give timings as to when you can start hair and makeup for each individual while maintaining distance between makeup artists and clients. Wash your hands with soap and water between each application and in between clients. Spray your powder products with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.

Keep multiple brush sets. Don’t use the same brush on more than one person. Clean your brushes and also disinfect their handles after each day. All of the outer packaging of your products and everything in palettes should be disinfected after each client.

Try as much as possible to use disposables or you can use the client’s own brush set whenever possible.

Bridal makeup

Prepping needs to be done by the bride before the beautician takes over.

Concealers

Scrape on to a palette with a spatula and apply with a brush.

Foundation

Scrape on to a palette use a new sponge and apply.

Liquid Foundation

Put it on to a palette and use with sponge or brush.

Powder

Same as above. If compact scrape on to palette or best use loose powder. For application use powder brush or powder puff.

Eye Shadow

Mostly three colours are used for this procedure. Scrape on to palette and apply with brushes or eye shadow applicators.

Eye pencils (eye brow /black, lip liner)

Always sharpen the pencils before use. Remove point that’s the safest.

Eye liner

Eye liner brush should not be dipped in. Use one off. It is best to use client’s liner.

Use a brush cleaning solution to clean it after application.

Mascara

Use one off or use client’s mascara.

Blush

Scrape on to a palette and apply with a brush.

Shimmer

Powder: put it on to a palette and apply with a brush.

Cream: scrape on to a palette and apply.

Brushes

Brushes could be sanitized or ask the brides to bring their own brushes.

Things to be handed over to bride

• Sponge
• Eye liner
• Mascara
• Eye shadow applicators
• Powder puff

Hair styles

Follow the same procedure as cutting hair before and after which we described in one of our previous columns.

There’s a lot to think about when planning your big day—no matter where your wedding date falls on the calendar. But if it happens to be in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, you might be wondering what you should do—if anything—to prepare and plan for the potential that your wedding may be affected.

Due to coronavirus containment measures, gatherings of a large number of people are still widely banned across Sri Lanka, making parties and celebrations very tricky to organise. Some soon-to-be brides and grooms have been forced to postpone their big day but there are also some who find it impossible to shift the date of their nuptials due to astrological or personal reasons.

In general, sanitation practices should not be something you’re starting now. You should always follow the basic rules of sanitization with every client. After many meetings with the health ministry and after putting bridal and beauty protocols in place beauticians are now able to provide both hair and beauty related services, which includes bridal dressing as well.

For a safe and beautiful wedding

Client’s arrival

Following the usual procedures: check temperature, sanitize and prepare the client for service. The beautician should don a mask, visor, apron (PPE) and gloves.

Dressing a bride

If you are working with multiple people, including the bride, bridesmaids, bride’s mother etc, it is best to ensure that the bridal room is not crowded. Give timings as to when you can start hair and makeup for each individual while maintaining distance between makeup artists and clients. Wash your hands with soap and water between each application and in between clients. Spray your powder products with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.

Keep multiple brush sets. Don’t use the same brush on more than one person. Clean your brushes and also disinfect their handles after each day. All of the outer packaging of your products and everything in palettes should be disinfected after each client.

Try as much as possible to use disposables or you can use the client’s own brush set whenever possible.

Bridal makeup

Prepping needs to be done by the bride before the beautician takes over.

Concealers

Scrape on to a palette with a spatula and apply with a brush.

Foundation

Scrape on to a palette use a new sponge and apply.

Liquid Foundation

Put it on to a palette and use with sponge or brush.

Powder

Same as above. If compact scrape on to palette or best use loose powder. For application use powder brush or powder puff.

Eye Shadow

Mostly three colours are used for this procedure. Scrape on to palette and apply with brushes or eye shadow applicators.

Eye pencils (eye brow /black, lip liner)

Always sharpen the pencils before use. Remove point that’s the safest.

Eye liner

Eye liner brush should not be dipped in. Use one off. It is best to use client’s liner.

Use a brush cleaning solution to clean it after application.

Mascara

Use one off or use client’s mascara.

Blush

Scrape on to a palette and apply with a brush.

Shimmer

Powder: put it on to a palette and apply with a brush.

Cream: scrape on to a palette and apply.

Brushes

Brushes could be sanitized or ask the brides to bring their own brushes.

Things to be handed over to bride

• Sponge
• Eye liner
• Mascara
• Eye shadow applicators
• Powder puff

Hair styles

Follow the same procedure as cutting hair before and after which we described in one of our previous columns.

Saree / dress / veil

Should be brought by the bride. The beautician should be in PPE while dressing the bride.

Consider these practices as just another part of your job to ensure that there’s no passage in anything passing on from one client to another. This is your responsibility whenever you take on this profession. Obviously, with the coronavirus spreading, everyone is on high alert.

Also take every possible precaution to make sure the bride and the bridal party feel safe and comfortable during the process of the dressing.

Ensure that you and your staff try your best to follow the protocols put in place for the safety of the clients and your team.

Compiled by Ruwini Jayawardana

 


Follow these sanitization practices

1. Never put lashes on a client if they have been worn by another person. You cannot sanitize eyelashes.

2. Never double dip.

3. Always use disposable sponges and mascara wands.

4. Sanitize everything with 70 percent Isopropyl Alcohol.

5. If you have ever double dipped into a product, throw it away immediately to play it safe.

6. Use disposable brushes or ask clients to bring their own brushes if you can’t properly sanitize between clients.

7. Carry a hand sanitizer in your kit. Wash your hands with soap and water between clients. This is more effective than using hand sanitizer alone.

8. Never use lipstick from the tube on clients. Scrape a bit with your spatula onto a palette and use a brush or disposable lip brushes.

Saree / dress / veil

Should be brought by the bride. The beautician should be in PPE while dressing the bride.

Consider these practices as just another part of your job to ensure that there’s no passage in anything passing on from one client to another. This is your responsibility whenever you take on this profession. Obviously, with the coronavirus spreading, everyone is on high alert.

Also take every possible precaution to make sure the bride and the bridal party feel safe and comfortable during the process of the dressing.

Ensure that you and your staff try your best to follow the protocols put in place for the safety of the clients and your team.

Compiled by Ruwini Jayawardana

 


Follow these sanitization practices

1. Never put lashes on a client if they have been worn by another person. You cannot sanitize eyelashes.

2. Never double dip.

3. Always use disposable sponges and mascara wands.

4. Sanitize everything with 70 percent Isopropyl Alcohol.

5. If you have ever double dipped into a product, throw it away immediately to play it safe.

6. Use disposable brushes or ask clients to bring their own brushes if you can’t properly sanitize between clients.

7. Carry a hand sanitizer in your kit. Wash your hands with soap and water between clients. This is more effective than using hand sanitizer alone.

8. Never use lipstick from the tube on clients. Scrape a bit with your spatula onto a palette and use a brush or disposable lip brushes.


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