COVID-19 Update from Atelier Lash + Brow
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones during these uncertain times, and like so many, I have a heavy heart as I hear each day about the impacts COVID-19 is having on our communities. We continue to monitor this situation closely and wanted to take a moment to summarize some of the things we are doing to keep you connected and safe.
We are providing regular services. As always, our practice will continue implementing the following:
Single-Use Disposable Supplies: Our professional eyelash application supplies are either single-use and disposable, or made of materials that can be disinfected using hospital grade, EPA-approved disinfecting solutions and wipes to kill bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.
Handwashing: The most important thing that all of us can do to protect ourselves and everyone around us from cross contamination is to always wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds before and after eating, drinking, using the restroom, coughing, sneezing, touching any part of their face and before and after serving or caring for our clients and loved ones.
Current Best Practices: We have always trained our stylists to use best practices to provide safe, custom-designed and lasting eyelash extensions while preventing cross-contamination from infectious pathogens as follows:
Conduct a pre-application consultation prior to every lash application, we screen our client for medical conditions that may prevent them from receiving eyelash extensions and screening for signs and symptoms of infection. Abstain from applying lash extensions to the model/client if she is showing any signs or symptoms of the infection.
Wash our hands before and after every lash application, and re-cleanse/sanitize your hands throughout the lash extension application every time we break contact with our client, or with the lash application supplies during every application.
Following universal precautions, which means treating every person we come in contact with as if they have an infectious disease that can be transmitted by coming into contact with their bodily fluids and airborne droplets from sneezing and coughing, and to take the necessary precautions as a result. Simultaneously, treat every client with respect so as to not transmit any pathogens to them by cleansing your hands and not touching your eyes, nose, face or any part of your body, or anything that we have not disinfected prior to starting your eyelash extension application. And, during application, if we touch non-disinfected items or yourself, re-sanitize our hands before proceeding with your lash application.
Following the Xtreme Lashes step-by-step eyelash extension process and procedure and:
Use single-use disposable Xtreme Lashes supplies and segment the eyelash extensions for each individual client. Prior to every application, disinfect tweezers and scissors by soaking them in hospital grade EPA-approved liquid disinfectant that kills pathogens.Prior to every application, disinfect the surface of everything we use at our lash application station that is NOT disposable using hospital grade approved-EPA disinfectant.Change table covers, pillowcases, as well as sheets and/or blankets prior to the beginning of each lash application. If we contaminate any of our supplies or our hands, cleanse, disinfect, and discard. If in doubt, cleanse, disinfect or discard.