As we begin the return to normal after all of the restrictions that came with the COVID-19 pandemic, officials are still strongly recommending the use of masks. In fact, under the most recent guidelines released, stylists must wear masks when working with clients in order to be fully compliant. However, wearing a mask is about more than just following official guidelines.
Reasons to Wear a Mask
Some of the primary reasons to wear a facemask at work include:
- Following guidelines. – Official guidelines recommend wearing a mask at work. These guidelines were put in place for a reason, so it’s best to follow them. Following official guidelines will also help clients to feel more at ease when they come in for appointments.
- Exhibiting professionalism. – Wearing a mask shows that you are committed to the safety and well-being of your clients. For this reason, you should wear your mask continuously at work, even when you are speaking with colleagues away from client areas. Otherwise, clients may view you as selfish or irresponsible, which can harm relationships.
- Keeping clients and yourself safe. – Research indicates that wearing a facemask can slow or stop the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask reduces your risk of coming down with the virus or passing it to someone else.
Lightening the Mood
Few people are excited about the prospect of wearing a mask at work. Masks can be uncomfortable, and they are a constant reminder of the dangers associated with the pandemic. Fortunately, thanks to the creativity of mask makers everywhere, there are plenty of ways to lighten the mood for clients and make wearing a mask more fun. A variety of different styles and materials are available, making it easy for you to find a mask that is comfortable for you. If possible, choose a breathable fabric that won’t irritate your skin or make your face too hot.
You can also make mask wearing more entertaining for yourself and clients alike by selecting masks that are colorful, humorous or stylish. It is even possible to find masks designed specifically for hairdressers and other salon employees. To keep things interesting, consider buying multiple masks and wearing them on different days.
Wearing a facemask may not be the best part of your professional life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the best of it.
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