In the lead up to Mother’s Day, the NSW State Government has made a few changes to the restrictions surrounding beauty services.
Beauty therapists are now able to travel to clients homes to provide services. And, a number of salons can reopen their doors (including spas, nails, waxing and tanning) but only to sell products and gift vouchers — not to provide any physical services.
“This covers any business premises, regardless of whether it operates in a retail outlet or in a private home,” the NSW Government website reads.
“Any business providing mobile services must comply with all relevant laws, including work, health and safety and public health laws, as well as local council and planning requirements. Social distancing should be followed when visiting homes.”
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said that beauticians had been petitioning for a change to the restrictions before Mother’s Day, which is usually an extremely busy time of year.
“Particularly with Mother’s Day coming up, we have had requests for the reopening of some facilities which are usually for women but these days are sometimes more broadly used — beauty salons, tanning salons, waxing salons and so on,” he said.
“One of the issues for us is to try and strike the right balance. While we are doing so much better, we also know if we take our foot off the brake we will certainly end up in deep trouble.
“We are opening them for limited activities, that is for the sale of retail items that people like to buy.”
In light of these changes, Sydney-based home services app Urban Company is now offering at-home beauty treatments including manicures, pedicures, facials, eyebrow shape, lash tints and haircuts.
“Customer demand for beauty services has escalated rapidly via our social channels,” Urban Company Australia marketing lead, Lauren Warwick said.
“It’s important for Urban Company to accommodate our customers and offer them a safe and hygienic way to access beauty and grooming services, to help lift their spirits in tough times. It’s also crucial to be able to deliver stable freelancing opportunities to our beauty professionals who are also doing it tough during these uncertain times.”
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When it comes to hygiene, Urban Company professionals coming to your home will be wearing masks at all times, using disposable equipment, sanitising tools and products as well as using hospital-grade disinfectant and antibacterial products.
Urban Company is currently offering a reduced price on services, with a manicure costing $55 (instead of $59), a pedi costing $69 (instead of $85) and a brow tidy now costs $19, instead of $25. A mani and pedi package stands at $69, reduced from $110.
For a full price list, head to Urban Company.