beauty salon risk assessment

Beauty salon risk assessment

H&S Risk Assessment

I am sharing my risk assessment on my blog, which is normally sitting nicely on my shelf in the rare event of someone asks to see it! I want to share it, so other beauty salons take note and create their own if they haven't already. Also in the hope that people comment with suggestions on how to improve mine. It's hard being a sole business owner with no one to throw ideas about with. This risk assessment was actually given to me by a networking friend who ran an events company and she gave me tips on changing parts to suit my business' needs.

By creating a risk assessment you are highlighting any problems that might potentially occur and consciously reviewing how to prevent them from ever happening.

As you can see the risks in my beauty salon are very low. This might be different if you offer botox, sunbeds, laser hair removal etc.

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My beauty salon risk assessment:

Activity/Area Hazards Persons

at Risk

Severity Likeli-hood Rating Controls Risk Acceptable
Waxing Burns & scalds / pass on of infection All 2 2 4 Ensure that wax pot is maintained and checked regularly. Test wax on my skin before application on client. Disinfect equipment after each client Y
Eyelash extensions/ tint Injury / Allergic Reaction / pass on of infection All 2 2 4 Test patch done 48 hours before treatment. Quiet peaceful room to ensure no distractions. Good ventilation. Infection control policy. Y
Salon room Slips, trips & falls.

Beauty couch.

Habitat Macadam Metal Folding Chair

All 2 2 4 Kept clear of clutter & equipment regularly serviced.

Max weight 19 stone. Inform clients of the weight limit. 

Max weight 15 stone.

Y
waiting around Slips, trips & falls All 2 2 4 Room kept clear of clutter and free of hazards Y
Nails Cuts / pass on of infection All 2 2 4 Good x-infection control, maintain equipment Y
Massage Injury / allergy / pass on infection All 2 2 4 Take medical history. Ensure massage table is in good working order. Clean towels for every client Y
facial Injury / Allergic Reaction All 2 2 4 Medical history taken and ensure safe working environment. Y
henna Injury / Allergic Reaction Client 2 2 4 Only use natural product to reduce risk / safe working environment Y
Front garden Slip, trips & falls All 2 2 4 Keep path clear of leaves and obstructions like bins Y
Road / parking Road hazards All 6 1 6 Clear instructions to minimise stress & confusion Y
Mobile at pamper parties Slips, trips and falls / allergic reaction / pass on infection All 2 2 4 Email in advance to ensure ample space for massage table & products. Test patches done prior to event Y
Stall event Slip, trips and fails Visitors 2 2 4 Any electrical cable and equipment kept out of walking area and follow event organisers instructions Y

 

*Severity

  1. = Trivial
  2. = Minor
  3. = Major - single
  4. = Major - multiple
  5. = Hospitalization
  6. = Fatality
**Likelihood

  1. = Improbable
  2. = Unlikely        
  3. = Possible/happens                                
  4. = Happens Occasionally                        
  5. = Happens Periodically                        
  6. = Happens Frequently
Fatality 6 6 12 18 24 30 36
Hospitalisation 5 5 10 15 20 25 30
Major - Multiple 4 4 8 12 16 20 24
Major - single 3 3 6 9 12 15 18
Minor 2 2 4 6 8 10 12
Trivial 1 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6
Improbable Unlikely Possible / Happens Happens occasionally Happens periodically Happens frequently

 


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Tips for Finding the Best Beauty Salon for Women Beauty Services

Tips for Finding the Best Beauty Salon for Women Beauty Services

Choosing the right beauty salon is important for your personal grooming.  You need to pick a salon that you will be satisfied with the services and also get a good value for your money. However, finding the beauty salon of your dreams is a daunting task. You have to do a bit of research to find one that suits you. There are a number of factors that you should consider. This article gives you tips to help you find the best beauty salon for all your beauty services:

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  1. Consider the Services Offered

There are several types of beauty and skin care services that can be offered at the salon. Ensure that all the services you might need are offered in that salon. Consider if they offer services such manicures, pedicures, makeovers, waxing, reflexology, massages, spas and varied facials. High quality salons offer a wide range of services.

  1. The Location

Consider getting the services you want from a beauty salon that is not too far from your home or office. It is pointless to travel for hours in search of these services. There are plenty of salons everywhere, you just need to find one that suits your needs. It helps you avoid inconveniences and saves you time. Remember to pick a salon that has a good reputation and is reliable. If you have a car consider, if the salon has a good parking for their clients.

  1. The Cost of Services

Before hiring the beauty salon for their services, you must consider the costs of these services. It is important that you look good, but it is also important that you keep your budget on check. Compare the rates against the services offered by different salons. MacGregor Hair and Beauty offers high quality services at very affordable rates. Avoid too expensive services, but you need to strike a balance. Do not go for too low cost services, this is because the services may not be of high quality.

  1. Ask For Recommendations

Ask for the opinions of your friends, family or colleagues when looking for a good beauty salon. It will help you find the kind of salon you want much more quickly. People close to you will share their honest experiences using the salon. Additionally, you can check the online reviews about the salon. Reviews are honest opinions of clients who have used the services before. If the salon has more positive reviews, you can consider their services. Avoid salons with a lot of negative reviews.

  1. Products and Equipment

Consider hiring a beauty salon with modern and enough equipment. Such equipment include, styling chairs, steamers, salon chairs and stools, shampoo bowls, salon stations, facial and massage beds. A well-equipped salon offers a variety of high quality services.

Look around to check the kind of products they use. Enquire to know the kind of products they use for each beauty procedure. The products should be of high quality and from reputable producers. Check the level of cleanliness and neatness of the salon. During the test visit, check to see if their clients are relaxed and comfortable.

  1. Are the Staff Professionals

A good and professional beauty salon has qualified members of the staff. Salons with qualified staff have the certificates displayed on the walls of the salon. The professionals knows how to evaluate your skin type and recommend what’s best for it. Things such as massage or makeup application requires the members of the staff to be professionals. Always enquire about the professionalism and qualifications of the staff.

Before you hire a beauty salon, it is important that you do a test visit to look at the factors discussed above. Ensure that the services are of high quality, the salon infrastructure and the products are on point as well as the prices.

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7 shades of red mary poppin lipsticks

How you can achieve a “practically perfect” Poppins pout

How you can achieve a “practically perfect” Poppins pout

mary poppinsYou’ve seen the movie, if you haven’t it’s a must, and you’ve marvelled at Emily Blunt’s show stopping portrayal of the magical nanny Mary Poppins.

You may also have marvelled at her make up!

Set in London in 1934, Emily Blunt looks practically perfect with her 1930s makeup and fashion, designed to also look very modern and appealing to today’s audience.

Blunt transforms her look several times in the movie, always achieving a timeless and classic look with effortless elegance.

Now make up giant L’Oreal have teamed up with Disney to produce a range of Colour Riche lipsticks that Mary Poppins herself would love in her make up bag.

L’Oreal X Mary Poppins Returns Colour Riche lipstick is a limited edition range launched to celebrate the movie.

There are 7 Rosetto lipsticks, each with beautifully designed packaging.

7 shades of red mary poppin lipsticks1/ Colour Riche 342 Copper Crystal, a nude lipstick in sky blue packaging featuring Mary Poppins flying above the streets of London.

2/ Colour Riche 344 Retro Red, a matte coral red inside a scene from the original film featuring the penguins.

3/ Colour Riche 346 Scarlet Silhouette, a bright matte red presented in a case adorned with the distinct red bow tie worn by Mary Poppins.

4/  Colour Riche 636 Mahogany Studs, a matte nude  with the timeless packaging image from the song ‘go fly a kite’.

5/  Colour Riche 345 Cherry Crystal, a satin cherry pink in a purple case covered with a print of Mary Poppins unique hat.

6/ Colour Riche 364 16 Place Vendomeis, a satin red inside a case featuring the iconic umbrella motif.

7/ Colour Riche 265 Rose Perle, a satin rose lipstick encased in packaging covered in tiny stars and with a silhouette of the lamplighter.

This unique and limited lipstick edition is currently only available on Amazon in Italy, where the whole set can be bought in a fabulous box designed to look like Mary Poppins’ magical handbag.

mary poppins make up

So don’t forget to prep your lips and spit spot’ the job is done.

Now you are ready for a day trip to remember!  Ok, even if you are not dancing in porcelain bowls, you can still look elegant in the office, on the school run, or wherever the wind takes you today.

E J Humphries, guest blogger.


Fundraising Events (incl pamper evening) for The Norfolk & Norwich Association for The Blind

Donna Minto (Events & Community Officer) from Norfolk and Norwich association for the blind has recently email me asking me to share some of their fundraising events. She has also sent me a list of their challenges coming up that look fab!

If you are a local beautician and want a table at the pamper event, then please contact Donna directly.

donnaminto@nnab.org.uk

logo Norwich blind

 

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Quiz & Chips

chipsThursday 14th February - Virgin Money Lounge at 10 Castle Street, Norwich, NR2 1PD, are supporting the NNAB this year by giving us a London Marathon place & raising funds for the sponsorhip.  The first event planned is a Quiz & chips night on valentines day beginning at 6.30pm until 9pm.  A great night out for friends and family with a fun quiz to suit all ages.  Teams of up to 8 can take part & tickets are available from the Virgin Money Lounge during opening hours of 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday or Sunday 10am to 4pm. £10 includes food, soft drinks & the quiz.  Feel free to bring a bottle!

Any questions please call Donna on 01603 629558 or email: donnaminto@nnab.org.uk

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Gin Night

gin night posterFriday 22nd February at 6.30pm - Following on the success of previous evenings our Gin Night is back again to delight and entertain you with special mixes, new gins and cocktails created by Van Vina.  Join us for a taste bud tingling, fascinating whirl around the history of gin whilst raising funds in support of people with sight loss in Norfolk.

Chin Chin

Tickets - £30 includes all drinks & snacks.

Venue - The NNAB Bradbury Activity Centre, Beckham Place, Edward Street, Norwich. NR3 3DZ

Tel: 01603 629558 or emaildonnaminto@nnab.org.uk

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Spring Pamper Evening

beauty facialFriday 3rd May - An evening of pampering taster sessions, including massage, facials, reflexology, haircuts, hopi ears, reflexology & much more.  Prices from £3 to £15 for us to 40 mins of treatments.  The tea rooms will be open all night selling wine, homemade cakes & other refreshments.  Entrance is £3 on the door or to reserve your tickets call 01603 573000.

Venue: The NNAB Bradbury Acitvity Centre, Beckham Place, Edward Street, Norwich. NR3 3DZ.

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Personal Challenge Events for 2019

In 2019 step out of your comfort zone and sign up to one our adrenaline fuelled personal fundraising challenges. To register your interest in any of our incredible events please contact jeremygoss@nnab.org.uk or donnaminto@nnab.org.uk   

Be part of something special and live the adventure!

 

The London O2 Climb

Date – April 25th 2019

The London O2 Climb takes you on an exhilarating 90-minute climb over the roof of the world’s most popular entertainment venue. Marvel at the 360° views and when it’s clear you can see landmarks up to 15 miles away. Discover a different side of London, historic Greenwich, The Olympic Park and Canary Wharf.

The NNAB are looking for 20 individuals to join them on this high adventure experience.

Individual cost - £50

Individual fundraising target - £200

 

Zip Wire Challenge

Date - May 18th 2019

Prepare for a truly unique and exhilarating experience; the fastest zip line in the world. Soar over Penrhyn Quarry, North Wales, where you could travel at speeds of over 100mph while you take in the breath taking views and feel the freedom of flight.

The NNAB are looking for 20 individuals to join them on this zip line experience.

Individual cost - £50

Individual fundraising target - £250

 

Tandem Skydive Experience

Date – Saturday 15th June 2019

Make a tandem skydive from two miles high! Securely harnessed to your tandem instructor, you will be in free fall for 50 seconds at speeds in excess of 120 mph. This a guaranteed thrill of a lifetime!

The NNAB are looking for 20 individuals to join them on this skydive experience.

Individual cost - £195

Individual fundraising target - £250

 

The NNAB Blindfolded Run

Saturday 13th July 2019

To many running 5k (3 miles) is not a problem but what about completing this distance blindfolded! The NNAB are staging a blindfolded run at Eaton Park in Norwich to prove that having any degree of sight loss is not a barrier when it comes to sports participation. Come along with a friend and experience blindfolded running and at the same time raise awareness and funds for the NNAB.

The NNAB are looking for teams of two to enjoy this unique running experience.

Individual fundraising target - £100

 

The Tour de Broads Cycling Event

Sunday 18th August

Experience the unique country roads, quiet villages and picturesque scenery that the Norfolk Broads has to offer, in a safe, well-supported, friendly cycling event. There will be a choice of four routes (25 miles, 50 miles, 75 miles and 100 miles) and a family ride.
All routes are fully signposted.

Team NNAB are looking for 30 individuals to join them on this cycling experience.

Individual cost – Free entry

Individual fundraising target - £300

 

East to West Extreme Cycling Challenge

Date – 5th September 2019

On the 5th September 2019 a team of NNAB cyclists will embark on a journey which will result in the completion of 2 extreme fundraising challenges.

West to East Cycling Challenge

A team of NNAB cyclists will attempt to cycle from North Wales to the East coast of Norfolk in 3 days covering over 370 miles. This gruelling cycle challenge will include pedalling 120 miles on day 1, 120 miles on day 2 and 130 miles on day 3. A tough endurance test and one which only attract competent cyclists.  

Velocity 2 Zip Wire Challenge

As a warm up to this major cycling challenge the team will ride the fastest and longest zip line in the world! Based in Bethesda, close to Bangor, the one mile long ‘Velocity 2’ zip line is an experience of a lifetime and is the closest thing to flying where you reach speeds of up to 118mph!

The charity is looking for up to 15 competent cyclists to join them on this unique challenge

Individual Cost - £400

Individual Fundraising Target - £1000

 

ABSEIL the Orbit

Date – Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Experience the highest freefall abseil from the UK’s tallest sculpture – the ArcelorMittal Orbit based at the Olympic Park in London. This is the most adrenaline-fuelled way to see London at 262 feet above the city.

 

The NNAB are looking for 20 individuals to join them on this abseiling experience.

Individual cost – £100

Individual fundraising target - £300

 


Norwich domestic training for hairdressers and beauticians

Norwich domestic training for hairdressers and beauticians

Chloe Smith MP of Norwich North labour has informed me that Norfolk county council are providing a free workshop on domestic abuse for hairdressers & beauticians whether violent or verbal, it's good to recognise the signs. I am planning on going along to this event. Who else is going?

Please email da.change@norfolk.gov.uk  to book your place.

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Norwich domestic training for hairdressers and beauticians

Norwich domestic training for hairdressers and beauticians.

 

Points I took home.

Ref - https://www.leewaysupport.org/
Told to make victim feel loved and needed. They aren't worthless.
Don't put down the perpetrator. Just concentrate on victim.
On average they will go back to him/her 7 times.
Be patient!
Make sure it's safe to leave. Get help first.
Perpetrator needs special help. Not anger management.
76% of women were killed by their ex- partner within first year of separation. Make sure it's safe before saying "leave him" Jan 2009 to Dec 2015.

date products

New year, better habits - Do you date your beauty products?

If you work in the beauty business then dating your beauty products is an absolute must.  Personally, I simply use a black marker pen and write the date I opened the product on the bottom. However, on some products, I have to use micro tape and then write on that.

  • Products like tint perform less efficiently every time they are exposed by opening the lid. After 6 months of opening and closing the screw lid the tint will hardly have an impact on dyeing hairs.  You will often then find yourself googling: Why is my tint not dyeing the hair? or What is the best tint for brows? Also bearing this in mind the first client once you have opened the tube reduce the timings!

 

date products

  • Products are containing less nasty ingredients now, which is great! However, a lot of the ingredients such as alcohol were used to preserve them and give them longer shelf life once opened. I have recently found one of my lovely cream moisturisers turning into a watery consistency making it no longer usable. On this note try and reduce the contents of your bathroom cupboard! You don't need six open bottles at once!hand cream
  • Another great reason to date the products you use is for working out if the treatment is cost-effective? For example, I used to offer express lashes, which aren't individually isolated they are just placed on top of your lashes for a night out and then removed a couple of weeks later as a temporary option to eyelash extensions. However, after dating my eyelash glue I realised that I had done two sets of express lashes within the 3 months which is the recommended lifespan of their glue. At £30 a bottle it was meaning the cost for each treatment was costing me at least £15 plus meaning I was working pretty much for nothing.
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    Find this logo on your beauty products.

     

  • Products like mascara and eyeliner sadly can come into contact with bacteria from your body when you use them.  Therefore these products have a shorter lifespan. Tips to reduce this are to never use your finger in cream pots and use a spatula every time. Wash brushes very regularly. Keep products in a cool/ dry place.

Life span and dating your beauty products.


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6 boots to take you from winter through to spring

6 boots to take you from winter through to spring

 

One of the best things about winter dressing is that there are no limits when it comes to the styles of boots you can wear. That said, the fun doesn’t always have to stop as the warmer months arrive. Here are 6 different styles that are perfect for making the transition from winter to spring wardrobe.

 

Statement ankle boots

 

Whether it’s metallics or prints, a vibrant, statement ankle boot adds instant wow factor to any outfit. They may be perfect for the party season but how can you make the most of your fancy footwear as the spring months are approaching? An easy way to ensure your ankle boots work well in warmer weather is to pair them with a midi dress. Calf length styles will help show off your boots without baring too much leg if that winter chill hasn’t fully retreated. Go for floral styles to create a show-stopping day time look. If you need some inspiration why not take a look at the Jimmy Choo sale for some eye-catching options?

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Classic combats

 

Keep it cool and comfortable in 2019 by turning your combat boots into spring must haves. There are countless ways to make your favourite combat boots work in warmer weather so get experimenting with what looks best on you. Think jeans and a leather jacket or give your outfit a more feminine edge by choosing a knit dress and oversized trench.

 

Sock boots are staying put

 

The closer they fit to your ankle, the better they look. As the popularity of sock boots grow so do the variation of styles, patterns, fabrics and heel heights they come in. The beauty of these boots is the sleek silhouette they create so if you’re looking to wear them in the warmer months make sure you go for more volume on top. Think loose-fitting dresses and oversized thinner knits for a look that will make a lasting impression.

 

Western details

 

Cowboy boots were everywhere on the Autumn/Winter 18 catwalks and they aren’t going anywhere soon. Western-inspired styles are probably the easiest boots to transition into spring. Try them with a floral tea dress for a cute day time look or pair them with your favourite high-waisted shorts for that classic cowgirl style.

 

Knee-highs for nights out

 

Knee-high boots are a staple of any winter wardrobe but how can you make them work for spring too? Whether you prefer black or lighter shades, it’s important to let them do the talking. Pair them with a simple shift or slip dress for instant glamour. Alternatively, you could team with a plain white t-shirt and jeans for a more laid-back look.

 

Keep your kitten heels

 

Kitten heels have often proved a point of contention in many a fashion debate. That said, this season they seem to have returned with a vengeance. From black suede to animal prints, the boots popped up across catwalks and must-have lists for Autumn/Winter 18. Fortunately, the low-heeled style also makes them the perfect transitional piece. Why not wear yours with your favourite cropped jeans or statement skirt?

 

 

Inspired by : Luisaviaroma


spa day for Christmas

Christmas at Imagine Spa in Blofield

ChristmasDecember offer- Festive Bubbles and Bliss Spa Experience at Imagine Spa in Blofield.

Including a Festive-themed Afternoon Tea and Fizz!

Join us this Month for some pampering with our ‘Festive Bubbles and Bliss’ Spa Experience!

Forget about the Christmas list for a few hours as you enjoy:

  • Up to 4 hours relaxing in our Thermal Suite and Spa Facilities
  • A robe, towel and slippers for your comfort
  • A glass of Fizz
  • A delicious Festive-themed Afternoon Tea
  • A 60 minute Treatment of your choice

Just £80 per person Monday – Friday

Just £90 per person Saturday – Sunday

Call 01603 712550 & quote EOM-12-18

spa day for Christmas

Imagine Blofield Heath, Norwich

Imagine Spa is located at Willow Farm in the small village of Blofield Heath just east of Norwich, Norfolk. Our stunning rural location makes us a perfect getaway from the stresses and strains of life’s busyness.

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am – 9pm

  • Imagine Spa,
    Willow Farm,
    Field Lane,
    Blofield Heath,
    Norwich,
    Norfolk.
    NR13 4RP
  • 01603 712550
  • blofieldheath@imaginespa.co.uk

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Christmas in Norfolk, UK.


champagne at bourgee

Launch party at Bourgee in Norwich

Last night me and my good friend Emma attended the launch party of Bourgee in Norwich. Their great PR company Edencancan  had a great evening laid out for us of Champagne and canapes. No expensive spared we had our glasses top upped throughout the night with Taittinger. The atmosphere in there is great. It's a real gem in the centre of the shopping area in Norwich. Upstairs is an exquisite bar with terrace over looking Timber hill. The upstairs bar has a great 'clubbing' feel to it with a lively vibe of great music and cocktails. This restaurant most definitely shouldn't be over looked as just a restaurant. The bar upstairs is something this part of Norwich is missing. I would meet friends here for evening drinks, gossip and dancing!

Both the owners Mark Baumann and James Welling were social butterflies and made sure they introduced themselves to everyone. They are an Essex based family-run company branching out into our lovely Norwich. They are extremely passionate about delivering great food. They even had their families with them last night. It's great to see the whole family including their kids supporting them.

They cater for everyone. From romantic evening meal, afternoon tea, and even a Sunday roast with your family!

I particularly liked the look of their bar snacks. Great Asian twist of sticky beef, gyoza (dumplings), lobster and steamed bun with kimchi and fries.

I can definitely see myself enjoying many good times here!

The castle mall is forever changing and keeping up to date with what their customers want. This is a great area of Norwich now, which previously would have been over looked. There is a great selection of places including The Murderers and Cocina which are attracting more people here.

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pamper night

Lovely evening with Imagine spa at Brasted's

Great night in aid of East Anglian's children's hospices jointly hosted by Brasted's and Imagine Spa Blofield.

There were Hand/arm massages, makeup demos, canapes, Adnams gin tasters, welcome drinks, and also great opportunity to look around Brasted's.

Imagine Spa in Blofield have some great Christmas boxes they are selling this year. Including their twilight spa offer. 3 hours of relaxation on either Wed, Thurs or Friday evenings. Which is just £20 each.

Brasteds and Imagine spa have also teamed up to offer a day spa and hotel package at just £149 for two people.

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Pamper evening with Imagine Spa at Brasteds.

 

Restaurant at brasteds, Norfolk
The Snug at Brasteds
Rooms at Brasteds
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Imagine Spa
£20 twilight spa Christmas gift box set.
Adnams gin
Joint offer - Also more than welcome to order take-a-way for your room that night.