Health and Safety Policy
As a professional makeup and hair artist offering her services Alana MUHA will ensure health and safety is of utmost priority.
These are the measures that will be taken to ensure this:
All makeup and hair products will be properly cleaned and sanitised prior to their use and any cream or liquid products will be sanitised or decanted before being applied to the face.
All tools will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before every new application. If a client shows any signs of infectious conditions / diseases disposable tools will be used in an effort to not spread these disease.
Alana from a young age has experienced significant hay fever allergies which can be set off by cats, grass, pollens, dust and mould. Symptoms include sneezing, runny/blocked nose, watery/itchy eyes. Being aware of the current times it is important to acknowledge that these are allergies and are not infectious. They are just effects of the very common allergens that many people suffer from. In these instances Alana ensures her hands are sanitised after every tissue use and a mask will be worn.
When offering services outside of Alana MUHA's home base:
Any necessary surfaces that appear dirty will be sprayed and wiped down with disinfectant spray.
A clean towel will be set out on any surface before laying out the makeup and/or hair products and proceeding with the application.
When using heated tools a heat protective mat will be set down on the surface the tool is to be placed on.
If necessary, the space to operate in will be checked for potential hazards, damage to furniture that would affect its use and for adequate ventilation.
If necessary, fire exits will be noted and in the unlikely event of a fire, earthquake or any other natural disaster a simple plan will be named where possible (ie what to do and where to meet).
As we all know, New Zealand is currently working under the Traffic Light System in hopes of eliminating the pesky C word from our world!
Whatever your opinion, this is a happy and positive space and whilst we endeavour to be inclusive for all, Alana is required by law as a small business who works in close proximity to others, to follow the rules set out and practice accordingly.
How does it work?
Red: Bookings can still go ahead with a vaccine pass. Based on the size of the venue, gatherings can only be up to 100 people. In a single defined space 1 meter physical distancing is required at any time.
Orange: Bookings can go ahead with a vaccine pass. If you have the pass there is no limit to how many people can be present
Green: Bookings can go ahead with or without a vaccine pass and no limits apply.
As we know, different regions might have differing statuses so it is all based on the level in the region your event is set to take place in.
We hope you understand, as part of the new system, all clients are required to show their vaccine pass prior to their booking date. Without one unfortunately your booking will not be able to go ahead unless we are in the green light.
Alana MUHA is fully vaccinated and will be wearing a mask for all bookings when in both red and orange levels.
See Terms and Conditions for the cancellation and postponement policy regarding C19.
Furthering on from this, Alana has implemented extra measures to ensure she is performing at higher level hygiene standards.
The entirety of Alana's makeup and hair kit frequently receives thorough cleans. These include: a full wipe down with disinfectant spray on all surfaces in the kit, makeup/hair brushes and tools get deep cleaned with sunlight laundry soap after every use and each individual product gets sanitised with isopropyl alcohol.
Alana's kit now includes: disinfectant spray for any surfaces used, plenty of isopropyl alcohol, face masks and hand sanitiser which is used consistently throughout an appointment.
Alana's has plenty of cute face masks and will be wearing them for every booking until we hear otherwise.
After much research it was decided not to add gloves or face shields to the kit. In Alana's research it was found that ensuring hands are often thoroughly washed with the use of hand sanitiser in between washes is far more effective than any gloves. And while we prefer not to look like surgeons whilst glamming, the face shields ultimately do little more than the face masks themselves so it's been deemed unnecessary in this business :)