Staff personal hygiene & presentation
Many people notice that our staff look very old fashioned, with white medical tunics, hair tied up, no jewellery and nude finger nails - this is how a beauty therapist should look.
Hair carries bacteria and should be tied up above the collar at all times whilst working, no one wants hair dangling in their face whilst receiving a facial.
Jewellery can harbour bacteria, conduct electricity and cause serious accidents if caught.
Finger nails should be short and clean at all times, therapists cannot perform their work correctly if their fingernails are visible above the top of the finger. Nails can also harbour bacteria so should appear perfectly manicured and clean at all times.
We provide therapists with enough tunics for a fresh one for each shift of the week they work and we replace them as and when required.
We also have strict protocols about personal hygiene, therapists are required to shower every morning and not to wear overpowering deodorants and perfumes and wear a fresh, clean uniform.
The small stuff
All our team are taught "Nothing happens by accident at La Belle Jolie," and it is a mantra you will often hear during staff training.
Every little detail has been planned and thought out, small touches such as, covering your foot mat with couch roll - you therefore know no one else has stood on this, giving you your nail file after your manicure - whilst this is a lovely thing to do, it is also because we throw them away after your treatment so it's far nicer you get to keep using it, your pedicure bowls have discreet disposable liners - so you know no one elses feet have ever been in contact with you pedicure bowl.
Whilst therapists have always washed their hands and arms before and after treatments, we are now asking that clients wash their hands before their treatment.