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21st Dec 2020
It’s a really sad for us to close at Christmas, but it’s so important that we beat this pandemic. I think it’s looking like February for reopening but that’s the new me (the old me would’ve said everyone will behave themselves and we’ll drop down a tier to 3 or even 2 and open in January for good behavior).
I’m still contactable via email, whatsapp, facebook, instagram and the telephone. I’m just sorting the last of the deliveries out before we eat way too many mince pies and definitely work at having a merry Christmas!
We wish you all the best and we’ll be ready for tier 3… or 2!
See you in the new year
Mel x
Dec 2020
10 Days till re-opening ~ 4 Weeks till Christmas AGHHH! I’m so underprepared ~ Oh well, I’ll be pleasing most friends & family with my salon gifts this year!

Who’s excited about Christmas? My two definitely are! It’s a positive time of year for them & it’s lovely to see their excitement in the build up (bearing in mind Katie is 12 & knows what goes on now but she’ll be delighted to play along for Jack -9yrs). 

Kelly’s been at it too & it couldn’t come sooner as she’s been busy with sparkly paintings (take a look at her Kelly Howard Arts & Crafts page on fb or instagram) & creating her winter wonderland in her garden at home!

Felicity has been out walking & had time to make a beautiful Peter Rabbit cross stitch cushion for her new niece or nephew due in January. 
Claire has cows everywhere, & Chloe has her guinea pig, but fresh air & baking are all part of everyday life until work resumes.

Alison spends more time riding her horses &  getting out in the fresh air. Although she’d taken up couch to 5K, so I wonder how that’s going? Ask her when you see her next as banana cake has been hot topic

Do you forget about caring for you? It’s so important we have our build up too! Still have your nails a NEW Phenom sparkly red, it’ll make you smile. Still go for the GLOWING “Hey I’ve been away (fat chance) spray tan” to look great in that top or dress that you feel special in. Still have PROFESSIONAL sleek waxed brows because they look so much better when we do them! Oh what the heck, have it all! Looking after you is what we love to do. We know how great it feels and there’s a lot more emphasis on self care & mental wellness, which is what we get having our sunny holiday…so STOP and book now and give the salon a call/email (before you do anything else)
We’re conscious of your health, so with pre screening questions & temperature checking to limit the risk to all. Our use of proper PPE, cleaning, sanitizing & airing rooms & your mask wearing, we are as safe as we can be! Safer that grocery shopping, I’d say!  
?*QUESTION*? 1.DO YOU NEED US OPEN IN BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR? I’ve had a yes for the 29th ~ holiday abroad permitting!
I can reopen this on one condition…everyone booking online must add PPE CHARGE as their FIRST TREATMENT. This is our cleaning and sanitizing time. We cannot operate without it for the safety of YOU, your families & us with ours. Can we count on your support?

We’re ready to be run off our feet! That’s the way we like it at Christmas, The bustle in the salon & the Hungerford lights. Take care along the way, in the hope we can still stay safe and Covid free, that’s the best gift.
Mel X

October 2020

It’s been wonderful to see so many of you at the salon.

It’s the new normal, to see us in a mask, visor, apron and gloves, as well as minimal look treatment rooms and new storage to keep everything safe and sterile.

Thank you to those of you’ve been able to have a patch test done for brow and lash tinting and lash lifting. It may seem unnecessary but it’s vitally important. Just take a look at the other eye and face treatments tab. 

Our stairs & reception area prove difficult to socially distance, which is why we ask you to wait outside & bring you straight through to reception. Please bring an umbrella with you as the weather gets more unpredictable. We can see you from upstairs so please wait behind our sign next to the wall.

Arrive on time but not too early as we may not get you until your allotted appointment time. If you need any other advice or products, remember to discuss this with us during your treatment time & try to leave promptly as there is allocated time to sanitise the room for the next client. 

We are offering all treatments, including threading (no teeth) and max 15 min electrolysis with Mel.

If you have a voucher about to expire, please call us before it ends to book any appointment, then you can change/ rearrange the appointment. This way our computer system will allow it to be extended.

The toilet will be available if needed, but we will ask you to courteously wipe down after your visit. Antibacterial wipes will be provided. The reason for this is Kelly is still partially furloughed and on a Tuesday and Thursday, time can be a little restraint.

From 24th September, by law, we will have to ask you to scan Belle Chic’s QR code before entering the salon for track and trace purposes. A little easier than form filling but for those of you without the ability to do so, we will continue with forms. Download the NHS COVID-19 APP and scan our QR code when you arrive. I was selected at random to take part in a survey & have an antibodies test with the Imperial college of London & glad to say my results were negative.

Lastly. Is there anything we can do for you? Anything that has pleased you & made you feel happy or safe? Please be open and honest. I strive for customer service & it was easy getting wrapped up in the sanitising & clinical side to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the community. My take on it is that it’s not a quick fix diet…it’s a lifestyle change…& probably for a long time to come.     

Felicity in in Monday to Friday 10 ~ 5 sometimes flexible

Alison works from 10 ~ 4  Monday to Friday 

Claire works Saturdays 10 ~ 4 and  Tuesday. Farm life and child care is tricky balance.

Kelly is back 10 ~ 5 on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. please arrange a time for patch testing or collecting products and vouchers from us. Otherwise I can still deliver if possible.

Salon and client etiquette

Please wait at the designated area. Kelly or your Therapist will come to collect you. Umbrellas can be left at the bottom of the stairs, under the hand sanitiser.

Please arrive alone and promptly at your appointment time. If you are late to your treatment this may result in your treatment being cut short or not taking place but a full treatment charge being incurred.

Please be mindful not to arrive too early and leave swiftly after your appointment, remember to discuss any other matters and products with your therapist in the treatment room. 

Remember to maintain social distancing whilst waiting outside and moving within the building.

Please use the hand sanitiser provided at any point within the salon. If your hands are sore, let us know as we have a gentler hand rub spray.

A temperature reading shall be taken and we will ask you to fill out a track and trace form or scan the QR code from September 24th 2020. This information will be stored for 21 days only.

If you show ANY symptoms, we will have the right to postpone your treatments and reschedule for 14 days.

Please wear a mask or we have a limited supply if one needs to be provided.

If you can remember to bring only what you need with you so there is less risk of cross contamination.

If you have been abroad anywhere, we ask that you postpone your treatment for 14 days from returning.

Bank transfers are our preferred way to pay, to be done on the morning or before leaving the salon. If cash is the only option, please have the correct money within a sealed envelope. Payment with Mel, gift vouchers and products can be made by card.

Please do not bring food or drink to your appointment. We are happy to provide bottled water if needed.

We ask that all items to be in place in the box provided in the rooms including mobile phones.

All staff have had training to ensure we are Covid secure. All staff temperatures will be monitored daily. We shall be wearing visors, masks and appropriate PPE for our treatments.

We will be washing our hands and arms before and after every client as normal.

All rooms will be allocated a 15 minute sterilising and preparation time.

The toilet will be available for longer treatments over 1 hour and you may be required to courteously wipe down afterwards on particular days. Please consider using the toilet before coming to your shorter appointments.

Your appointment will include a charge of £3 for PPE, extra cleaning and disposable costs. 

Whilst we are taking every reasonable precaution to limit your exposure to coronavirus we cannot guarantee that there is NO risk as a result of attending the salon. Your consent will be requested and recorded via our QR code (please download the NHS COVID-19 APP before you arrive) or on your track and trace form if this isn’t possible, and we trust you can assure us that you have no symptoms of coronavirus or have been exposed to someone who does.

We are here to help. Please do not hesitate to ask if there are any questions or concerns.

The Belle Chic Team

Belle Chic Health & Beauty

COVID -19 Disclaimer/ Track & trace

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve put extra measures in place for the safety of you and our staff. We require all clients to read our COVID-19 form before arrival so that we can provide the best possible and safe experience to our clients and staff. If you wish, you can download and email it to us, on the day or print out to fill in on the day.

Please carefully read and answer the questions honestly on the form. This information will be stored confidentially and securely for 21 days then destroyed.

If you or a member of your household has developed a cough, fever, breathlessness, sore throat, loss of smell or taste or experienced continuous headaches in the last 14 days, please contact us before your appointment so we can obtain further information from you and advise what to do. Also we ask if you have returned from outside the UK that you wait 14 days before coming to the salon.

Please get in touch if you have any questions – we’re looking forward to welcoming you back.

If you would like to book a lash lift, brow or eyelash tint we will insist you are re patch tested.

Why? Over time your body can develop sensitivities due to medication, stress and illness. This compromises your immune system and if you have had the corona virus or any health changes this may be heightened and it is our job to see that you are still tolerant to the tinting or lifting process. 

If I refuse to have a patch test? I‘m sorry, we will not perform this treatment until you agree. It is for your safety

If I forget to have a test and show up for my appointment? This will result in full payment being taken for the appointment as you will have been instructed to make a booking to come to the salon for a patch test.

Please understand that every precaution we implement is to protect you , ourselves and the community.

14th August. 

Latest news

EYE TREATMENTS are GO AHEAD with all staff

LIP AND CHIN waxing is GO AHEAD and will be available with all staff. 

ELECTROLYSIS has been permitted but we we discuss our options as we have to work face to face for prolonged periods of time. It may mean we only offer 15 mins. Please call or email if you require treatment and we can make a list

FACIALS ARE GO, GO,GO! Mel and Alison will be offering facials under strict conditions and you must read and agree with our track and trace form before your appointment. If there is any doubt then the appointment must be moved. 1 hour facials initially.