Final weekend, with New York Gov. Cuomo’s go-ahead, I received my first facial because the coronavirus pandemic started eight months in the past. Let me offer you some background: as a magnificence editor, nail appointments, facials, and blowouts all was an everyday a part of my work week, however then COVID-19 triggered all in-person occasions and appointments to return to a halt, and that a part of my job grew to become a distant reminiscence.
As a result of facials are as close-contact because it will get in terms of magnificence therapies, salons and spas providing them had been of the final class of personal-care companies to reopen. Whereas they waited their flip to get again to companies, homeowners needed to implement in depth adjustments to make their area secure for each purchasers and employees members. Lastly, round mid-September they received the all-clear in New York Metropolis.
I’ve spent the larger a part of 2020 now reporting on these new procedures and speaking to business professionals about what it is wish to function amid the pandemic. However for the longest time, I nonetheless wasn’t able to test it out for myself. Solely after spas had their first few weeks again in enterprise with none issues did I enable myself to contemplate it.