Beauty salons in the greater Montreal area are overrun with calls from customers wishing to freshen up their feet for the summer.
“We take appointments from June 5, and the phone does not stop ringing!” lance Elizabeth Cuelho, owner of the salon Lio Fratelli on Laurier street in Montreal.
During the announcement of the reopening, the school has received 150 calls, so that it receives an average of 50 per day. Impossible to have an appointment prior two weeks.
Yeannie Andrade-Nohra, at the head of the Rouge Nail Bar on St-Denis street, is in the same boat.
“The first week is completely already booked. Our clients usual had really been looking forward to us again”, she says.
The two specialists of the nails agree that they are especially pedicures that are in demand.
“The summer is started and the clients want to wear sandals,” says Ms. Andrade-Nohra.
Manicure and plexiglas
To resume their activities, beauty salons have several measures in place to protect their employees and their customers. At Rouge Nail Bar, manicures are on the other side of a plexiglas. A solution that is not perfect according to the owner, since it restricts the movements of the beautician.
Ms. Andrade-Nohrah also explains that the masks and visors must be worn all day are annoying.
“We understand why we should do it, but it is often necessary to replace and this is not the ideal,” she says.
Play the police
From her side, Ms. Cuelho regrets that it is necessary to return clients not complying with the instructions.
“We must play with the font a bit. There are clients who do not wear their mask and others that do not disinfect not the hands at their arrival,” says the one who is the owner of the salon for 20 years.
“People are relaxed and act as if everything was normal. It will not be more advanced if there is a second wave,” she adds.
Geneviève St-Cyr of the clinical Images aesthetic at Saint-Lambert in the Montérégie region is more emphatic. She has decided to postpone the re-opening of the institution to July 2.
“Our biggest bread and butter, it is the electrolysis in the face. For this treatment, the clients may not wear masks. This is not safe,” says the beautician of the South Shore of Montreal.