How To Handle Lash Clients When You Get Sick
Posted on July 13 2018
Whether it’s allergy or flu season, we’re all susceptible to illness. But odds are, you are your business. So how should we deal with our clientele when sick, all while taking care of ourselves so we get back to full health?
Keep reading for our tips!
Communicating with Your Clients
Be honest with your client.
Let the client know that you have ~a tickle in your throat~ — being upfront and honest is always the best policy — but you don’t necessarily want to scare your clients away.
Wear a mask and self-medicate.
If you absolutely must service a client, your best bet is to wear a mask and self-medicate so your symptoms are imperceptible to both yourself and the client (and so that the client is as protected as possible). If you have something relatively manageable, like a cough or cold, keep a mug of hot tea, Kleenexes and cough drops within reach while lashing.
Delay your appointments by a few hours.
It's totally understandable if you're hesitant to straight-up cancel your appointments or reschedule them for a different day — nobody wants to risk a client changing their mind and going somewhere else.
One compromise might be to ask your clients if they would be willing to come at a different time the same day. If you know you'll need the early morning to rest up and gather your energy, ask your morning clients if they wouldn't mind coming in in the late morning or afternoon.
On the flip side, if you know your body will start powering down in the evening and would rather work during daylight hours, ask your evening or late afternoon clients if they might be able to come in earlier.
If you start to notice symptoms of illness the night before a fully booked day, make rest and hydration a priority and try to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep. If you have any breaks between clients, maximize that down time to take a nap or eat.
- Wash your hands often.
- Look out for sick people around you.
- Be aware of any early signs of sickness you experience.
- Take vitamins daily to boost and protect your immune system.
- Be sure to get enough sleep each night.
If you do notice early symptoms of getting sick, don’t worry — you can still fight off a full blown illness!
If you catch yourself on the brink of a sore throat or stuffy nose, it is time to load up on vitamin C. The antioxidants give your immune system much needed fighting power. Plus, it can help stop you from developing additional symptoms if you remain vigilant.
Caring for Yourself
You’re sick, you’re tired, and your nose is leaking profusely. Do you know what to do to get better as fast as possible?
You should still take vitamin C!
If you can, take one full day off so you can rest. Staying home to take care of yourself is grossly underrated these days. You can’t hustle non-stop; your body can’t handle it. No one’s can!
Your body does most of its recovery while you sleep, so it’s important that you rest up. (Finally a reason to stay in bed all day!)
Hydrate aggressively. Drink more water than you think you need. It’ll help flush out all the toxins in your body.
Drink herbal tea. It’s yummy and provides your body with antioxidants and natural remedies.
Feed your sickness. You need to eat so your body has the sustenance and energy necessary to heal! Be sure to eat the right kinds of food, not just anything. Foods heavy in protein and omega 3 will provide your body with the caloric energy necessary to get better quickly.
These tips can help you either prevent illness or significantly decrease the time you spend sick. Just remember for next time that a little self care can go a long way. You (and your clients) are totally worth it!
Ultimately, your business can’t function properly if you’re not in top shape, so take the time to stay rested and well fed, so you won’t have to deal with illness at all.