How to make sure that you are visiting a trained and insured beauty therapist
Did you know that the beauty industry is unregulated? What this means is that anyone can set up a beauty salon and start providing treatments without any training or insurance.
If not carried out correctly, some treatments can be dangerous – especially the ones which involve machines or needles in order to carry out the treatments. So how can you protect yourself?
Always ask for a patch test
Whether you are getting your eyelashes or eyebrows tinted or bleaching some facial hair always make sure you ask for a patch test. This is a simple test whereby a drop of the tint or bleach is placed behind your ear or on your rest to test for an allergic reaction and must be done at least 48 hours before your treatment. This simple test can ensure your safety – simply Google ‘eyebrow tint gone wrong’ to see horrific images of people who have had allergic reactions.
Ask to see documentation
A good beauty therapist will be proud of what they have accomplished and will be happy to show you any training certificates and insurance documents they have. Give them enough warning that you want to view the certificates and insurance document as they may not keep them on the premises.
Ask to see the treatment room
Again, like asking to see the relevant documentation you can also ask to see the room in which the treatment is to be carried out. You can then check to see the cleanliness of the area and familiarise yourself with the surroundings before making a decision.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Ask questions and make sure you are happy with the information that you’ve been given before committing to a treatment. A good therapist will always be able to answer in-depth questions on the treatment and be able to give you the reassurance that they are trained and qualified in the treatment.
By following these simple guidelines, you should make sure that you are safe against any rogue practitioners. Here at Mimosa Beauty we always patch test when it is relevant for the treatment and we are happy to provide documentation to prove our expertise in our treatment list.