The New Age Spa Institute Redesigns For "New Normal"
If someone had collectively told us earlier this year to expect the rapid and systemic changes that COVID-19 would bring, then we may have questioned their reason.
Prior to the "new normal", there were no blueprints or outlines designed to navigate this unfamiliar territory. Every industry was affected and challenged to survive and thrive mid-pandemic.
The New Age Spa Institute, a CIDESCO accredited skin care school took up this challenge and redefined its already unparalleled infection control policies and pristine guidelines for treatment rooms.
The New Age Spa Institute, located in Des Plaines, IL, offers the most advanced programs in esthetics, clinical aesthetics, massage therapy, nail technology, and professional makeup artistry. NASI treatment rooms feature:
• Partitions between working stations to ensure social distancing
• Touchless soap dispensers
• Multiple forms of the disinfectant solution with ranging in purpose
• Hand sanitizers on every work station
• Storage bins under every work station for personal items such as bags, sweaters, and water bottles
Communal areas such as restrooms and the waiting area are carefully sanitized and disinfected on a timely schedule. Admittance into the building is thoroughly monitored with temperature checks using infra-thermometers, disinfection of shoes & personal belongings, and proper hand washing sanitation procedures. Also, touchless water faucets and soap dispensers, and UV sterilization lights complete our aim for prevention and protection. Our building has always featured a progressive ventilation system with the intention to control indoor air quality.
Each student received a Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kit with the following:
• Face shield
• Face mask
• Vinyl Gloves (Latex-Free)
• Storage bags
Our entire staff invested the time to add the following to their many trainings and certifications on the topic of infection control:
• Barbicide COVID-19 Certification
• Rejuvenate Spa & Salon Infection Control Certification
Aside from the tangible changes to our building and policies, we are proud to share that our students received quality reeducation on "Navigating the New Normal" which encompassed Barbicide COVID-19 Certification, Rejuvenate Infection Control Certification, updated sanitation policies, and so much more.
Additionally, our students secured valuable business savvy relevant to the post-pandemic beauty industry. In times of uncertainty, most businesses mistakenly pull back on marketing and advertisements. Our students established how to process and incorporate business basics and beyond into their flourishing careers for success in the "new normal."
At the heart of our goals is to prioritize our students, clients, and staff physical and mental well-being. We may not ever be able to go back to how it was before COVID-19, but we can certainly move forward with light and positivity that we are doing our part to help people do better and feel better. Now, as we are approaching new phases of life and quarantine, let's welcome our part in the recovery process of to nourish ourselves and the world.
Our students and clients mutually benefit from Clients' Days and we are all more eager than ever to reintroduce these services to our schedule. NASI expects to welcome clients back starting in the middle part of July 2020. Self-care post-quarantine is crucial, so please be sure to call our office to schedule your next facial, body treatment, or waxing!