Dermalogica petition Government for salon opening date
Skincare brand Dermalogica has written an Open Letter to the UK Government, asking for clarification on the delay in reopening of skin care, massage and other beauty businesses.
In the letter to Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Mark Hermann, Dermalogica UK General Manager, asks for clarity on the difference made by the government between close contact services that have been allowed to reopen, such as hairdressers, and those who have not.
Mr Hermann warns of the devasting effect not opening beauty salons will have on the UK economy and of those whose livelihoods depend on it.
He also highlights how Dermalogica have worked to support professionals to get ready for reopening responsibly. He writes:
“Dermalogica has worked with epidemiologists and medical professionals to develop Enhanced Service Safety guidelines for the skin care and salon industry which go well beyond HM Government's guidelines. Tens of thousands of professionals have taken our Clean Touch Certification, pledging to uphold the highest safety and hygiene standards. Our industry, our reputations, and our businesses are at stake. We assure you we are taking Covid-19 seriously. Dermalogica have not furloughed any employees as a modest contribution to society, and the action of re-opening these skin care centres is not from a profit perspective, but their survival.”
Mr Hermann concludes in urging the government to confirm the date that skincare, massage and other beauty businesses will be allowed to reopen.