Quantcast

Visors PPE?

SalonGeek

Help Support SalonGeek:

RebeccaL

Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2016
Messages
7
Reaction score
3
Location
birmingham
Hi, i currently just wear a visor and clients wear a face mask, as per guidelines in England. How many of you wear mask and visor together,as i read an article on here and have since found a few more suggesting a visor alone being inadequate. Should i move to wearing both? Thanks
 

Enchanting Beauty

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2009
Messages
484
Reaction score
272
Location
UK
Definitely. I’ve been wearing both since the start, it’s not great but it’s better safe than sorry. Visors only protect against larger droplets, smaller droplets can enter around the visor.
Still get your clients to wear a mask.
 

RebeccaL

Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2016
Messages
7
Reaction score
3
Location
birmingham
Definitely. I’ve been wearing both since the start, it’s not great but it’s better safe than sorry. Visors only protect against larger droplets, smaller droplets can enter around the visor.
Still get your clients to wear a mask.
Thankyou, yes i will start to wear both, you are right, better safe than sorry.
 

salonsaviour

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2018
Messages
61
Reaction score
25
Location
UK
Hi @RebeccaL,

I have started to wear a mask as well as the visor on the run up to the guidelines changing from the 8th August - making it mandatory for clients to wear masks within the salon. I feel it is fairer when clients are having to wear them if we do so too, along with our visors to help keep everyone safer :)
 

Marzie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2013
Messages
74
Reaction score
42
Location
Scotland
Hi I wear a mask and then when working in the high risk zone, I put my visor on too. The visors which a glasses type frame are the most comfortable so far rather than my forehead having the pressure. Have any of you tried them yet ?
 

TheDuchess

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2014
Messages
688
Reaction score
760
Location
Bath
I have a glasses type visor and I prefer it too. The guidelines in England require us to wear a visor when within the social distancing range. I wear my visor as long as I’m with a client and pop on a mask when I’m close.

I’ve also got a visor which hangs around the neck with a sponge collar. It’s designed for opticians. That’s for over the face services when a visor isn’t protecting us. (I’ve used it for training, but I’m not offering facial services yet)

The guidelines say that if something isn’t safe unless you wear a mask, then It isn’t safe to do even with a mask. This is because only a properly fitted respirator that would protect you from tear gas will actually keep you safe. Most of us wouldn’t trust our masks to keep us safe from tear gas.
 

Enchanting Beauty

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2009
Messages
484
Reaction score
272
Location
UK
I have a glasses type visor and I prefer it too. The guidelines in England require us to wear a visor when within the social distancing range. I wear my visor as long as I’m with a client and pop on a mask when I’m close.

I’ve also got a visor which hangs around the neck with a sponge collar. It’s designed for opticians. That’s for over the face services when a visor isn’t protecting us. (I’ve used it for training, but I’m not offering facial services yet)

The guidelines say that if something isn’t safe unless you wear a mask, then It isn’t safe to do even with a mask. This is because only a properly fitted respirator that would protect you from tear gas will actually keep you safe. Most of us wouldn’t trust our masks to keep us safe from tear gas.
Where did you get your neck visor from? Haven’t seen those but good idea for when face treatments can restart.
 

TheDuchess

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2014
Messages
688
Reaction score
760
Location
Bath
I got mine from provizage.Com

very expensive so it might come down in price - but mine arrived within 2 days. it’s a bit weird, but I’ve had a practice and I felt safe which is the main thing.
 

Enchanting Beauty

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2009
Messages
484
Reaction score
272
Location
UK
I got mine from provizage.Com

very expensive so it might come down in price - but mine arrived within 2 days. it’s a bit weird, but I’ve had a practice and I felt safe which is the main thing.
Thanks. It does look weird & uncomfortable but as you say, it you feel safer it’s worth it.
 

SalonMama

Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2020
Messages
7
Reaction score
0
Location
Oxfordshire
Thanks is it comfortable to wear? Doesn't look very comfortable. How do you see past it when we're able to hopefully resume face treatments?
 

TheDuchess

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2014
Messages
688
Reaction score
760
Location
Bath
As a facial and massage visor it’s perfect. Doesn’t interfere with my movements at all, weightless and completely comfortable. I hardly notice it - except that I do feel a little warm inside my “space helmet”, even though it doesn’t touch the face. You look through it, it’s not possible to look past it - that’s how it provides greater protection.

I haven’t used mine for eyebrow shaping and lash treatments yet. There’s a lot of reflection and glare , but I’m hoping that I’ll be ok when I’ve got my face pointed downwards.
 

Rigby's mum

Active Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2016
Messages
30
Reaction score
21
Location
West Berkshire
I use a mask and visor when client arrives and leaves and then use a podiatry screen between myself and my client during the treatment, so I can take my visor off. I have my mask taped with micropore tape to stop my glasses from steaming up, as suggested by my consultant Dr friend. Not sure how it will work if we are able to do facial work from next week.
 

Pink flamingo

Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2018
Messages
13
Reaction score
4
Location
Lincs
I'm really struggling with wearing both a visor and mask.....I have to wear glasses too for close up work..they're steaming up..my visor is too... its an absolute nightmare. I also get glare which is not good when your doing dermaplaning.
 

deanosnana

Super Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Premium Geek
Joined
Jul 19, 2007
Messages
7,525
Reaction score
297
Location
Michigan, USA
I would definitely wear both. A visor alone doesn't seem sufficient to me for keeping the virus at bay.
 

Haircutz

Super Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Premium Geek
Joined
Aug 11, 2011
Messages
10,368
Reaction score
6,615
Location
West Cork, Ireland
I would definitely wear both. A visor alone doesn't seem sufficient to me for keeping the virus at bay.
I agree and revised U.K. guidelines require both now nana. :)
 

Enchanting Beauty

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2009
Messages
484
Reaction score
272
Location
UK
Definitely wear both, although I really hope they decide to go over to goggles instead of visors. I’m off work today with a thumping migraine due to wearing a fogged up sweating visor that can’t see through along with the reflection. My eyesight has definitely got worse since i’ve been back working.
This will definitely be my reason to quit if it doesn’t get better.
 

Pink flamingo

Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2018
Messages
13
Reaction score
4
Location
Lincs
Definitely wear both, although I really hope they decide to go over to goggles instead of visors. I’m off work today with a thumping migraine due to wearing a fogged up sweating visor that can’t see through along with the reflection. My eyesight has definitely got worse since i’ve been back working.
This will definitely be my reason to quit if it doesn’t get better.
I know how you feel 😥 but I really do love my job and don't wanna give it up especially all the hard training ive done to get where I am today...plus costs involved 🙈
 

Pink flamingo

Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2018
Messages
13
Reaction score
4
Location
Lincs
I will obviously keep to wearing both, I will persevere through this 👊
 

Enchanting Beauty

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2009
Messages
484
Reaction score
272
Location
UK
I know how you feel 😥 but I really do love my job and don't wanna give it up especially all the hard training ive done to get where I am today...plus costs involved 🙈
Good luck. I’m the same, worked very hard but it’s no longer enjoyable. I’m glad you still have the passion!
 
Joined
Sep 4, 2013
Messages
16
Reaction score
2
Location
Chichester
I have a glasses type visor and I prefer it too. The guidelines in England require us to wear a visor when within the social distancing range. I wear my visor as long as I’m with a client and pop on a mask when I’m close.

I’ve also got a visor which hangs around the neck with a sponge collar. It’s designed for opticians. That’s for over the face services when a visor isn’t protecting us. (I’ve used it for training, but I’m not offering facial services yet)

The guidelines say that if something isn’t safe unless you wear a mask, then It isn’t safe to do even with a mask. This is because only a properly fitted respirator that would protect you from tear gas will actually keep you safe. Most of us wouldn’t trust our masks to keep us safe from tear gas.
Hi - can I ask where you got your visor with round the neck sponge? I saw something similar on a US website but it worked out really expensive with the postage. Thanks - Karen x
 

Latest posts

Top