Dress code

Personal presentation

  • Remember the importance personal presentation looks professional especially when it comes to first impressions.
  • Clothing should not be too loose, it may be caught in equipment and cause harm or a baggy sleeve can dangle on the client.
  • Jewellery can scratch the client, or may get their hair or clothes tangled up in it. You could catch your tools on rings or chains. Water can collect under rings and may contribute to dermatitis.
  • Shoes need to be enclosed to protect your feet from dropping tools. If you accidentally drop a pair of scissors the shoes will help to protect you. If the heal is too high it may contribute to fatigue or back pain.
  • Nails need to be short, and free from extensions, to avoid scratching the client during the treatment. If nail polish is worn it needs to look professional and not chipped.
  • Hair needs to be in a style that can be kept out of the way when performing a treatment.
  • In addition to looking the part it is important that person hygiene is maintained too. So ensure hands are washed before and after every treatment. Body odours need to pleasant including oral hygiene.

When you attend your practical day dress code will need to be adhered to.

The expectations are-

Hair need to be up neatly and not in a style which will cause hair to fall onto the treatment area or clients face

Nails to be free from extensions and short

A beauty or aesthetic uniform to be worn. if you do not have a uniform a black t-shirt or short sleeved top can be work with trousers or skirt

No open toed or flip shoes. Shoes must be closed in and not have a high heel.

Jewellery kept to a minimum on the hands and wrists

Good levels of hygiene practiced throughout the day