Enhance and Empower: How we’re tackling ‘comparison culture’

Enhance and Empower: How we’re tackling ‘comparison culture’

There’s absolutely no doubt that we’re sitting in a time where ‘comparison culture’ is alive and kicking. With our (never-ending) lockdown looming over us, daily screen time on the rise and all that time to ‘look inwards’, this natural urge to compare ourselves to other, perhaps popular, social figures is becoming a big subconscious theme. 

People feel the need to look like their favourite celebs and immerse into this idea of ‘changing appearances’ rather than enhancing features. 

BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS THE DIFFERENCE? 

Here at L’Amour, in line with our company ethos, we’re firm on the concept of enhancement, not change. Every single person that walks through our clinic door from the first time we meet them is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L (no doubt about that). Our philosophy is to recognise this beauty alongside adhering to our client’s demands when they reach out to us. The goal is to complement our client’s features when using filler enhancements, so their natural self is still on the surface. 

Although bringing in photos of celebrities or popular figures may clarify what you’re looking to achieve, at L’Amour, we tend not to encourage this. Again, the aim is to be YOU. Simply enhancing features we love about ourselves, rather than changing the features we feel we ‘dislike’.

SO, HOW DO WE BRING THIS PHILOSOPHY TO LIFE WHEN YOU VISIT US? 

Often times clients come in thinking that they need more than what they actually do. To tackle this, we ensure you receive an informed consultation where we openly and honestly recommend what you need as well as what you don’t need in terms of treatment and ml dosage, based on your best interests. 

For example, a client may show us an idea of what they want their lips to be like, however, if doing this would take away from one’s beauty or change their naturally defined cupid’s bow, we would recommend an alternative way that would best compliment their natural lips. For instance, adding more volume to the cupid’s bow to make it more prominent rather than playing around with structure. Our trusted and knowledgeable aesthetic practitioner wants to ensure her work leaves you feeling as confident as ever, and still very much YOU. 

Heading back to the first point we mentioned about the current comparison culture, it’s normal that we all feel insecure at times because this a part of being human, but the key is to practice self-acceptance. When walking through our clinic, we want you to know how beautiful you already are and that are services are simply here to highlight that and empower you. 

UPCOMING… 

Stay tuned for our upcoming blog next Sunday where we delve deeper into the issues surrounding mental health and why the conversation needs to be brought to the table. We also get to speak to expert psychologists on these matters so make sure you keep an eye out on our Instagram page too, @thelamourclinic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Prevention & Control Policy For L’Amour Clinic

All of us have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and we sincerely hope that your family have kept safe and well.  We have missed being able to offer you the treatments that we know you love, and we are looking forward to seeing you again at the clinic.

Our priority is to keep you as safe as possible, and prior to re-opening the salon, we have implemented a number of changes, which we would like to make you aware of. During the time the salon has been shut, we have completed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Prevention and Control Course, which is accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists Ltd, the UK trade body for our industry. We have since made a number of changes in the way that we operate that you will notice when you next visit.

Booking Appointments

 If any of our staff feel ill or have symptoms of C0VlD-19, they will self-isolate immediately and not come into the salon. This may mean that we have to cancel your appointment at short notice. We appreciate that this may be inconvenient but it is done entirely for your own safety. If your appointment is cancelled you will be able to re-book again.

If you or any of the people you live with feel ill or display any symptoms of C0VlD-19 – please advise us as soon as possible and do not come to the salon for your appointment. We will not be able to go ahead with your appointment if you show signs you are unwell. We have amended our booking terms and conditions and you will not be charged for any appointments, which you miss due to illness/ other. Deposits/booking fees can be rescheduled until further notice but cannot be refunded

Visiting the Salon

For your safety and to maintain social distancing, we ask that you attend your appointments as close to the appointment time as possible. Please do not turn up early for appointments as this may mean that you come into contact with other clients who are just leaving.

Please attend your appointment alone in order to reduce human contact with our staff. Unfortunately, friends and family members cannot enter the premises. If you have booked appointments with friends /family members back to back then please continue to come to the clinic alone – one at a time.

We have increased the frequency of cleaning in the salon including making sure that common surfaces, toilets door handles etc. are wiped clean using disinfectant products between each client.

All tools and equipment will be disinfected or sterilised in line with the specific manufacturers’ instructions for your safety.

Wherever possible we will utilise environmentally, friendly, single-use items during a treatment that will be disposed of safely after use in order to protect you from cross-infection.

We will have hand sanitiser available for you to use when you come into the salon.

We will understand and not be offended if you wish to wear a facemask or wear disposable gloves when you visit the salon and during your treatment is this is appropriate.

Please don’t be surprised or upset if our staff use personal protective equipment (PPE) during your visit and during your treatment. This may include disposable gloves, facemasks, aprons where appropriate.

We can confirm that the laundering of salon towels and uniforms is a priority and that all salon laundry is washed at 60 degrees C

All disposable items are bagged and safely removed from the treatment area between each client.

Our treatments

We have carried out a risk assessment on all treatments and we are confident that we can continue to provide these safely.

During your treatment

Our staff understands the importance of hand hygiene and we will ensure that we wash our hands in according with NHS recommendations before the start of your treatment.

We will try to make your treatment as safe, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. If you have any concerns about your treatments please let us know and we will do what we can to satisfy you.

After the treatment

In order to avoid handling of cash, we would prefer if you could pay for your treatment by PayPal or bank transfer.

All of these procedures have been implemented for your safety and that of our staff. We will continue to take advice from the Government and the NHS regarding safe practice and will amend them as necessary.

Thank you for your understanding.

L’Amour Clinic

 16/05/2020