Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Coming to an end

I have started this post many times now, writing and rewriting, not able to find the right words. I am closing my doors. There, it's said. It had been a very rough two and a half months not working, and there are a lot of unknowns right now, which doesn't make for easy decisions and this was the hardest one that I have had to make.

This has been a very emotionally difficult and stressful decision to make, and I did not make it lightly. I have tried to shut things down in a way where if I find a new space, COVID is GONE (or at least better under control) I will re-open, but with how things are looking now...it doesn't look good.

I wanted to say thank you to all of the wonderful people who came through my door, who showed me  support that a small business owner can only hope for. I truly appreciate all of the wonderful people that I have met. I am very lucky that I was able to get to know you, and get to share a small part of your story. I am going to miss you all.

All of my best,
Jessica

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Reopening, slowly

As excited as I am that I can finally open the office, I am waiting to hear what the additional safety and sanitation guidelines will be before I book appointments. I need to know what the PPE protocol will be, and other precautions I need to take before I open the office. I expect this information will be provided locally soon. 
I will also be rescheduling the clients that I cancelled when the Safer at Home order was put in place in March. Here are some changes that will go into affect once I open:
*come on time and if you are early, please wait in your car until 5 mins before your scheduled time. You can always call to see if I am ready for you. 715-817-6818
*only scheduled appointments will be seen-no walk-ins accepted. Please call with any questions! 715-817-6818
*only you can come into the office, if you have others with you out and about, they need to wait in the car.
*if you are sick, or not feeling well, please DO NOT COME IN. We can always reschedule, no problem! 715-817-6818
There may be more as I think about how this realistically works- the safety and well being of my customers is my highest priority. Please be patient as I make things as safe as I can for everyone entering the office.
Thank you for your patience and support!
Jessica

Sunday, March 22, 2020

COVID-19

I'm late to posting this because, well, I am trying to navigate this new world, just like everyone else. I have been watching and looking for the ever-changing information that is coming from the Wisconsin Govenors office, as well as from the Wisconsin State Health Department, and while I can't find anything specifically for Electrolysis, there are things for the broader cosmetology field in which I find myself in. The below information can be found on the WIS DHS site, under the Large community events and mass gatherings tab
  • Hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, day spas, tattoo parlors, body art establishments, and tanning facilities are not exempt from this order. All of these entities must close effective at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020.
While this does not explicitly state electrologists, I would include myself amongst this field of businesses.

So it is with a heavy heart, I close my doors for an unknown period of time. I don't know when this ban will be lifted, any more than the professionals who are leading this fight to keep us all safe. I can just say that I will play my part by closing my doors until the scientists and doctors tell me it is safe for me, my family, you, and your family to venture out and see each other face to face again.

What this will mean for existing/new clients:
Existing clients- I will call/text you to let you know that I don't know when we will be able to meet again, but I will let you know ASAP when I get the ALL CLEAR to go back to work, and get you back on the schedule.
New clients- I will not be scheduling any new clients for a while. When you get the ALL CLEAR to resume normal life, give me a call, and I will get you on the schedule. I'm sorry that I won't be able to do more right now, but this is where we are at.

Things you can do while you wait? Use the shaver! Shaving is best, so just stick with that for now. I WILL NOT JUDGE YOU if you pick up that tweezers, but know, you are only making things worse for yourself. So help yourself out, and stick to the shaver!

We will all get through this!

Please take care of yourself and stay safe!

Hairily yours,
Jessica

I'm adding this link to the CDCs site for the COVID-19, because my 14 year old told me to. You are welcome.