Sexism-Double edged sword-Beauty remains shut-Women want COVID safe treatments not pubs.

Sexism-Double edged sword-Beauty remains shut-Women want COVID safe treatments not pubs.

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As the Beauty industry was told 20 hours before opening on 1st August it is even more clear that the easing of lockdown is sexist. The double edged sword is that it is 1) mainly women who both run and work in the industry and 2) use and fund the industry. Because the majority of business are small they do not have the lobbying power of the bigger companies in other sectors. The beauty industry is bigger than the car industry and has longer lasting mental health benefits than a pint of beer, a greasy burger or a football match!

The women (and men) who work in this industry have taken the time to train at college, do apprentices and gain experience. They often juggle home life and children alongside their work. They are frequently self employed or own small businesses and have had very little government support. As a group they have exceptionally high standards of cleanliness, adherence to protocols and dedication to their job. They are people-centric and are being set aside for no evidence-based reason.

Boris Johnson said "the beauty industry can open when we can show we can do it in a COVD safe way". 

It is clear that the government has no idea of the value to the economy and mental health of the nation that the beauty industry brings.

I was a GP for 22 years, have trained in NLP which is the power of language to effect the way we feel and so have an excellent knowledge of mental health. When you feel good about yourself your outlook on life changes, you perform better in all areas of your life which has a ripple effect on everyone around you. Aesthetic doctors and nurses and beauty therapist are also excellent listeners so the value of treatments goes way beyond the visible results.

We have not been given any clear guidelines and if government does not know what we do, how can they? 

We should all be able to decide how we take our socially distancing risks and the choices should be ones that give every age, sex and race the ability to improve our mental well-being.

 

Please sign this petition to show that you want the beauty industry to be able to open.

Thank you!

 

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