About Your Hair: Re-Opening a Trichology Clinic During COVID-19

By Dr. Linda Amerson
www.hairandscalpessentials.com 

There are a small number of credible board-certified Trichologists in the world. Two Trichology colleagues, Dr. Nikkie Lee from Seattle, WA and Dr. Germaine Williams-Beckles from Trinidad and Tobago, were asked to share about the changes made for re-opening their Trichology Clinics. 

My name is Dr. Nicole Lee. I have been an Accredited Board Certified Trichologist for four years. However, I have studied trichology for over 11 years. I am the owner of Seattle Trichology and Innovative Hair Designs in Seattle Washington. On March 16, the governor ordered all non-essential businesses to close, including hair loss clinics, so I had to get creative during this time. I offered virtual consultations, which have been great for my practice. Since reopening June 6, I now provide every client with a face mask, and I wear a mask also during their visit. All clients are required to sanitize their hands when entering the clinic.

Some clients willingly prepaid for services and products using a touchless checkout option. I also offer non-surgical hair replacement services for clients and other beauty professionals. Seattle Trichology/Innovative Hair Designs seattletrichology.com 1417 NW 54th St Ste 314 Seattle, WA 98107 (206) 854-1424

My name is Dr. Germaine Williams-Beckles. I have worked in the beauty industry for over 35 years, been a Board Certified Trichologist for the past 20 years, and opened my clinic (Rayogee Wellness Lifestyle Hair and Scalp Clinic) 15 years ago. I live in Trinidad, and on May 30, 2020, the Prime Minister closed down everything. Yes, the borders, as well as all non-essential businesses (which my company falls under), were ordered closed by the Prime Minister, to contain the spread of COVID-19. With my business closed, my regular stream of income was nonexistent. However, online programs and product sales continued throughout this pandemic. Personally, time spent with family was priceless, keeping in mind the fragility of life. I reopened on June 6. To minimize the potential risk, daily appointments were reduced, hand-washing and the mask-wearing protocol implemented. The clinic is already divided into specialized areas, which allowed for social distancing by default.

I have spoken to other Trichologists or Beauty Professionals about what they are doing in their clinics differently since COVID-19 is a health crisis. Other practitioners have invested in temperature scanners and various PPE equipment to protect themselves and their clients before reopening. I offer other services, such as online classes for beauty professionals interested in growing their hair loss business and I also offer custom-blend hair & scalp products for consumers and professionals. For more information: drgeeslinks.com Facebook: GermaineWilliamsBeckles Instagram: geewilliamsbeckles/ Contact: 1-868-627-4659.

Dr. Linda Amerson, Board Certified Trichologist, LA’s Hair & Scalp Clinic, Arlington, TX 76013 817 265 8854 

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