Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×
Godrej Professional has announced Suraksha Salon Program for the Indian salon industry. Pixabay

To support the Indian salon industry as it moves into the new normal, Godrej Professional has announced Suraksha Salon Program. A programme with three pillars, it will have -free distribution and subsidized sanitizer and disposable kits cost for salons, education on safety and hygiene for salon infrastructure and services, and back-to-business support. All of these initiatives are available free of cost to any salon that requires support and is not restricted to those that use Godrej Professional COVID-19 has already heavily impacted the salon industry leading to a complete halt of operations.

Salon professionals work in close proximity with their clients. Thus, the salons would need to completely transform and establish a safe in-salon ecosystem for both employees and customers. The program will provide all the necessary guidance, resources and updates to salon owners to ensure safety and well-being of their staff and customers.


Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Sunil Kataria CEO – India and SAARC, Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) said, “Godrej Professional is committed to empower and uplift the Indian salon industry. At a time when the salon industry is being impacted by the ongoing lockdown, our focus is on empowering them to be business-ready with necessary protocols in place as soon as the operations are allowed. With the Suraksha Salon Program, we are ensuring that salons experience a smooth transition into the next phase of their business with a greater emphasis on hygiene, which is going to be the new normal, and make this migration easier for them.” Under the Suraksha Salon program, Godrej Professional is donating 15,000 litres of sanitizers and 10,000 re-usable masks for the well-being of the stylists.


It is a new drive to cushion the Indian salon industry. Pixabay

In addition, Godrej Professional will also continue to support salons with sanitizer & disposable kits for salon safety. Disposables will be the new norm in the salon industry post lockdown. Linen, towel, capes, gloves, among are the most used wearables in salons. However, the pricing and availability of disposables can be an issue. To deal with this challenge, Godrej Professional has partnered with vendors making such disposable items to provide salons easy accessibility at a highly subsidized price and is expected to support more than 10000 salons.

Godrej Professional has curated �Suraksha Guidelines’, a comprehensive module on safety and hygiene, co-created with an expert with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and hospitality sanitization. The guidelines cover all aspects of salon sanitization, employee safety, client safety, and hair services, to skin and make-up services. The whitepaper is available in English, Hindi and 7 regional languages such Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali so that salon owners & stylists from any part of India can easily understand the guidelines.

To address concerns about re-starting salon operations and avail sanitisation products on priority, a Suraksha Salon helpline is also set up under the program. Back-to-work contact and digital kits will be provided to the salons to share with customers once the business resumes.


Salons would need to completely transform and establish a safe in-salon ecosystem for both employees and customers. Pixabay

The brand has brought together subject matter experts on salon operations, sanitisation and hygiene to hand-hold salons as they resume operations. Experts like Natasha Naegamvala (Director, Nalini of Nalini and Yasmin Salon); Dr. Swati Maheshwari (Internal Medicine Specialist); Hiraman Rathod (Sanitization & Fumigation Expert); Asha Hariharan (Industry Veteran & Education Ambassador, Godrej Professional); Rayed Merchant (Director Market (Global) & Head Brand Procurement, IKONIC); and Heena Dalvi, National Technical Head, Godrej Professional imparted education online to salon professionals on necessary protocols to ensure a risk-free environment for staff and customers. These were a series of 8 interactive sessions where viewers could ask the experts their doubts and seek immediate clarifications.

Also Read: Summer Comes With A Host Of Eye Infections, Avoid Them with Some Simple Tips

To ensure that stylists thoroughly understand and imbibe the Suraksha Salon guidelines, GodrejProfessional is offering certified training courses online. These are being offered free of cost and are open to anyone from the salon community. Salon owners and stylists are encouraged to call the toll free Suraksha Salon Helpline to register themselves for the course. (IANS)


Popular

IANS

Rihanna was summoned from her seat to accept the honour, with the Prime Minister.

Singer Rihanna was honoured by Prime Minister Mia Mottley at an event which marked Barbados's new status as a republic, which was attended by Prince Charles. Addressing the pop star by her real name, the PM said: "Robyn Rihanna Fenty tomorrow morning shall have conferred upon her the order of national hero of Barbados."

Rihanna was then summoned from her seat to accept the honor, with the Prime Minister managing to rouse a laugh from the singer when she referenced her 2012 hit 'Diamonds', reports femalefirst.co.uk. She added: "On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we therefore present to you, the designee, for the national hero of Barbados." "And to accept on behalf of a grateful nation - you can come my dear - ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty, may you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation." Rihanna, who was born in the St Michael parish of Barbados, found fame in 2005 after being spotted by a record producer and has since gone on to become one of the most successful female artists of all time with sales of over 250 million and recently reached billionaire status through her Fenty beauty brand.

The Prime Minister continued in her speech: "Commanding the imagination of the world through the pursuit of excellence, her creativity, her discipline, and above all else, her extraordinary commitment to the land of her birth. "Having satisfied that, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty has given service to Barbados which has been exemplified by visionary and pioneering leadership, extraordinary achievement and the attaining of the highest excellence to the Government of Barbados." It comes after a historic move for Barbados, which has become a republic after almost 400 years and welcomes its first president, Sandra Mason, after removing Queen Elizabeth as head of state. (IANS/ MBI)


Keep Reading Show less
Pxhere

It's that time of the year when there are festivities galore and entertaining comes to the fore.

By Manav Bhatia

It's that time of the year when there are festivities galore and entertaining comes to the fore. Manav Bhatia, Founder Trunkin shares some tablescapes for the season

Christmas Tablescapes: Whether it's cherry red tablecloths or plush green napkin rings, there's something for everyone. Red and green are synonymous with colour themes this time of year.

red and white candles on white ceramic vase Red and green are synonymous with colour themes this time of year. | Photo by Libby Penner on Unsplash

Keep Reading Show less
VOA

Typically, Glaucoma occurs in people with over the age of 60 however it can occur at any age.

By IANSlife

Have you ever faced eye redness? Or have witnessed blurry or foggy vision? Or experiencing halos around lights? Or nausea and vomiting are very common for you. You may well be suffering from Glaucoma which needs immediate attention.

Glaucoma is the second most common causes of blindness worldwide, according to a report by World Health Organisation (WHO). Typically, it occurs in people with over the age of 60 however it can occur at any age. It is also estimated that globally 79.6 million people are affected with glaucoma, half of them being Asian population. While in India, around 11.9 million people suffer vision impairment and out of which 1.2 million cases are due to Glaucoma. It is a growing concern for the population in India. Even after these high numbers, the enormous majority remains undiagnosed, and untreated. More than 90 percent of cases of Glaucoma remain undiagnosed.

Pink eye Glaucoma is the second most common causes of blindness worldwide, according to a report by World Health Organisation (WHO). | Wikimedia Commons

Keep reading... Show less