We made it through 2020 hooray! Hello 2021, we are excited for a great year! Thanks for all your support :-)
*HOLIDAYS* Please note we are now CLOSED for 2020. Feel free to email however we won't be able to respond till we reopen. Online Orders can still be made however they won't be processed till we reopen on Mon 11 Jan 2021 10 am - 3pm. Thank You for all your support in 2020, we look forward to an awesome 2021! :D
To our beautiful “Looney” family,
We have spent some time speaking to numerous people on the Covid Hotline, Business Victoria and Health & Human Services and we finally have confirmation that we CAN start Face Painting again providing we follow the Hair & Beauty Guidelines and Covid Restrictions. After receiving the confirmation we are confident making the following suggestions for anyone wanting to return to Face Painting.
- Have a Covid-Safe Plan.
- You must wear a mask and maintain social distancing where possible. Meaning do not allow spectators, family members and waiting children inside your ‘1.5m bubble’. Your bubble consists of you, your equipment and the child you are creating your magic on.
- Children under 12 can be painted on their face or arms, legs etc without them required to wear a mask. Anyone over 12 years old must wear a mask and it is suggested to paint only ARMS until mask wearing is no longer compulsory.
- Single-load brushes and sponges per client. Once your loaded brush or sponge has touched the clients skin it cannot be re-loaded. See below for our suggested brush-wash system.
- Sanitise your hands and any equipment between clients.
- As with any booking, remember to hydrate regularly.
- Don’t push yourself too hard, this is a new system, in a new Covid-safe world, it will take time to get comfortable and for the process to become second nature.
- Have fun and spread the Love! (Not the germs...) ☺☺
Suggested Brush-Wash System
After careful investigation and advice from Health & Human Services in regard to infection prevention, we suggest the following 4 Container Brush-Wash System. Please ensure all containers are clearly marked to avoid cross contamination or confusion. We do suggest using a rotation system with your brushes for added hygiene and peace of mind.
(As always, load brush or sponge using fresh clean water before activating paint)
4 Container Brush-Wash System
Container 1 – Warm Water and FPA Brush Spa (or similar product)
Wash brush as you have always done to remove product from the brush. Dab on a clean piece of paper towel to remove any further traces.
Container 2 – Clean Water
Cleanse brush to remove any of container 1 remnants. Again dab onto paper towel to remove traces of water.
Container 3 – Rubbing Alcohol 70% proof or higher
Swirl brush in container for 10 seconds to kill bacteria. Again dab onto paper towel to remove traces.
Container 4 – Clean water to remove remaining alcohol.
Rinse off remaining alcohol to ensure brush is safe to use on your paints and the next clients skin.
Info from Business Victoria
"Face painting will be required to follow the Hair & Beauty services guidelines, you can find the restart guidelines for Hair & Beauty here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-sector-guidance-retail-trade-services
Please feel free to contact us on 13 22 15 if you have any further queries."
Business Victoria Team
"Rubbing alcohol has many uses. It’s a powerful germicide, which means it has the ability to kill a wide variety of germs, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Rubbing alcohol is used in healthcare settings to disinfect hands and surfaces, but can also be used as a household cleaner.
Article on covid-safe cleaning makeup brushes tips.
“At a molecular level soap is very destructive for bacteria and viruses – it just breaks down the lipid layer and disrupts any chemical bonds viruses or bacteria are using to cling on to a surface or skin.
- Emily-Jane Williams, a make-up artist and co-founder of Em-J Cosmetics
"Dr Mayou agrees, adding that soap removes dirt, bacteria and dissolves fat and therefore the lipid membrane of the coronavirus particle which is then no longer infectious."
-Dr Susan Mayou, a consultant dermatologist at the Cadogan Clinic
Due to COVID-19, all of our Workshops, Jams, Professional Development Sessions and Events are postponed until further notice.
We must all do our bit to stay safe & positive throughout this challenging time.
We hope you can use this time at home to rest, rejuvenate, connect, create, learn and discover. Share with the community online, inspire others, check in on each other. We will all get through this together :)
Our physical shop is closed, however we are still processing online orders and have strict hygiene and safety policies in place to process orders in adherence to the latest government regulations.
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We appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you all in person again when its safe to do so.
Love from The Looney Bin Team xox
We have created some basic face painting guidelines & a flyer - please feel free to use/copy/print/duplicate :)
You can download the file & flyer here