A Sydney businesswoman has been overwhelmed with support after deciding to ban children from her beauty salons.
Eyebrow specialist Kristin Fisher made the brave decision to implement a no child policy in her Double Bay and Rosebery stores amid concerns over safety and customer satisfaction.
“We are imposing a new rule that clients must not bring children or babies to their appointments,” she wrote on Instagram on Wednesday.
“This is a very hard post for me because I hate upsetting people and I feel this may do just that, but we have no other option.”
She said the move to bring in the strict new rules was prompted by a spike in children in store.
“Recently we have had times where there have been ten children in the salon at one time, all unattended, whilst their mothers get treatments done,” she said.
While she said the amount of children meant they could not guarantee their safety, Ms Fisher said the decision was also made with clients’ experience in mind.
“It simply isn’t fair to the other clients who have come solo, who for them this is their monthly treat/splurge and want some peace and quiet whilst they have their brows or lashes done.”
And the mother-of-two’s call has been vindicated with strong support online. Many customers sided with Ms Fisher and her views on the issue.
“Well said Kristen. This is an unspoken problem in all salons,” one Instagram user said.
“Kids, hot wax pots and heavy duty electric beauty beds that can crush a child just don’t go together.”
“Thing is, regardless as to whether it’s ‘me time’ or not, you, your staff and your business isn’t a childcare facility,” another added.
Ms Fisher took to social media again on Friday to thank the public for their support.
“I have been overwhelmed with the support from my loyal clientele and the general public on my decision to have a child free salon,” she said.
“As a mum and a business owner this decision has not been made lightly so I am grateful at how positive the feedback has been!”