Release of liability waivers protect all sorts of businesses from potential lawsuits— from high-risk activities like skydiving to relatively harmless services like those offered at your local salon.
Digital liability waivers can take that protection even further for any industry, including personal care services. That’s why digital salon waivers offer unique benefits to both the business and the end customer.
If you own or manage a personal care business, and you have yet to implement digital salon waivers, now is the perfect time to get on board.
Salon waivers are not a new idea. Thousands of hair, nail, and beauty salons have adopted the practice of asking customers to sign a legal waiver prior to receiving a service. For the most part, these waivers have protected salons against liability from risks such as heat, chemical treatments, sharp objects, skin irritation, and more.
When a guest signs the legally-binding liability waiver, they are taking such inherent risks upon themselves and waiving their right to pursue legal action against the business in case of any harm. While of course, your salon will do everything you can to follow safety protocols and avoid harming guests in the first place, there’s no way to completely remove the possibility.
In recent months, and as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, salon waivers are starting to incorporate a new risk: the potential exposure to the virus. While salons and other personal care services have begun to re-open in the midst of the pandemic, staff are searching for new ways to protect themselves, their businesses, and their customers.
Customers are more excited than ever to have their hair and nails done at your salon, and you’re excited to serve them! However, it’s important that you don’t get too far ahead of yourself. Making sure guests sign a release of liability waiver before they can be treated is one way to protect yourself against potential lawsuits that might arise.
In the case that a customer does become ill or injured in any way, (due to an allergic reaction, an accidental injury, the spread of a virus, etc.) you don’t want that blame coming back on your salon. Thus, it’s crucial that each guest acknowledges intrinsic risks and agrees to take any liability upon themselves. Otherwise, you run the risk of a legal battle that can cost significantly both in terms of revenue and reputation.
As you can see, many businesses can benefit from the adoption of a liability waiver, not just those you might deem “high-risk.” Within the personal care sector, here are a few examples of businesses that could fall into that category, especially during and post-coronavirus:
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