About Your Hair: Part 1: MUA’s Survival During COVID-19

By Dr. Linda Amerson
www.hairandscalpessentials.com 

The skin is the largest organ of the body with the average person having 300 skin cells. Did you know skin accounts for 15 percent of your body weight? Furthermore, the average adult skin contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels. It is important to have consistent blood flow throughout the body… including your scalp for healthy hair growth. I have personally used the services of MUA’s, Tricia Ray…she ‘beat my face’ for photoshoots and special events. Since the pandemic has altered the livelihood of many self-employed professionals, I asked Tricia to share about her survival during COVID-19. 

My name is Tricia Ray. Medical Esthetician & Makeup Artist. I have been an MUA for 11 years and the name of my business is Model’s Choice. COVID-19 has caused a decrease in my make-up business due to minimizing the frequency of client contact. Personally, I am working in a retirement community with clients being well over 60 years of age and they are very vulnerable to acquiring the Coronavirus.

Since March of 2020, I have had to close my suite down for business. Then when the city opened up to 50 percent I did a couple of mobile services of waxing but that was about it. Therefore, changes have been to consider mobile services and using disposable linen gowns, sheets, gloves, face shields and masks. The feedback from my customers has been grateful reviews; they are liking Mobile Servicing. My clients like my services, especially my waxing and hair removal services. Speaking of hair, a lot of my clients are wearing up-dos to help from them having to touch their faces. I personally like up-dos but sometimes it pulls away from my edges resulting in hair loss.

Two tips that I would like to give my clients is to keep their hair on your head clean and up to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by touching your face and it makes using head-related PPE easier. Second, keep all surfaces wiped down, wash your hands every time you have access to a sink to help to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. My contact info is Tricia Ray at 469-855-4138 or you can find me at facebook.com/Tricia Ray.

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