When it comes to beauty treatments, people with disabilities may have special considerations. Estheticians who perform skin-penetrating procedures must take extra precautions to prevent the spread of infections. Hairdressers should be willing to provide services to people with any protective characteristic, such as braiding hair for a black Caribbean woman. The NDIS covers comprehensive services, but beauty products may not be part of any plan.
Businesses should make reasonable accommodations for disabled people and consider alternative ways of providing services. Refusal of services due to health and safety risks is likely to be an exception. Nicole Hudson specializes in take-home hair care products to help people maintain healthy hair between visits to the salon. Knowing what is covered by the NDIS and what reasonable accommodations are necessary can help ensure that everyone has access to beauty treatments.