Hygiene is an essential part of any business, providing the best possible service to customers and clients from a legal standpoint. Especially when it comes to hair and beauty, hygiene can have a severe impact on client health; one shocking example can be found in a recent news story by The Sun detailing a nail salon customer’s horror at developing an infected nailbed from the use of un-sterilised tools.
Ensuring hygienic practices are upheld at all times in your salon is nothing short of crucial to your customer’s well-being and the future of your business. What follows are some of the key ways to address the hygiene of your salon and maintain a safe and professional business.
Sterilising Your Equipment
First and foremost, the sterilisation of any equipment used in the course of offering a beauty service or treatment is paramount. Implements like hair cutting scissors can accumulate oil from hair and skin over time and harbour bacteria as a result; ensuring they are well-cleaned between uses prevents bacteria from being passed to new clients, mitigating the risk of causing rashes or skin infections.
Different Tools Require Unique Sterilisation. Smaller cosmetology tools benefit from a cleaning solution bath. In contrast, electric clippers demand dismantling for thorough disinfection. Additionally, blade lubrication with oils is essential. Numerous online resources guide proper tool sanitisation.
Wiping Down Furniture
Furniture often harbours contaminants. Client seats collect debris from clothing and skin. Desks and hairdressing tables frequently touch tools and pollutants. Wiping down seats, like barber chairs, after each use prevents cross-contamination. Regularly cleaning work surfaces ensures a debris-free environment.
Laundry And Linens
In salons, towels and bed linens see constant use. They dry clients and offer comfortable treatment surfaces. However, they easily gather dust and debris. Using them for only one client before washing prevents germ spread. High-temperature washes with potent detergents ensure thorough cleaning.
Your role as a beauty service provider is pivotal. Your hands touch numerous surfaces daily, risking germ transfer to clients. Hand-washing is essential, especially between treatments. PPE, especially for beauticians, is crucial. Nitrile gloves protect both parties, while masks shield against airborne pathogens.
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