Every hairdresser and beauty professional understands the importance of hygiene in their business. Hygiene is an integral part of any treatment or service you offer in your salon. It will improve the experience for your clients and reduce germs, bacteria, and infection. This will improve your business’ reputation and help clients recommend you to others.
How can you ensure hygiene in your salon? This guide will show you how to avoid spreading germs to your salon and the best ways to stop them.
Place of work
Your workplace is a prime place where germs can be spread. It would be best if you had protocols in place to ensure surfaces, doors, and tables are regularly wiped clean with disinfectant wipes. They should be thrown in a garbage bin.
Salon floors must be regularly cleaned as hair, nails, and other debris buildups. A cleaning schedule can help ensure that floors are kept clean and slippery surfaces are avoided. If you’re having lunch in the salon, make sure you clean, dry, and store your cutlery, as well as dispose of any food that isn’t needed.
Towel use should be limited to one client. This will reduce the chance of germ transmission between clients.
It is hard to stop the spread of germs. Effective hygiene can be maintained in these ways:
Don’t re-use unwashed towels from the salon
- To kill germs, wash your salon laundry at high temperatures. Effective cleaning with detergent is at 60 degrees Celsius, and Bacteria can be killed at 100°C
- When towels are dry, only remove them from the dryer.
- Don’t leave towels on the floors.
Salon chairs and couches
Cross-infection is unlikely since most salon furniture is made of vinyl or PVC, making it easy to clean. However, be aware of a customer has a cut that isn’t covered by plaster or a bandage.
Couch roll can prevent salon chairs and couches from becoming infected by germs. Avoid using ethanol-based disinfectants as they can crack furniture or cause it to become brittle, which can lead germs to spread and multiply.
Tools and instruments
Sterilize instruments between client treatments to avoid cross-contamination. Cuticle nippers and scissors, and tweezers made of metal should be sterilized in an autoclave. Dishes, bowls and any other equipment used in the salon should be washed with warm water and detergent. Follow the directions when using the disinfectant. To remove any residue, rinse the equipment in warm water before drying.
After your tools have been cleaned in the salon or spa, it is important to keep them dry and covered in a container or UV cabinet.
Regular cleaning of surfaces will reduce the chance of bacteria buildup.
Germs thrive when warm and wet, so be careful cleaning foot baths or Pedi equipment. This is where bacteria, and fungi, thrive.
Checklist of salon hygiene products
We’ve identified the areas that need to be cleaned in your salon. Now let’s look at the products you might need to maintain good hygiene.
Disposable gloves are recommended for anyone involved in waxing, manicures, or pedicure treatment. Vinyl gloves protect your hands against harsh cleaning chemicals and other hazardous substances. They are also disposable, which helps prevent cross-contamination. After using them, please remove them and throw them in a trash can.
Barbicide disinfects salon tools and grooming tools, such as brushes and combs. It is not suitable for autoclaving. Mix Barbicide and water in a measuring cup before placing it in a jar. To ensure that you use the product correctly and safely, always follow the directions. Barbicide offers a wide range of wipes, sprays, and equipment that will allow you to maintain optimum cleanliness.
Sterilizers and autoclaves
Autoclaves and sterilizers are vital in salon environments as they are the only way to kill microorganisms on metal tools and instruments. Make sure you wash your tools thoroughly before putting them in an autoclave. The autoclave will then be ready for use. This usually takes around 20 minutes. Higher performance and Mundo are essential for both the client and the therapist. They will keep your hands clean before and after treatment.
You can prevent germs from getting to furniture and products by hand soaps. Ensure that your hand sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol for effective results.
Wipes can be used to clean equipment and surfaces quickly. Mundo multisurface disinfectant wipes can disinfect a wide range of surfaces, including vinyl and PVC. These wipes, which are phenol- and aldehyde-free, are essential in any professional environment. They will make hygiene easier.
Multisurface cleaning sprays
Sprays of hygiene are great for salon environments. They are cost-effective, easy to use and provide great results. The Title=”Ship Shape Surface cleaner”>Ship Shape surface cleaner is streak-free and safe to use with all appliances, including straightening irons. It can also be used on mirrors, chairs, salon stations, and glass.
Couch roll absorbs spillages, so couches and treatment beds can be protected from products while waxing and massage are performed. Beauty Essentials, Ellison’s brand, is one of the most loved couch roll products.
After reading our guide on maintaining hygiene in salons, you will prevent germs from spreading and improve cleanliness.