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Keep It Clean: Essential Salon Sanitation

We all need to make a concerted effort to help shift the public’s negative views of nail salons. Your station, pedicure chair, and implements must be cleaned before each client. And the thing is, it’s not that difficult to follow standard procedures. Here, we’ve included a checklist of the basics you should be following.


Sanitation Marketing

Today more than ever, clients want to know that they are safe in your hands. Don’t assume clients know your implements and foot spa are impeccably clean. Explain to them how you clean your implements according to your state’s guidelines and focus their attention on all the ways you keep clients safe in your salon.

Promote your procedures every chance you get — both in and out of the salon. Make a note of it on your business cards, menus, postings, ads, mailings, website, and e-mails.


Autoclave? What's That?

In the past autoclaves in the beauty industry were for the super clean-conscious. As this medical-grade machine makes its way into salons and spas, techs should know just what they are.

An autoclave is an apparatus that uses superheated steam under high pressure to sterilize instruments. Although dry heat and chemical vapor are forms of sterilization, these types of machines are not autoclaves. Autoclaves come in three common forms.

To learn more about autoclaves, read our article “Full Steam Ahead."

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