The invisible beachball-sized sphere of air that surrounds your face in all directions is a great place to start implementing efficient salon ventilation. NAILS walks you through all of the things you need to know, from what to look for in a ventilation system to how the components work to a few tweaks you can make in your day-to-day habits for extra protection. Get ready to breathe easy.
Salon Ventilation Systems' Buyers' Guide
Air Impurities Removal Systems/Salon Pure Air
Aircare Europe Limited
Alfalfa Nail Supply
Electrocorp Air Filtration Systems
Erica’s Advanced Technical Abrasives
Filtronic Filter Systems
Thank you to these industry experts for helping with the research and background information for this story: Len Roulier III, president, Air Impurities Removal Systems/Salon Pure Air; Jeff Cardarella, president, Aerovex Systems Inc.; Doug Schoon, chemist and author, www.dougschoon.com, Nail Structure and Product Chemistry; Steve Wallace, vice president, sales, marketing, and business development, Medicool.
Curious about how much of a difference a source-capture ventilation system can make in a typical nail salon? We have a video on NAILStv that shows the measurement levels of common salon solvents in the air, both with and without ventilation: www.nailsmag.com/video/ventlowerssolvents.
Read about several salon owners’ success stories with installing ventilation systems on NAILS' From the Editors blog: 3 Ventilation Success Stories
Guidelines for controlling and minimizing inhalation exposure to nail products by the INTA/NMC: http://files.nailsmag.com/Handouts/Inhalation.pdf