disinfection


The second (or middle) level of decontamination; destroys microorganisms on non-living surfaces (the other methods being sanitation at the lowest and sterilization at the highest).

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Required Reading

Keep It Clean: Essential Salon Sanitation

June 6, 2011

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.

Milady Offers Online Instruction on Infection Control

November 1, 2010

A new online continuing education course from Milady teaches the salon and spa professional how to avoid dangerous situations while keeping the salon or spa clean.

Disinfection Still Required With Foot Spa Liners

July 1, 2008

The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology doesn’t allow liners to be used in place of performing the required cleaning procedures.

12 Common Inspection Violations

June 1, 2006

Having an inspector show up at your salon can be a stress-inducing event, especially if the salon isn’t as clean as it can be and if the employees are not following the rules and regulations of their respective states. We asked former and current state board officials to tell us some of the most common salon inspection violations inspectors find when they visit salons.

How Do You Disinfect in Delaware?

April 1, 2005

Talk about getting back to basics! We learn in kindergarten to wash our hands and keep our things clean. Cleaning your implements is the ultimate “back to basics” step you can take, and it is reassuring to clients and coworkers alike. Each state in the union has its own regulations regarding specifically how metal (non-porous) implements are to be cleaned or disinfected. While the rules don’t vary substantially from state, there are nuances that you need to be aware of.

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