sanitation


The killing or significant reduction of the number of disease-causing microorganisms to levels that are considered safe by public health standards; sanitation is the lowest of three levels of decontamination.

Keywords:   disinfection  

Required Reading

The ABCs of Sanitation

November 9, 2011

A is for apple, unless you are a nail tech on the frontlines of client safety. Join in an alphabetical micro-tour of how we clean up.   

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.

On My Mind: Grades Are Important

October 1, 2010

Some states, like North Carolina, require salons to post their inspection scores where consumers can see them. While I’m not necessarily a proponent of more rules and regulations for the nail industry, I do believe that since most salons are already being inspected, why not post the grade?

Making the Grade

October 1, 2010

State inspectors have the ability to strike fear into salon owners, but listen closely and you will find opportunity ... even in a less-than-perfect rating. How states handle inspections (or a lack of them) is as varied as the colors clients choose.

Disinfectants Defined

February 1, 2008

You don’t need to be a microbiologist to use disinfectants, but you do need to be an educated user.

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