Something to Talk About: Salon Sanitation
’t disinfected correctly, so I am extraordinarily fastidious about following protocol and disinfecting all my implements and workstations.
Client: What do you do?
You: Well, I clean all surfaces with disinfectant before any client ever sits at my desk — and then I disinfect the surfaces again between every client. I wash my hands before and after every client and have clients wash their hands, too
Client of the Month: The Germaphobe
to ensure that disinfection is done properly and effectively,” says Roste. “Even going to the extent of mixing new disinfectant may put this client at ease. It may be difficult for this client to trust in what has been done, so don’t take it personally; just take the time to ease her fears, and she likely will become a long-time client.”
WHAT TO SAY: Most germaphobes will likely have read plenty
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Healthy Living: Bloodborne Pathogens
of the manicure tools was the culprit.
Although infection via this mode of transmission is rare, this case illustrates that it is possible. “Improperly disinfected manicure tools with possible blood-blood contact can result in transmission of bloodborne pathogens,” says Dr. Dana Stern, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist specializing in nails. “These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B
Just My Opinion: Autoclave Versus Liquid Disinfectant in Infection Control
they are not “sterilizing” when they are actually disinfecting in immersion liquids, and they know what good practices are — though whether they perform these practices is seen to be a personal choice by many. However, some nail technicians want to do more in the infection control area of their business now. They are tired of the reputation their beloved industry has acquired, and they want to step out and away from
Glitter Nail Files
Tropical Shine introduces new glitter nail files that retail for $1.50. More than just eye candy, the new nail files are available in a variety of grits and are also washable, disinfectable, durable, and reusable.
Sanitation Checklist: What to Do When…
In a perfect world we would be able to press a “self-clean” button whenever needed. In reality, we must juggle the task of cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting a myriad of surfaces and items at varying intervals to protect the health and safety of clients and team members. We hope these checklists make the job a little bit easier.
AFTER EVERY CLIENT
Wash your hands before
On My Mind: Back to Basics
and disinfection protocol in their workplace? Are we not reminding veteran techs often enough exactly what is expected in the salon in case they’ve slipped into bad habits?
Like industry chemist Doug Schoon, I believe we need to stress proper protocol before we talk about higher standards. In my mind, we should be doing a better job educating all nail techs about the guidelines set up by Schoon and other
Give Clients a Fresh Filing Surface
The newest addition to the D-File line of disposable products, the Flowery Professional Disposable Nail File System features a disinfectable core and full-size replaceable grit pads, providing a new filing surface for every client. The 7-in. easy-on, easy-off grit pads offer complete coverage of the core from end to end, and will not leave a sticky residue when removed from the core