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Something to Talk About: Salon Sanitation
Something to Talk About: Salon Sanitation

November 27, 2014
’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
Client of the Month: The Germaphobe

November 1, 2014
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

Kill Germs Economically With Splish Splash
Kill Germs Economically With Splish Splash

February 22, 2014
Clean and disinfect your salon with just one product. EPA-registered Splish Splash’s One-Step Disinfectant features a clear and odorless formula with no artificial dyes. One-Step Disinfectant kills bacteria and viruses such as HIV-1, Hepatitis B and C, MRSA, Influenza A, Staphylococcus, Klebsiella Pneumonia, E-Coli, Salmonella and others. > For pedicure spas and tubs, add 1 fl. oz

For Clients: How to Choose a Quality Nail Salon
For Clients: How to Choose a Quality Nail Salon

May 11, 2015
should be clean, and all instruments to be used in the service should have been disinfected. Don’t be afraid to ask your nail technician how the instruments have been disinfected. Files and buffers that are not disinfectable should be new and unused. 2. What is included in the price of the service? Many salons provide all-inclusive service prices; some salons charge a la carte. Be sure you

California Board Revises Pedi Liner Rules and Other Sanitation Regulations
California Board Revises Pedi Liner Rules and Other Sanitation Regulations

July 22, 2015
As of July 1, California nail techs using disposable pedicure liners can skip the 10-minute disinfecting soak of their pedicure basin between clients. “It’s very exciting to have the new legislation in place in California,” says Alison Till-Harris of Belava, makers of pedicure liners and other foot care products. “We often heard complaints from technicians who were given citations during

Detergent/Disinfectant and Surface Protector
Detergent/Disinfectant and Surface Protector

January 29, 2015
Protect salon surfaces against the growth of harmful microbes with Bactibarrier’s unique two-step cleaning system. First, use Bactibarrier Detergent/Disinfectant to eliminate 99.9% of the unwanted microbial growth that can build up on a hard surface. Then apply BactiBarrier Surface Protector to guard against future growth. “Bactibarrier Surface Protector uses electro-magnetic action

Sanitation Checklist: What to Do When…
Sanitation Checklist: What to Do When…

October 16, 2013
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

Just My Opinion: Autoclave Versus Liquid Disinfectant in Infection Control
Just My Opinion: Autoclave Versus Liquid Disinfectant in Infection Control

September 5, 2014
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

Healthy Living: Bloodborne Pathogens
Healthy Living: Bloodborne Pathogens

March 1, 2015
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

On My Mind: Back to Basics
On My Mind: Back to Basics

June 9, 2014
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

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