The Coaching Chronicles

Keeping It Clean

by NAILS Magazine | March 26, 2012 | Bookmark +

You are not that only one, Jill, who has to put away her winter clothes and get out her summer ones. In fact I still have some of my less conspicuous holiday decorations not only out but still up. So those need to be put away and the spring ones gotten out. The windows need washed and my flower beds desperately need some attention. Spring cleaning is a must at home for sure.  


As for the salon, you are right — it can get away from us very quickly. I too just want to go home after a long day with clients. However, we have tried to find a solution to the dilemma of keeping the salon looking sparkling everyday. We have a pictograms of what each person’s station is supposed to look like at the end of the day. For instance at the nail stations, we have two rolled towels wrapped with a ribbon with the salon’s name, a cup and saucer, and our manicure and pedicure menu. We also lay out a few business cards with the set up. This includes daily dusting to keep it looking fresh and clean.


So on the surface the stations look really good all of the time. Though that does not always extend to the drawers. I know that I have to clean mine out about every two months to keep things nice and neat. I am horrible about just sticking something in them and letting it accumulate. Especially since I'm such a nail art nut, I always have stray containers of glitter or something not where it should be. So I generally clean them every other month, and I deep clean them when we do inventory twice a year. This really helps me to stay organized.


For the salon, we do have cleaning crew that comes in once a week to clean the salon, but for the maintenance cleaning, we actually have a chore list to help staff to make sure that the cleaning duties are done and that they know what needs to be done. It seems like it would be as simple as taking a look around and doing what needs to be done. But we all know that sometimes if it isn't assigned it won't get done. Everyone has a least favorite job to do and they rarely volunteer to do it. To help solve that issue in a salon with 32 people working in it, we had to get elementary about it. Hence the chore list. Each person who works in the salon is assigned different duties for each day they work. That way they don't have to do the same one all the time and the work load is shared equally. Now I know that would not work for many of you but it really helps for us. That's not to say that things don't get forgotten from time to time, but the salon always looks good for our efforts. Also when we do our inventory twice a year we deep clean the salon to keep it a clean beautiful environment for our guests.


— Sandy

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