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by NLS Staff | October 27, 2013
<p><strong>Ultronics&rsquo;</strong><span>&nbsp;10 Minute Instrument Disinfectant&nbsp;</span><span>is a phenol-based intermediate-level&nbsp;</span><span>disinfectant for metal instruments. The&nbsp;</span><span>disinfectant meets the needs of states that&nbsp;</span><span>require a tuberculocidal disinfectant. This&nbsp;</span><span>EPA-registered disinfectant kills HIV-1, fungi,&nbsp;</span><span>tuberculosis, plus a broad spectrum of viruses&nbsp;</span><span>and bacteria. It&rsquo;s also formulated with a&nbsp;</span><span>superior corrosion inhibitor.</span><br /><a href="http://www.ultronicsusa.com/">www.ultronicsusa.com</a></p>

Ultronics’ 10 Minute Instrument Disinfectant is a phenol-based intermediate-level disinfectant for metal instruments. The disinfectant meets the needs of states that require a tuberculocidal disinfectant. This EPA-registered disinfectant kills HIV-1, fungi, tuberculosis, plus a broad spectrum of viruses and bacteria. It’s also formulated with a superior corrosion inhibitor.
www.ultronicsusa.com

<p><strong>OPI&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;EPA-registered SpaComplete is a&nbsp;</span><span>concentrated one-step hospital-grade&nbsp;</span><span>disinfectant cleaner for non-porous salon&nbsp;</span><span>implements, hard surfaces, and pedicure&nbsp;</span><span>spas and tubs. It&rsquo;s effective against a broad&nbsp;</span><span>spectrum of bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold,&nbsp;</span><span>and mildew. SpaComplete also works&nbsp;</span><span>against off ensive odors and leaves a pleasant&nbsp;</span><span>fragrance behind. SpaComplete contains&nbsp;</span><span>a built-in chelator to dissolve hard water&nbsp;</span><span>mineral deposits.</span><br /><a href="http://www.opi.com/">www.opi.com</a></p>

OPI’s EPA-registered SpaComplete is a concentrated one-step hospital-grade disinfectant cleaner for non-porous salon implements, hard surfaces, and pedicure spas and tubs. It’s effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, and mildew. SpaComplete also works against off ensive odors and leaves a pleasant fragrance behind. SpaComplete contains a built-in chelator to dissolve hard water mineral deposits.
www.opi.com

<p><span>The&nbsp;</span><strong>Mar-V-Cide II</strong><span>&nbsp;Germicidal Cleaner is EPAregistered&nbsp;</span><span>and an approved broad-spectrum&nbsp;</span><span>hospital-grade tuberculocidal disinfectant.&nbsp;</span><span>It can be used on both metal and plastic&nbsp;</span><span>implements. Only &frac12;-oz. of the economical,&nbsp;</span><span>super-concentrated purple liquid is needed&nbsp;</span><span>per gallon of cold tap water for the highest&nbsp;</span><span>level of disinfection in the salon.</span><br /><a href="http://www.wmmarvyco.com/">www.wmmarvyco.com</a></p>

The Mar-V-Cide II Germicidal Cleaner is EPAregistered and an approved broad-spectrum hospital-grade tuberculocidal disinfectant. It can be used on both metal and plastic implements. Only ½-oz. of the economical, super-concentrated purple liquid is needed per gallon of cold tap water for the highest level of disinfection in the salon.
www.wmmarvyco.com

<p><strong>BlueCo&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;Barbicide has been used for&nbsp;</span><span>disinfection in nail salons since 1947. When&nbsp;</span><span>used correctly for implements, the iconic blue&nbsp;</span><span>liquid can ensure safe services for both clients&nbsp;</span><span>and nail techs. In 10 minutes, nail techs can&nbsp;</span><span>ensure that bacteria, viruses, and fungi do not&nbsp;</span><span>ruin the safety of a manicure.</span><br /><a href="http://www.king-research.com/">www.king-research.com</a></p>

BlueCo’s Barbicide has been used for disinfection in nail salons since 1947. When used correctly for implements, the iconic blue liquid can ensure safe services for both clients and nail techs. In 10 minutes, nail techs can ensure that bacteria, viruses, and fungi do not ruin the safety of a manicure.
www.king-research.com

<p><span>Let the tidiness of your workspace tell a story.&nbsp;</span><strong>Young Nails&rsquo;</strong><span>&nbsp;premium jars are made from&nbsp;</span><span>durable clear glass, adorned with original&nbsp;</span><span>black and white artwork and a crystal topper.&nbsp;</span><span>The lid and interior basket stays shiny through&nbsp;</span><span>years of use. Choose from six different&nbsp;</span><span>designs including Into the Wild, Little Black&nbsp;</span><span>Dress, Black Botanical, and Zen Garden.</span><br /><a href="http://www.youngnails.com/">www.youngnails.com</a></p>

Let the tidiness of your workspace tell a story. Young Nails’ premium jars are made from durable clear glass, adorned with original black and white artwork and a crystal topper. The lid and interior basket stays shiny through years of use. Choose from six different designs including Into the Wild, Little Black Dress, Black Botanical, and Zen Garden.
www.youngnails.com

<p><strong>Tammy Taylor&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;First Choice Disinfectant&nbsp;</span><span>and Disinfect-Disinfect-Disinfect Spray are&nbsp;</span><span>both hospital-level disinfectants registered by&nbsp;</span><span>the EPA. They are broad spectrum sanitizers,&nbsp;</span><span>deodorizers, and disinfectants that work&nbsp;</span><span>effectively against bacteria, germs, viruses,&nbsp;</span><span>fungus, mildew, HIV-1, staphylococcus,&nbsp;</span><span>streptococcus, salmonella, pseudomonas,&nbsp;</span><span>and herpes I and II within 10 minutes of&nbsp;</span><span>contact. They meet or exceed state board&nbsp;</span><span>requirements for use in wet sanitizers.</span><br /><a href="http://www.tammytaylornails.com/">www.tammytay

Tammy Taylor’s First Choice Disinfectant and Disinfect-Disinfect-Disinfect Spray are both hospital-level disinfectants registered by the EPA. They are broad spectrum sanitizers, deodorizers, and disinfectants that work effectively against bacteria, germs, viruses, fungus, mildew, HIV-1, staphylococcus, streptococcus, salmonella, pseudomonas, and herpes I and II within 10 minutes of contact. They meet or exceed state board requirements for use in wet sanitizers.
www.tammytay

<p><strong>Mehaz Professional&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;black disinfectant tray&nbsp;</span><span>features a see-through window design with a&nbsp;</span><span>basket that lowers implements into solution&nbsp;</span><span>and raises when the lid is opened, letting the&nbsp;</span><span>implements drain and keep hands dry. The&nbsp;</span><span>tray allows the nail tech to lay the implements&nbsp;</span><span>flat to avoid damage to the implements&rsquo; tips.</span><br /><a href="http://www.spilo.com/prd/brand_list.asp?brd=Mehaz&amp;img=haz.jpg">www.spilo.com</a></p>

Mehaz Professional’s black disinfectant tray features a see-through window design with a basket that lowers implements into solution and raises when the lid is opened, letting the implements drain and keep hands dry. The tray allows the nail tech to lay the implements flat to avoid damage to the implements’ tips.
www.spilo.com

<p><strong>Isabel Cristina</strong><span>&nbsp;Let&rsquo;s Touch Disinfectant is&nbsp;</span><span>a 100% no-rust overnight submersion for&nbsp;</span><span>metal salon instruments. It&rsquo;s a tuberculocidal&nbsp;</span><span>disinfectant that meets or exceeds the&nbsp;</span><span>state board rules and regulations in every&nbsp;</span><span>state. It&rsquo;s available in multiple sizes and a&nbsp;</span><span>new manicurist jar with a locking top is also&nbsp;</span><span>available to help seal in the implements&nbsp;</span><span>during disinfection.</span><br /><a href="http://www.isabelcristina.com/">www.isabelcristina.com</a></p>

Isabel Cristina Let’s Touch Disinfectant is a 100% no-rust overnight submersion for metal salon instruments. It’s a tuberculocidal disinfectant that meets or exceeds the state board rules and regulations in every state. It’s available in multiple sizes and a new manicurist jar with a locking top is also available to help seal in the implements during disinfection.
www.isabelcristina.com

<p><strong>Element Style&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;Designer Disinfectant Jars&nbsp;</span><span>are 6-in.-tall durable glass jars with stainless&nbsp;</span><span>steel lids and basket assemblies. They give&nbsp;</span><span>nail techs the capability to disinfect plenty&nbsp;</span><span>of tools at once. Baroque and Urban chic&nbsp;</span><span>patterns are available and both come with&nbsp;</span><span>a fun faux-diamond knob. All graphics are&nbsp;</span><span>permanent and waterproof.</span><br /><a href="http://www.myelementstyle.com/">www.myelementstyle.com</a></p>

Element Style’s Designer Disinfectant Jars are 6-in.-tall durable glass jars with stainless steel lids and basket assemblies. They give nail techs the capability to disinfect plenty of tools at once. Baroque and Urban chic patterns are available and both come with a fun faux-diamond knob. All graphics are permanent and waterproof.
www.myelementstyle.com

<p><strong>DL Professional&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;Glass Sanitizing Manicure&nbsp;</span><span>Jar features a non-slip rubber ring base and&nbsp;</span><span>thick walled beveled glass. It has a removable&nbsp;</span><span>basket with long-lasting 100% stainless steel&nbsp;</span><span>parts and can hold up to 21 fl uid ounces. The&nbsp;</span><span>company also manufactures a full line of glass&nbsp;</span><span>and acrylic sanitizing jars and sterilizers.</span><br /><a href="http://www.burmax.com/">www.burmax.com</a></p>

DL Professional’s Glass Sanitizing Manicure Jar features a non-slip rubber ring base and thick walled beveled glass. It has a removable basket with long-lasting 100% stainless steel parts and can hold up to 21 fl uid ounces. The company also manufactures a full line of glass and acrylic sanitizing jars and sterilizers.
www.burmax.com

<p><strong>Crosstex&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;Sanitex Plus is an EPA-registered&nbsp;</span><span>intermediate level disinfectant spray that can&nbsp;</span><span>kill HBV in three minutes, HIV in 30 seconds,&nbsp;</span><span>and TB in six minutes. It&rsquo;s a tuberculocidal,&nbsp;</span><span>bactericidal, and virucidal solution used for&nbsp;</span><span>both cleaning and disinfecting hard, nonporous&nbsp;</span><span>surfaces and tools.</span><br /><a href="http://buynailsdirect.com/">buynailsdirect.com</a></p>

Crosstex’s Sanitex Plus is an EPA-registered intermediate level disinfectant spray that can kill HBV in three minutes, HIV in 30 seconds, and TB in six minutes. It’s a tuberculocidal, bactericidal, and virucidal solution used for both cleaning and disinfecting hard, nonporous surfaces and tools.
buynailsdirect.com

<p><strong>Backscratchers&rsquo;</strong><span>&nbsp;Cavicide is a ready-touse&nbsp;</span><span>disinfectant for salon instruments and&nbsp;</span><span>surfaces. Cavicide meets or exceeds stringent&nbsp;</span><span>state board and EPA requirements in all&nbsp;</span><span>50 states and requires no special disposal&nbsp;</span><span>or protective handling. It&rsquo;s safe for use on&nbsp;</span><span>plastic, stainless steel, chrome, and glass and&nbsp;</span><span>is fungicidal, virucidal, and tuberculocidal. It&rsquo;s&nbsp;</span><span>available in an 8-fl .-oz. spray bottle, a 32-fl .-</span><span>oz. standard bottle, and a 1-gallon refill bottle.</span><br /><a href="http://www.backscratchers.com/">www.backscratchers.com</a></p>

Backscratchers’ Cavicide is a ready-touse disinfectant for salon instruments and surfaces. Cavicide meets or exceeds stringent state board and EPA requirements in all 50 states and requires no special disposal or protective handling. It’s safe for use on plastic, stainless steel, chrome, and glass and is fungicidal, virucidal, and tuberculocidal. It’s available in an 8-fl .-oz. spray bottle, a 32-fl .-oz. standard bottle, and a 1-gallon refill bottle.
www.backscratchers.com

<p><strong>Accel&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;accelerated hydrogen-peroxide&nbsp;</span><span>(AHP) is a hospital-grade, EPA-registered&nbsp;</span><span>cleaner and disinfectant used for infection&nbsp;</span><span>control in the beauty industry. It features a&nbsp;</span><span>patented blend of commonly used ingredients&nbsp;</span><span>that when combined with low levels of&nbsp;</span><span>hydrogen peroxide have increased germicidal&nbsp;</span><span>potency and cleaning performance. AHP&nbsp;</span><span>is safe and considerate to the nail tech and&nbsp;</span><span>client&rsquo;s health.</span><br /><a href="http://www.virox.com/">www.virox.com</a></p>

Accel’s accelerated hydrogen-peroxide (AHP) is a hospital-grade, EPA-registered cleaner and disinfectant used for infection control in the beauty industry. It features a patented blend of commonly used ingredients that when combined with low levels of hydrogen peroxide have increased germicidal potency and cleaning performance. AHP is safe and considerate to the nail tech and client’s health.
www.virox.com

<p><strong>ASP&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;Antibacterial Cleansing Spray is an&nbsp;</span><span>effective antiseptic to combat fungus and&nbsp;</span><span>bacteria on both implements and nails.&nbsp;</span><span>It cleans and prepares the natural nail for&nbsp;</span><span>services without rinsing and disinfects&nbsp;</span><span>workstation tools. The crisp, blue, quickdrying&nbsp;</span><span>formula contains chemicals that&nbsp;</span><span>prevent cross-contamination.</span><br /><a href="http://www.aspnail.com/">www.aspnail.com</a></p>

ASP’s Antibacterial Cleansing Spray is an effective antiseptic to combat fungus and bacteria on both implements and nails. It cleans and prepares the natural nail for services without rinsing and disinfects workstation tools. The crisp, blue, quickdrying formula contains chemicals that prevent cross-contamination.
www.aspnail.com

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<p><strong>Ultronics&rsquo;</strong><span>&nbsp;10 Minute Instrument Disinfectant&nbsp;</span><span>is a phenol-based intermediate-level&nbsp;</span><span>disinfectant for metal instruments. The&nbsp;</span><span>disinfectant meets the needs of states that&nbsp;</span><span>require a tuberculocidal disinfectant. This&nbsp;</span><span>EPA-registered disinfectant kills HIV-1, fungi,&nbsp;</span><span>tuberculosis, plus a broad spectrum of viruses&nbsp;</span><span>and bacteria. It&rsquo;s also formulated with a&nbsp;</span><span>superior corrosion inhibitor.</span><br /><a href="http://www.ultronicsusa.com/">www.ultronicsusa.com</a></p>
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Ultronics’ 10 Minute Instrument Disinfectant is a phenol-based intermediate-level disinfectant for metal instruments. The disinfectant meets the needs of states that require a tuberculocidal disinfectant. This EPA-registered disinfectant kills HIV-1, fungi, tuberculosis, plus a broad spectrum of viruses and bacteria. It’s also formulated with a superior corrosion inhibitor.
www.ultronicsusa.com

<p><strong>OPI&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;EPA-registered SpaComplete is a&nbsp;</span><span>concentrated one-step hospital-grade&nbsp;</span><span>disinfectant cleaner for non-porous salon&nbsp;</span><span>implements, hard surfaces, and pedicure&nbsp;</span><span>spas and tubs. It&rsquo;s effective against a broad&nbsp;</span><span>spectrum of bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold,&nbsp;</span><span>and mildew. SpaComplete also works&nbsp;</span><span>against off ensive odors and leaves a pleasant&nbsp;</span><span>fragrance behind. SpaComplete contains&nbsp;</span><span>a built-in chelator to dissolve hard water&nbsp;</span><span>mineral deposits.</span><br /><a href="http://www.opi.com/">www.opi.com</a></p>
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OPI’s EPA-registered SpaComplete is a concentrated one-step hospital-grade disinfectant cleaner for non-porous salon implements, hard surfaces, and pedicure spas and tubs. It’s effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, and mildew. SpaComplete also works against off ensive odors and leaves a pleasant fragrance behind. SpaComplete contains a built-in chelator to dissolve hard water mineral deposits.
www.opi.com

<p><span>The&nbsp;</span><strong>Mar-V-Cide II</strong><span>&nbsp;Germicidal Cleaner is EPAregistered&nbsp;</span><span>and an approved broad-spectrum&nbsp;</span><span>hospital-grade tuberculocidal disinfectant.&nbsp;</span><span>It can be used on both metal and plastic&nbsp;</span><span>implements. Only &frac12;-oz. of the economical,&nbsp;</span><span>super-concentrated purple liquid is needed&nbsp;</span><span>per gallon of cold tap water for the highest&nbsp;</span><span>level of disinfection in the salon.</span><br /><a href="http://www.wmmarvyco.com/">www.wmmarvyco.com</a></p>
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The Mar-V-Cide II Germicidal Cleaner is EPAregistered and an approved broad-spectrum hospital-grade tuberculocidal disinfectant. It can be used on both metal and plastic implements. Only ½-oz. of the economical, super-concentrated purple liquid is needed per gallon of cold tap water for the highest level of disinfection in the salon.
www.wmmarvyco.com

<p><strong>BlueCo&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;Barbicide has been used for&nbsp;</span><span>disinfection in nail salons since 1947. When&nbsp;</span><span>used correctly for implements, the iconic blue&nbsp;</span><span>liquid can ensure safe services for both clients&nbsp;</span><span>and nail techs. In 10 minutes, nail techs can&nbsp;</span><span>ensure that bacteria, viruses, and fungi do not&nbsp;</span><span>ruin the safety of a manicure.</span><br /><a href="http://www.king-research.com/">www.king-research.com</a></p>
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BlueCo’s Barbicide has been used for disinfection in nail salons since 1947. When used correctly for implements, the iconic blue liquid can ensure safe services for both clients and nail techs. In 10 minutes, nail techs can ensure that bacteria, viruses, and fungi do not ruin the safety of a manicure.
www.king-research.com

<p><span>Let the tidiness of your workspace tell a story.&nbsp;</span><strong>Young Nails&rsquo;</strong><span>&nbsp;premium jars are made from&nbsp;</span><span>durable clear glass, adorned with original&nbsp;</span><span>black and white artwork and a crystal topper.&nbsp;</span><span>The lid and interior basket stays shiny through&nbsp;</span><span>years of use. Choose from six different&nbsp;</span><span>designs including Into the Wild, Little Black&nbsp;</span><span>Dress, Black Botanical, and Zen Garden.</span><br /><a href="http://www.youngnails.com/">www.youngnails.com</a></p>
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Let the tidiness of your workspace tell a story. Young Nails’ premium jars are made from durable clear glass, adorned with original black and white artwork and a crystal topper. The lid and interior basket stays shiny through years of use. Choose from six different designs including Into the Wild, Little Black Dress, Black Botanical, and Zen Garden.
www.youngnails.com

<p><strong>Tammy Taylor&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;First Choice Disinfectant&nbsp;</span><span>and Disinfect-Disinfect-Disinfect Spray are&nbsp;</span><span>both hospital-level disinfectants registered by&nbsp;</span><span>the EPA. They are broad spectrum sanitizers,&nbsp;</span><span>deodorizers, and disinfectants that work&nbsp;</span><span>effectively against bacteria, germs, viruses,&nbsp;</span><span>fungus, mildew, HIV-1, staphylococcus,&nbsp;</span><span>streptococcus, salmonella, pseudomonas,&nbsp;</span><span>and herpes I and II within 10 minutes of&nbsp;</span><span>contact. They meet or exceed state board&nbsp;</span><span>requirements for use in wet sanitizers.</span><br /><a href="http://www.tammytaylornails.com/">www.tammytay
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Tammy Taylor’s First Choice Disinfectant and Disinfect-Disinfect-Disinfect Spray are both hospital-level disinfectants registered by the EPA. They are broad spectrum sanitizers, deodorizers, and disinfectants that work effectively against bacteria, germs, viruses, fungus, mildew, HIV-1, staphylococcus, streptococcus, salmonella, pseudomonas, and herpes I and II within 10 minutes of contact. They meet or exceed state board requirements for use in wet sanitizers.
www.tammytay

<p><strong>Nouveau Nail&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;Defense Disinfectant&nbsp;</span><span>Concentrate is a super-concentrated&nbsp;</span><span>disinfectant solution. One ounce of the&nbsp;</span><span>concentrate makes a full gallon of hospitalgrade&nbsp;</span><span>disinfectant solution to disinfect&nbsp;</span><span>implements, tools, and files.</span><br /><a href="http://www.premiernailsource.com/">www.premiernailsource.com</a></p>

Nouveau Nail’s Defense Disinfectant Concentrate is a super-concentrated disinfectant solution. One ounce of the concentrate makes a full gallon of hospitalgrade disinfectant solution to disinfect implements, tools, and files.
www.premiernailsource.com

<p><strong>Mehaz Professional&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;black disinfectant tray&nbsp;</span><span>features a see-through window design with a&nbsp;</span><span>basket that lowers implements into solution&nbsp;</span><span>and raises when the lid is opened, letting the&nbsp;</span><span>implements drain and keep hands dry. The&nbsp;</span><span>tray allows the nail tech to lay the implements&nbsp;</span><span>flat to avoid damage to the implements&rsquo; tips.</span><br /><a href="http://www.spilo.com/prd/brand_list.asp?brd=Mehaz&amp;img=haz.jpg">www.spilo.com</a></p>
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Mehaz Professional’s black disinfectant tray features a see-through window design with a basket that lowers implements into solution and raises when the lid is opened, letting the implements drain and keep hands dry. The tray allows the nail tech to lay the implements flat to avoid damage to the implements’ tips.
www.spilo.com

<p><strong>Isabel Cristina</strong><span>&nbsp;Let&rsquo;s Touch Disinfectant is&nbsp;</span><span>a 100% no-rust overnight submersion for&nbsp;</span><span>metal salon instruments. It&rsquo;s a tuberculocidal&nbsp;</span><span>disinfectant that meets or exceeds the&nbsp;</span><span>state board rules and regulations in every&nbsp;</span><span>state. It&rsquo;s available in multiple sizes and a&nbsp;</span><span>new manicurist jar with a locking top is also&nbsp;</span><span>available to help seal in the implements&nbsp;</span><span>during disinfection.</span><br /><a href="http://www.isabelcristina.com/">www.isabelcristina.com</a></p>
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Isabel Cristina Let’s Touch Disinfectant is a 100% no-rust overnight submersion for metal salon instruments. It’s a tuberculocidal disinfectant that meets or exceeds the state board rules and regulations in every state. It’s available in multiple sizes and a new manicurist jar with a locking top is also available to help seal in the implements during disinfection.
www.isabelcristina.com

<p><strong>Element Style&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;Designer Disinfectant Jars&nbsp;</span><span>are 6-in.-tall durable glass jars with stainless&nbsp;</span><span>steel lids and basket assemblies. They give&nbsp;</span><span>nail techs the capability to disinfect plenty&nbsp;</span><span>of tools at once. Baroque and Urban chic&nbsp;</span><span>patterns are available and both come with&nbsp;</span><span>a fun faux-diamond knob. All graphics are&nbsp;</span><span>permanent and waterproof.</span><br /><a href="http://www.myelementstyle.com/">www.myelementstyle.com</a></p>
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Element Style’s Designer Disinfectant Jars are 6-in.-tall durable glass jars with stainless steel lids and basket assemblies. They give nail techs the capability to disinfect plenty of tools at once. Baroque and Urban chic patterns are available and both come with a fun faux-diamond knob. All graphics are permanent and waterproof.
www.myelementstyle.com

<p><strong>DL Professional&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;Glass Sanitizing Manicure&nbsp;</span><span>Jar features a non-slip rubber ring base and&nbsp;</span><span>thick walled beveled glass. It has a removable&nbsp;</span><span>basket with long-lasting 100% stainless steel&nbsp;</span><span>parts and can hold up to 21 fl uid ounces. The&nbsp;</span><span>company also manufactures a full line of glass&nbsp;</span><span>and acrylic sanitizing jars and sterilizers.</span><br /><a href="http://www.burmax.com/">www.burmax.com</a></p>
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DL Professional’s Glass Sanitizing Manicure Jar features a non-slip rubber ring base and thick walled beveled glass. It has a removable basket with long-lasting 100% stainless steel parts and can hold up to 21 fl uid ounces. The company also manufactures a full line of glass and acrylic sanitizing jars and sterilizers.
www.burmax.com

<p><strong>Crosstex&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;Sanitex Plus is an EPA-registered&nbsp;</span><span>intermediate level disinfectant spray that can&nbsp;</span><span>kill HBV in three minutes, HIV in 30 seconds,&nbsp;</span><span>and TB in six minutes. It&rsquo;s a tuberculocidal,&nbsp;</span><span>bactericidal, and virucidal solution used for&nbsp;</span><span>both cleaning and disinfecting hard, nonporous&nbsp;</span><span>surfaces and tools.</span><br /><a href="http://buynailsdirect.com/">buynailsdirect.com</a></p>
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Crosstex’s Sanitex Plus is an EPA-registered intermediate level disinfectant spray that can kill HBV in three minutes, HIV in 30 seconds, and TB in six minutes. It’s a tuberculocidal, bactericidal, and virucidal solution used for both cleaning and disinfecting hard, nonporous surfaces and tools.
buynailsdirect.com

<p><strong>Backscratchers&rsquo;</strong><span>&nbsp;Cavicide is a ready-touse&nbsp;</span><span>disinfectant for salon instruments and&nbsp;</span><span>surfaces. Cavicide meets or exceeds stringent&nbsp;</span><span>state board and EPA requirements in all&nbsp;</span><span>50 states and requires no special disposal&nbsp;</span><span>or protective handling. It&rsquo;s safe for use on&nbsp;</span><span>plastic, stainless steel, chrome, and glass and&nbsp;</span><span>is fungicidal, virucidal, and tuberculocidal. It&rsquo;s&nbsp;</span><span>available in an 8-fl .-oz. spray bottle, a 32-fl .-</span><span>oz. standard bottle, and a 1-gallon refill bottle.</span><br /><a href="http://www.backscratchers.com/">www.backscratchers.com</a></p>
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Backscratchers’ Cavicide is a ready-touse disinfectant for salon instruments and surfaces. Cavicide meets or exceeds stringent state board and EPA requirements in all 50 states and requires no special disposal or protective handling. It’s safe for use on plastic, stainless steel, chrome, and glass and is fungicidal, virucidal, and tuberculocidal. It’s available in an 8-fl .-oz. spray bottle, a 32-fl .-oz. standard bottle, and a 1-gallon refill bottle.
www.backscratchers.com

<p><strong>Accel&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;accelerated hydrogen-peroxide&nbsp;</span><span>(AHP) is a hospital-grade, EPA-registered&nbsp;</span><span>cleaner and disinfectant used for infection&nbsp;</span><span>control in the beauty industry. It features a&nbsp;</span><span>patented blend of commonly used ingredients&nbsp;</span><span>that when combined with low levels of&nbsp;</span><span>hydrogen peroxide have increased germicidal&nbsp;</span><span>potency and cleaning performance. AHP&nbsp;</span><span>is safe and considerate to the nail tech and&nbsp;</span><span>client&rsquo;s health.</span><br /><a href="http://www.virox.com/">www.virox.com</a></p>
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Accel’s accelerated hydrogen-peroxide (AHP) is a hospital-grade, EPA-registered cleaner and disinfectant used for infection control in the beauty industry. It features a patented blend of commonly used ingredients that when combined with low levels of hydrogen peroxide have increased germicidal potency and cleaning performance. AHP is safe and considerate to the nail tech and client’s health.
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<p><strong>ASP&rsquo;s</strong><span>&nbsp;Antibacterial Cleansing Spray is an&nbsp;</span><span>effective antiseptic to combat fungus and&nbsp;</span><span>bacteria on both implements and nails.&nbsp;</span><span>It cleans and prepares the natural nail for&nbsp;</span><span>services without rinsing and disinfects&nbsp;</span><span>workstation tools. The crisp, blue, quickdrying&nbsp;</span><span>formula contains chemicals that&nbsp;</span><span>prevent cross-contamination.</span><br /><a href="http://www.aspnail.com/">www.aspnail.com</a></p>
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ASP’s Antibacterial Cleansing Spray is an effective antiseptic to combat fungus and bacteria on both implements and nails. It cleans and prepares the natural nail for services without rinsing and disinfects workstation tools. The crisp, blue, quickdrying formula contains chemicals that prevent cross-contamination.
www.aspnail.com

What if you received a dollar every time you heard the words fungus and nail salon in the same sentence? It’s an unfortunate association but one that’s grounded in reality. When the same tools are used day-in and day-out to scrape calluses and clean beneath the nail surface, bacteria will get cozy unless proper disinfection takes place.

Disinfection is the second of three levels of decontamination. When you disinfect an implement, you’re effectively destroying microorganisms on its surface, killing most disease-causing pathogens (so long as the implement was pre-cleaned). But how do you know if a disinfectant is suitable for professional salons?

Standards vary from country to country, but in the U.S., EPA-registered hospital-grade disinfectants with bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal claims on the label are most commonly accepted for use in salons. EPA approval isn’t easy — in some cases, manufacturers must show testing results for each microbe they claim to kill.

The most important components of disinfection are following state board guidelines as well as a product’s required contact time. The photo gallery above showcases a collection of disinfectant products on today’s market that can help your salon go above and beyond.

 

The Three Levels of Decontamination

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.

Disinfection: the middle level of decontamination; destroys microorganisms on non-living surfaces; kills most disease-causing pathogens on pre-cleaned surfaces.

Sterilization: a multi-step process that achieves the complete destruction of all living organisms on an object or surface; sterilization is the highest of three levels of decontamination.

 

Proper Implement Disinfection Protocol

1. Clean the implement with soap (or detergent) and water. Remove all visible residue from the surface, then rinse thoroughly with clean water.

2. Immerse the implement completely in an EPA-registered disinfectant with demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal activity, using the product according to the manufacturers’ instructions. In general, EPA-registered disinfectants require a 10-minute immersion.

3. Allow implement to air-dry completely after disinfection.

4. Store disinfected implements in a clean, covered place and label them as such.

5. Cover the disinfectant at all times, label it, and prepare it fresh daily. Replace immediately if the solution becomes visibly contaminated.

Editor’s note: These recommendations were released by the Nail Manufacturers Council. Nail technicians and salon owners should still refer to their state board regulations and follow state requirements if there is any conflict.

 

Tips From the International Pedicure Association

  • An appropriate disinfectant solution will provide an intermediate to high level of disinfection.
  • The disinfectant should indicate that it’s bactericidal, virucidal, and fungicidal.
  • It’s critical to understand and follow the disinfectant manufacturer’s recommended procedure.
  • Cleaning and disinfection policies should be printed and posted in the salon to refresh staff.
  • Give staff members routine training on expected cleaning duties.

 

Still Curious? Visit www.nailsmag.com/sanitation and www.nailsmag.com/disinfection to ramp up your salon safety practices.

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