As a nail professional, you know how vital sanitation is in the salon, and it’s important to stay up to date and refresh your knowledge. In fact, ongoing education about sanitation is crucial to keeping your salon safe, and it can even help you market your salon to clients, too. There are many resources available to help you stay on the cutting edge of sanitation, and here’s why you should take advantage of them:
- Reinforce best practices
Even if you are highly knowledgeable in sanitation, it’s important to make sure everyone in the salon is on the same page. If you run your own salon, you may find that your staff haven’t all received the same level of training, and even the best trained nail professionals can develop bad habits or cut corners without realizing it. Plus, you may purchase new equipment that requires new cleaning and disinfection protocols. Continuing education is a great way to keep yourself on track and make sure everyone in the salon is following the same sanitation guidelines. Even if you work alone, it’s a great idea to hold yourself accountable and refresh your knowledge.
- Keep up with the newest products and procedures
New disinfectants don’t come out as often as new lines of polish; however, new chemistries have been developed that are faster, safer, and more efficient than traditional solutions such as bleach. You might have been trained with a certain disinfectant, but that shouldn’t restrict you from adopting new products. Older disinfectants can have drawbacks and side effects such as strong odors, safety concerns, and special disposal practices. However, new disinfectants have become safer and more eco-friendly, while remaining fast and effective, too. For example, Rejuvenate Disinfectants are based on accelerated hydrogen peroxide technology, making them non-toxic to users, fragrance-free, and biodegradable. Remember to always stay up to date on new solutions that can make services easier and safer for your clients!
- Educate clients and market your business as a safe salon
When you talk to your clients, you’ve probably found that most of them are not knowledgeable about salon sanitation. While some may have heard salon horror stories and are deeply concerned about safety, others are content to assume the salon is doing everything correctly. As a nail tech, you have a great opportunity to educate both types of clients and set your salon apart with a reputation for safe services. By keeping up with your education and making it clear that you are knowledgeable and take their safety seriously, you can reassure nervous clients and help them feel safe at your salon — a sure way to gain a loyal client. For clients who are not as aware of the risks, you can share your education with them, showing them how your salon is different, and why that’s important.