Business Management

How Do You Keep Yourself, Your Employees, and Your Salon Safe?

It's not just sanitation we're talking about when we talk about salon safety; it's everything from security, fire safety, and healthy working. 

As nail instructor I teach my students about universal sanitation: the use of gloves, safety glasses, disinfectants, detergents, personal hygiene, salon cleanliness, and following state board rules and regulations.

Zora Garner
Ayers State Technician College
Anniston, Ala.

We do fire drills. My salon is in a small Alaskan town with very little crime, but we have bars on the windows just in case. We try keep up with the safety standards of Oregon and California.

Louise Earle-Snyder
Purr-Fect Nails
Soldotna, Alaska

We have a well-lit parking lot that we can monitor from the front desk. We watch our clients when they leave and make sure they get to their cars safely. We have a locking file cabinet where keep our files and clients information and only the owner has access to it.

Diane Miller
It’s All About Me
West Jordan, Utah

My primary concern, being an owner and operator, is guarding against the spread of infection. All of my clients have their own envelopes. Artificial client have their own files, sanding bands, and buffers. Natural nail clients each receive an autoclave envelop with a nail brush sanitizing fizzing ball, a new file, and a new orangewood stick. Not only do I feel safer about this, so do my clients.

Lori Flynn
Salon 1921
Scranton, Pa.

At night we walk our clients out to their cars and don’t go back in until they have left our parking lot. Once it gets dark we lock the doors and set the alarm. We had it installed as a precaution even though we are not in a high-crime area. We also have strict sanitation standards. Safety is of outmost importance to us.

Cristy Sims
Kreated Nails Envy Inc.

I am the only one in the salon I have to be extra careful. I have a monitored alarm system with a panic button that is connected to the police. Because I work alone in the salon I lock the door after my last client arrives.

Donna Graham-Parker
Woodland, Calif.

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