Salon Sanitation

Get Your Pedicure Cleaning on the Record

Pedicure spa cleaning logs are mandatory in California and Texas, and they’re a good idea no matter where your salon is located. Create your own format or borrow one from the Lone Star state.


From clients to the media to your friendly salon inspector, salon sanitation is on everyone’s mind. It’s in your best interest to keep a detailed written record of your pedicure spa sanitation routine whether or not it’s required in your state. A written log will reassure clients you are scrupulously following your state board’s guidelines and industry best practices. You may even want to post a sign reaffirming your commitment to a safe and sanitary salon and inviting clients to view your daily cleaning logs.

These records act for your legal protection as well. In the unlikely event you are the target of a client lawsuit, a log can prove you took all required precautions to protect your clients’ health.

Click here for a printable copy of a Whirlpool Footspa Cleaning and Disinfection Record.  This log follows the format required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Becky Bence, an Austin,Texas-based salon owner and nail instructor, concedes Texas’s form can be confusing to use at first. But, she says, once you get into the habit, the recordkeeping and the cleanings themselves don’t take long. “People do notice the extra effort and it’s great peace of mind to know you are not passing along any diseases,” she says.

Additional cleaning and disinfection resources for your review are: NMC’s “Pedicure Equipment Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures" (also available in multiple languages at; click on “Resources,” then “Handouts”), and NAILS' State By State Guide to Disinfection Regulations.

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