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Keep it Clean!

All salon personnel must understand and practice the steps to properly sterilize, sanitize and disinfect before and after every service.

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Foot Tools: Dispose or Disinfect?

Foot tools can potentially transmit infectious diseases. Strict compliance with state sanitation rules is essential when using porous and one-time-use items.

12 Common Inspection Violations

Having an inspector show up at your salon can be a stress-inducing event, especially if the salon isn’t as clean as it can be and if the employees are not following the rules and regulations of their respective states. We asked former and current state board officials to tell us some of the most common salon inspection violations inspectors find when they visit salons.

Do Clients Really Bring Their Own Tools?

An informal polling of NAILS’ readers reveals that just a small percentage of clients take the precaution of bringing their own tools or purchasing them at the salon.

How Do You Disinfect in Delaware?

Talk about getting back to basics! We learn in kindergarten to wash our hands and keep our things clean. Cleaning your implements is the ultimate “back to basics” step you can take, and it is reassuring to clients and coworkers alike. Each state in the union has its own regulations regarding specifically how metal (non-porous) implements are to be cleaned or disinfected. While the rules don’t vary substantially from state, there are nuances that you need to be aware of.

Coming Clean On Disinfection

Sterilizing salon implements may make for good marketing, but experts say standard disinfection is effective and would promote greater adherence, resulting in a cleaner, safer industry

Let’s Keep Salon Sanitation Simple, and Stick Together

Salons know that savvy consumers are wary of dirty salons and so they conduct their sanitation procedures with a great flourish.

Nail File Disinfection Comes Clean

Should nail files be disinfected or tossed after one use? That’s been a hotly debated subject for some time. A group of scientific and nail industry experts may finally have the answer.

Electric Filing Avenues

Safety, how to go about purchasing an electric file, and other helpful tips are important things to keep in mind when it comes to drills. Not only will you be up to date, it’ll also assure clients you’re giving them the best service possible.

Debate on Disinfectable Nail Files Continues in California

If you’re a nail technician in California, you’d better dispose of your nail files after using them on your clients, even if the file manufacturer claims they can be disinfected.