You've heard it, the buzz about customers getting infections at nail salons, and you think that it’s not that common and that it cannot happen at your place. The truth is, if you don’t take precautions to protect your clients – and yourself – it is possible.
Spreading of infections such as athlete’s foot, mycobacterium fortuitum, staph infections, warts and even swine flu can happen in nail salons. Once a client has contracted an infection in your salon, the word will spread more quickly than the infection itself and gone are your good reputation and your clients – current and potential. Sadly, something like this can put you out of business.
So, what do you do to protect your clients, your salon and your reputation? It’s really important that you understand that there is no such thing as being too clean and sanitary. You’ll never have a client comment that they wish your salon was less clean. Cleanliness invites confidence. With that thought in mind remember to clean and disinfect and disinfect and clean. Every implement that comes in contact with a client or another implement that has come in contact with a client must be disinfected, every time.
Proper cleaning requires liquid soap/detergent, water and the use of a clean and disinfected scrub brush to remove all visible debris and residue. All items should be scrubbed with a clean and disinfected scrub brush under running water. Cleaning is not disinfection; disinfection is an entirely separate step.
After proper cleaning, all reusable implements/tools must be disinfected by complete immersion in an appropriate disinfecting solution. The item must be completely immersed so that all surfaces, including handles, are soaked for the time required on the disinfectant manufacturer’s label.
U.S. Salon Supply has everything you need to keep your manicure and pedicure tools clean and disinfected, protecting your business from harmful bacteria preserving your reputation and protecting your clients from infections and your business from possible lawsuits.