COVID-19 Salon Safety & Disinfecting Tips
With the Coronavirus crisis at hand, these are incredibly uncertain times for the nail and hair salon industries. We at Shop Salon City understand and share your anxiety surrounding how to keep you and your clients safe. If your salon is cleared to serve customers, here are a few salon safety and disinfecting tips to add to your routine. If you are still closed for business, we see this as an opportunity for you to address a salon deep clean and your approach to keeping your salon as safe as possible moving forward.
Thoroughly clean & disinfect all surfaces – including rugs, curtains, and chairs
Disinfecting sprays like Lysol, Clorox and other brands kill up to 99.9 of fungi, viruses, and bacteria. A continual spray bottle will help bulk disinfectant liquid go farther while also making it easier on your hands to keep things clean. For solid surfaces, wipe everything down with disinfectant spray and a clean cloth after each client.
Sanitize your towels and tools –– and clean your autoclave!
Salon specialty equipment like autoclave sterilizers and towel warmers with UV light kill bacteria, helping ensure your supplies are as safe and clean as possible. If possible, sanitize and sterilize after each tool’s use.
If you have an autoclave machine, drain and clean it regardless of whether you’ve done so in the past month. Use a non-scratch scouring pad with a mild non-abrasive detergent on the interior, trays, and rack. Then, thoroughly rinse. Never use steel wool, a wire brush, or bleach.
Use pedicure basin liners
For pedicure pros, this cost-effective solution can provide an extra barrier of protection and make your basin super easy and quick to clean.
Keep multiple pumps with hand sanitizer within reach
At the front desk, on your styling station, in the bathrooms…wherever it makes sense to do so. Encourage your clients and co-workers to sanitize their hands regularly. And, remember! Avoid touching your face!
Wear gloves – always
Make it a habit to don gloves the moment you get to work. Replace as often as is practical and dispose of used gloves immediately and properly.
We have included some safety and disinfectant-related products below for helpful researching. If you have questions about any of them, please give us a call. We are here for you.