Showing posts with label #1 salon disinfectant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #1 salon disinfectant. Show all posts

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Disinfect In Style!

Sick of staring at the same old, boring blue Barbacide? Wow your clients with these personalized Barbacide jar wraps

An Entirely NEW Concept In Salon D├ęcor. SalonSkins edgy, eye-catching designs made to cover the surface of your Barbicide disinfectant jar. 15 designs to choose from. Fits large 37 oz. Barbicide disinfectant jars. 

The official Barbicide skins are easily removable, and interchangeable. Change your design based on the season, or your mood! These graphics are indestructible, and will always look brand new.

Your shears and combs will thank you :) ! 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Keep Your Clients Safe! How to Disinfect Your Nail Files Effectively

Salon and spa cleanliness is a hot ticket item these days. It seems like everywhere you go, people are buzzing about implements and tools being used in spas and salons.

As a spa or salon owner, I am sure the safety of your clients weighs heavy on your mind. Client health has to be top priority, but you also have a business to run, and your prices need to remain at market value. Using only disposable tools and implements can get costly, driving your prices up or cutting into your profit margins. What is the best way to handle these concerns?

Below, I have included some recommended instructions below to clean and disinfect cushioned files, , and blocks. As always, make sure you are following your state regulations!

  1. Abrasive files, buffers, and blocks should be thoroughly cleaned after each use. Having ample quantities of these items on hand is essential to ensure your clients' safety.
  2. Add a few drops of antibacterial liquid soap/detergent to a clean and disinfected brush.
  3. Under running water, gently scrub with brush all surfaces to remove all visible debris and residue while thoroughly rinsing.
  4. After cleaning, disinfect by immersing in (or saturating with) 70-90% isopropyl alcohol for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove items, rinse thoroughly in running water.
  6. Allow items to air dry completely (usually 24 hrs) by placing them on top of a clean towel and covering them with another clean towel.
Please note: different disinfectants are recommended for different types of surfaces. Hospital-grade disinfectants are generally recommended for use on hard, non-porous surfaces. 70-99% alcohol is an excellent disinfectant for softer, porous surfaces, such as nail files and buffers.

Pure Spa Direct can help with all of your salon or spa needs! Give our friendly customer service team a call at 800-434-0018 during our business hours of 8:30 AM - 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Cuticle Soup" - Gross Nail Salon Stories... What Your Clients Notice May Surprise You!

Clients notice more than you think!
Dirty deeds can raise their worst fears about
sanitary practices in your salon.

The Nail Salon Diaries...
Now don't get me wrong, I have had more AMAZING experiences at local Long Island salons than bad ones... but these experiences in 2012 had me on the"NEVER TO RETURN, EVER" list for these local salon offences.  Some even got a YELP review to warn others.

Woodbury, NY
I witnessed the manager of a swanky nail salon perform a manicure, then put the USED cuticle nipper, nail clipper and nail curette back into an easy seal pouch marked "Sterilized Tools Pouch".  This was after she blew on the instruments to remove the nail clippings & dead cuticle out of them - they were not properly sanitized! She then placed the pouch into the basket for use on the next client. I HAD to say something - I was appalled!  When I confronted her, she insisted I did not see things correctly and became very rude. It was awkward and disturbing.

Plainview, NY
Observed a mature nail tech filing the callouses off her feet, in between appointments - right at her nail station! Callous dust was flying all over her station and nail table, not to mention the salon.  A co-worker whispered something to her so she turned on her Sunflower Dust collector and continued filing away.  She immediately put the colossal rasp down when her appointment walked in... she didn't even wash her hands!

Syosset, NY
Stopped into local nail salon for a quick manicure early one morning. The nail tech opened her Ultronics Disinfecting Ultra-Tray to grab her nipper and I noticed the nipper was packed with skin & cuticle from previous clients. I asked her to please sanitize it before using it on me. She lifted the self draining basket and swished the nipper in a thick, filthy "cuticle soup" of disinfectant. The tray had 1/2 an inch of skin waste floating around in it... yuck! Change out your disinfectant! No client wants to see that!

Hicksville, NY
Witnessed two nail techs empty their lunch remains into the pedicure tub of a Pedi Spa.  They then proceeded to clean the food remains from their Tupperware containers using the pedicure basin like a sink. Without disinfecting it - they filled it up for a pedicure 10 minutes later when a walk-in stopped in.

So maybe I am just old fashioned... but I am a stickler for professionalism, and for peace of mind. When I go for any service at a salon I am looking for total relaxation. Acts of indiscretion like the above may not necessarily give you MRSA - but they are disturbing enough to make you not want to risk it. My train of though is usually, "If they will do that in front of clients, what are they doing when no one is around?" I assume the same lax standards are taking place and potentially turning my nail appointment into a health risk. Clients are hard to get and easy to lose. Don't jeopardize your business with shortcuts... you never know who is watching!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Germs, Germs, Everywhere! A Quick Guide to Cleaning, Santizing, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing

Oh fall, how I love your cool nights, crisp air, and the onset of cold and flu season.... Wait, that's not right! I HATE the onset of cold and flu season! But it is one of those things that come with the changing of seasons and cooler weather.

Obviously, cold and flu season is not the only time you should think about cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and sterilizing in your spa or salon, but it is a great time to review your practices and make sure your salon or spa is protecting you, your employees, and your clients.

But wait. Cleaning... sanitizing... disinfecting... sterilizing... Aren't those just fancy words that mean the same thing? If you thought that, you thought WRONG! In your business, you need to make sure you are addressing ALL of the above!

Let's define each (according to Ultronics, a leading disinfectant manufacturer in the health and beauty industry):

Cleaning: removal of debris from the surface. An essential first step to disinfecting or sterilizing.
Sanitizing: lowering the number of microorganisms on non-living surfaces.
Disinfecting: chemical process that eliminates most microorganisms on non-living surfaces and implements.
Sterilization: a process that completely destroys all microbial life

Large surfaces, including chairs, beds, nail tables, styling stations, nail dryers, etc. should be disinfected between each client. Wiping these items down with a hospital-grade disinfectant such as Ultracare Disinfectant or Citrus II Germicidal Cleaner will help prevent the spread of germs from client to client.

Implements should be cleaned (to remove surface debris) and completely immersed in a hospital-grade disinfectant such as Barbicide for at least 10 minutes after each use.

**Don't forget to thoroughly clean all towels, sheets, and linens between each use!**

Pure Spa Direct offers a wide variety of sanitizers, disinfectants, and sterilizers to meet all of your needs. We also have a huge selection of cleaning and janitorial supplies, and many other "Back of the House" office supply items to keep your business running smoothly.

Remember, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and sterilizing surfaces and implements in your salon or spa is required by law! If you are unsure about your state's regulations concerning sanitization and disinfection, contact your State Board today to ensure you are compliant!