Although manicure and pedicure are one of the most common therapies opted by both women and men to pamper themselves, it is observed that there are not many sanitary measures taken in considerations while doing the process. Your hands and feet are supposed to be clean and away from germs. Proper hygiene maintenance is crucial while doing manicure and pedicure as that’s where maximum times germs get transferred to the body. The process of manicure and pedicure is not just about making your hands and feet look beautiful but to keep them clean. And so it is really important to make sure an intense hygiene regime is followed at your nail salon so that to keep your customers healthy and your business growing. Now the question is how to make sure your nail salon is 100% germ-free? Follow these simple steps to keep your nail salon sanitized.
- SANITIZE ALL THE TOOLS: Keeping the tools sanitized is the most crucial part as using unclean or infected tools can cause infections. Also, make sure you clean and sanitize tools before and after every In monsoons especially, try opting for disposable tools as the rate of infections is higher.
- MAKE FOOT-BATHS DISINFECTED: Foot-baths given during pedicures need to be disinfected with clean water, foam, and tubs
- MAINTAIN STAFF HYGIENE: Ask your staff to clean hands before switching clients. This will also help you gain a client’s trust.
- KEEP THE NAIL STATION CLEAN: Be it an armrest or tabletops, a clean nail station is important to be cleaned frequently. No client would be happy to get their nails done on a tabletop having dirty cotton and brushes lying
- DON’T APPLY PRESSURE: A lot of clients complain about getting hurt while getting their nails cleaned. Avoid putting too much pressure on cuticles and ask the client if they are diabetic before using a penknife or scrapper.
- DON’T CUT THE CUTICLES: Cuticles are an important part of nails as they protect nails from chipping-off. If you think they don’t look attractive then work on treating them with massage instead of cutting
- TAKE CARE OF WOUNDS OR BRUISES IF ANY: Ask the client if they have any wounds or bruises on or around the area of therapy so that you don’t hurt the wounds.
- DEAD SKIN: Taking off dead skin with blades not just hurts badly but also increases risks of spreading infections. Try opting for other methods like using callus stone to treat dead skin issues.
- PROPER UNIFORM: A lot of salons don’t give much importance to the cleanliness of staff’s uniforms. A person with a stained uniform surely doesn’t appear like one to ensure the cleanliness of the clients as well. Hence ensure your staff is in clean uniforms, wears gloves while doing the treatment, disposes gloves quickly after the process and has her hair tied.
- AROMATHERAPY: Last but not least, keep your salon filled with a great aroma as the smell of nail paints and foot baths can make the room unpleasant. Make sure the aroma you choose is not very
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