As an esthetics business owner, surely you are more than aware that infections like nail and skin fungus, Hepatitis B and C, and even HIV can be easily spread between clients and staff if the place is not properly clean and disinfected.
Here at Breizh, we offer a variety of products to help you keep your facilities unpolluted from any bacteria, fungus or virus that might compromise the security of your business.
Also, we bring you here some health protocols to follow and share between your staff and even between your clients. It’s important to let them know that they need to refuse a service in any place that doesn’t follow the sanitation expectations.
For the skin, both yours and your client’s:
Make sure to check your client’s skin you’ll be working on before starting the service for any signs of fungus, cuts or irritation. Once you make sure they are clean, wash the area.
Be sure to wash your hands constantly, even between different steps of a service the same client. Touching a cut, an open wound, a rash, or irritated skin is the first step for infection spreading, so be sure to avoid parts of the body that have any of these conditions.
Make the use of disposable gloves mandatory during waxing services and facial treatments.
Workspace and equipment:
Make sure all surfaces are cleaned with water, detergent, and disinfectant, and always provide your clients with clean sheets, towels, and robes. Never use paper liners for more than one client.
Make sure your business is updated with the regulations of your city’s health authorities. Keep your place as if there was a health inspection every day!
For your products and tools:
Never contaminate the original product, like creams and lotions in bottles and jars. Be sure to take them out of their containers before making contact with your skin or your client’s, and never put any product that has been compromised back. Remember to never double-dip anything!
Wash everything with water and detergent right after you finish a treatment. After that, use disinfectant to kill any remaining germs.
Sterilize everything; especially all that came into contact with blood or body fluids, and throw away used wax.
Make sure you always open needles and lancets in front of your clients! Even if they are brand new, doing this builds trust over your staff health procedures.
There are a lot of tools you can reuse with different clients. It’s important that you also know which ones you cannot. Here’s a list to help you to classify them.
One client only:
- Emery boards
- wooden cuticle pushers
- Nail buffers
- Foam toe separators
- Paper slippers
- Sanding Bands
- Pedicure razor blades
- Wooden stick wax applicators.
- Cotton pads
- Cloth wax strips.
- Needles and lancets for extractions
- Disposable razor blades
Clean and disinfected
- Nail clippers
- Metal nail drill bits
- Foot paddles
- Acrylic nail brushes
- Glass and diamond nail files
- Hand baths
- Eyebrow brushes
- Comodone extractors
- Electric razors
- Combs and brushes
- Crochet hooks
Finally, remember that a having a healthy and clean place is not only to keep it shiny and disinfected, but also organized. Keep everything in your business properly stored, in covered containers and out of range from any non-professional.
Let us know when you need help on replacing any tool that is cracked or rusted!