Unfortunately unlicensed “nail technicians” working with dirty implements, in unsanitary conditions, no disinfectant, using blades and needles, and other serious violations happens all the time. If you have ever been to a salon like this, I am here to tell you, they are not all like that!
Without proper sanitation, clients are at risk to develop infections, and spread diseases. I would like to educate you on the rules and regulations, so you can steer clear of these salons, and know what to look for in a good clean salon.
First and foremost, why should you worry about sanitation?
When salons don’t follow the rules and regulations, clients can be exposed to harmful bacteria, and can cause serious infections, such as staph, hepatitis, or even AIDS. I’m not telling you guys this to scare you away from nail salons altogether, but to inform you about these hazards, and help you stay away from places that spread these infections.
What should I look out for?
Your tech should be washing their hands between each client, and have a clean work station. Their license should be posted where you can see it, if it isn’t displayed, you should ask to see it. You should also be able to locate their disinfectant. (Which they should put metal implements in after being washed with soap and water.) A needle or blade should never EVER be used on you, and all containers should be labeled with the manufactures name. A good nail tech cares about the quality of service you receive as well as your health and safety. Feel free to ask questions about disinfectants and procedures taking place in their salon. Quality salons will be more than happy to answer your questions.
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