Is it safe in beauty salons?
Recently, more and more news and articles have appeared about how a low-quality procedure was carried out in some beauty salon, after which the health of the client was spoiled. Not everyone goes to court and not everyone comes with a complaint to the salon. As a result, a beautiful manicure results in expensive treatments for fungus or virus. Photo: Depositphotos It is sometimes very difficult to prove the presence of problems with sanitation, especially in a country where laws and regulations are lacking or do not work well for beauty salons or separately for masters. Usually, the salon master passes quick training courses on his own, rents a room or a place for his activity, opens a private entrepreneur and immediately starts working. At the same time, knowledge about the safety of working with professional equipment is minimal. The absence of sterilizers, improper handling of instruments, the use of non-disposable instruments, and unsanitary conditions are a source of transmission of fungal and viral diseases. State control of such institutions is practically absent. Schools of knowledge on the safety of working with professional tools end on small articles, forums and instructions for equipment and tools. To minimize costs, dishonest masters can use disposable tools on several clients, while transferring skin particles from person to person. It is very difficult to prove the purity of work, this is the main problem of the interaction between the master and the client. Your safety is in your hands. Photo: Depositphotos There are ways to protect the client from unfair work of beauty salons and studios, for example, when a master works according to established standards and norms. There are not many standards in the world, these include: ISO standard (Quality Management Certificate), which is issued on a common basis and for almost any type of activity; LMT certificate (certificate of quality and safety of the work of a beauty salon master) – issued and controlled according to the standards of the international organization LMT. But most often, masters neglect the standards, since it is expensive to go through seminars, examinations and further prove the safety of your salon, hence the adverse consequences. How to protect yourself from dishonest masters? Here are some recommendations – coming to the salon, first of all it is necessary: pay attention to the cleanliness of the room; check if it has a hood; find out if the tools the wizard works with are sterile; ask the master to show equipment for sterilizing reusable instruments; check if the master works with gloves; find out if it works by standards; ask for a certificate of quality or safety, if any. Ask the master to show equipment for sterilizing reusable instruments. Photo: Depositphotos The business of manicure, nail extension, depilation, etc. is growing rapidly. There are more and more new studios and masters. You must be very careful to protect yourself from the possible consequences of dishonest services. And if you are a master of a beauty salon, first of all take care of the health of your customers. After all, a good reputation of the salon is the key to its successful work.