You walk in the barber shop to get a haircut. You sat in the barber’s chair. Your request: “cut it low with razor tape all around”. Barber finishes, you get up, pay the barber shops and walk out admiring your haircut.
You make your appointment with your hair beautician. You walk in, get your typical happy hair design, pay for your services, you walk out looking great, smiling from ear to ear since YOUR HAIR IS STYLING!!
Can you leave with a scalp disease or perhaps with some small critters in your own hair?
Can you barber or stylist take the necessary actions to insure that you would not get an infection?
10 DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS
Barbers, nail and hair stylists alike understands that there are precautionary measures which can be taken to keep a healthy and safe working environment to be able to protect their clients from infections. Here are a few secrets that they may not want you to know.
I’ll share with you all 10 of those little secrets:
- Unclean conditions can lead to vegetable parasites also called fungi. Mold, mildew and yeast may cause communicable diseases like ring worms. – Oh, remember the pesky small creature parasites such as scabies- pediculosis capitis- otherwise called head lice.
- Pay attention to how dirty or clean the waiting area is. Then scan the salon, Search for things like: * hair colour residue dripping down the wall hair build up in the corners * very cluttered and dirty shampoo bowls
- If the filth is that obvious…. RUN!!!
- For your hair service, are you wearing a cape? Is the cape the exact same one used for the 10 other people before you? How about the 40 earlier in the week. How much neck sweet do you need from others? . Most states require a neck strip or a towel to be set under the cape.
- Check out the clippers. Ask if they’ve been sprayed or disinfected with some of the disinfectants. All guards should be soaked in Barbicide Plus. Combs, brushes and clippers should be sanitize. If barbicide appears cloudy it need to be changed.
- Barbicide ought to be changes everyday
- Did you receive a shampoo? Did the barber or stylist catch a semi-dry used towel from the dirty laundry basket, since they are out of clean towels? . Feel free to ask the towel feels moist.
- How much hair is on the ground in that salon or barber shop? Is there enough to allow you to slip and fall? There’s no State Law that needs this, but most cosmetology school educates sweeping after every cut. Wouldn’t you agree that your stylist or barber should care about your security to sweep the floor?
- If you are receiving a blow dry take care to observe the stylist’s hairbrushes. Do they seem like little furry animals? That would indicate that it’s been far too long because he cleaned them. Brushes should be de-haired and sprayed with disinfectant between each customer. If it looks really bad don’t let brushes touch your mind.
Start looking for a bottle of hand sanitizer in your stylist’s station. A stylist should be cleaning theirs hands between every customer.
- One of the WORST culprits in this business is a nail salon, mainly pedicure foot tub. Many time due to time restraint, many nail technician may not correctly bleach or disinfect. Have you ever heard of Mycobacterium fortuitum furunculosis? This is a bacterial disease that causes ugly sores. Man, I understood that. RIGHT!
- Your stylist or barber should do a scalp check through your consultation before even beginning your service. This is where stylist determines if it safe to operate on your mind. Many stylist don’t consult with their customers in any respect.