Today, hair-stylists and barbers were allowed to return to their shops and salons, but not nail technicians? Stylists and barbers are closer to their clients’ faces than nail technicians: washing hair, arching brows and trimming nose hairs, etc.
Like my Mother use to say, “Get somewhere and sit down cause, you ain’t running nothing but your shoes over”.
Whether practicing Universal Precautions or not, the beauty industry has been shut down by this invisible menace! We are forced to practice social distancing but with positive consequences. No hair styling, and no nail-care…The 6 ft Rule. We must be willing to protect ourselves and our clients.
Whenever possible use soapy soap (really lather up) with warm water instead of any type hand sanitizer…Why?
LEVELS OF CLEAN
~~Cleaning surfaces: removes visible dirt, stains or debris with soap and water
~~Hand sanitizer: does not, visibly, clean the skin but kills germs and bacteria(label directions — wet time, approx. 30 sec)?
~~Sanitize: removes germs or bacteria microbes by a chemical aide(Lysol, bleach, etc.)
~~Disinfect: kills 99.99% of germs, bacteria and fungus but not spores(follow label directions — wet time)
~~Sterilize: kills “ALL” contaminants and spores(Autoclave)
Always start with cleaning, using a general-purpose cleaner. A surface should be clear of dirt and debris before sanitizing or applying a disinfectant. By itself, a general-purpose cleaner won’t kill bacteria or viruses but you should always start with this step. After the surface is properly cleaned, it’s then important to decide whether to sanitize or disinfect. The best way to clean skin is with soap and water.