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.
Wilberforce sat at his desk on that foggy Sunday morning in 1787 thinking about his conversion and his calling. Had God saved him only to rescue his own soul from hell? He could not accept that. If Christianity was true and meaningful, it must not only save but serve. ~~Charles Colson, preface to William Wilberforce’s “A Practical View of Christianity”
Will the client entering the salon be at ease by what they see? All things neat and clean, in their place and dust-free? A sense of confidence is offered when cleanliness is what is seen first upon entering the manicure or pedicure area. At some point, the method of sanitation may be discussed.
Where do germs live? How do we protect ourselves from them? Germs are everywhere. Some we need and some we don’t. The number one and most effective way to protect ourselves and others from the spread of any type of germ or bacteria is thorough hand washing. We have left the soak and water days and gone to the pocket hand sanitizer to answer the call of convenience and not necessarily full protection. We have relegated our protection to drying and harsh chemicals. It is much safer and better for our skin if we would just take a little time and wash with warm soapy water. As Mother Dear use to say, ‘Put some elbow grease into it.’ We don’t have time nor the elbow grease.
The Nail Technician is responsible for the protection of each and every client that he/she may touch and perform any type of beautification. The porous and non-porous items used must be washed, dried and sanitized/disinfected wet and dry) according to the state law.