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Salon Hygiene, Health & Safety


  • The salon should be cleaned thoroughly every day.
  • The working area must be cleaned before and after every client.
  • Fresh towels and linen should be used for every new client that has been laundered at a minimum of 60°C.
  • Couch roll, disposable plastic sheeting or waterproof bed sheets need to be used to protect the couch and keep the area as clean as possible.
  • Products should be dispensed from purpose-specific pump or spray bottles. Creams can be removed from jars or bottles with clean spatulas.
  • Replace all lids on products securely after use.
  • All tools that are non-disposable should be sterilised prior to use.
  • Bins should be metal and have foot pedal operations and be emptied every day. Bins should be collected by an appropriate commercial waste disposal company.
  • All fire exits should be clearly always marked and accessible.
  • Read all labels and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Know the hazardous warning signs on products.
  • Store products safely and in accordance with safety data sheets.
  • Ensure equipment is placed on a sturdy surface and cannot fall off.
  • Check wires and plugs regularly on any electrical equipment. Ensure electrical equipment is PAT tested annually. Faulty equipment should not be used.
  • A first aid kit that complies with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.