If you are picky around which salon to go to, a slight perfectionist and somebody who enjoys new and clean venues then here are some things to look out for to make you most comfortable in your roundabouts.
When doing your nails, a mask should be given 9or bring your own) to avoid inhaling harmful chemicals if you get acrylics. The technician should be wearing one, too.
Avoid spa chairs with jet baths. Salons are supposed to change the filters that recycle water after every use, but that rarely happens. So what happen? Used water gets circulated through the system.
When doing your hair, look for porcelain or stainless steel basins without a spa chair, or ask the salon to change the filter in front of you before you soak.
The most noticed thing we see ladies do, is bringing along their own tools. File, buffer and toe separators, to be 100% safe. Or, make sure disposable items come fresh out of a sealed package every time. If the salon uses blue Barbicide cleaning solution, it should be clear, not cloudy.
Tools sterilized in a UV light sanitizer must be laid flat and exposed to the light for 25 minutes. Check to see if the machine has a timer or is being monitored.
Look for salons that use an autoclave, which is a pressurized sterilizing system. Like the ones you see in the dentist’s office.
Then finally always trust your instincts. If anything seems off, speak up or walk out the door. Your comfort and health is much more important. What do you think?