The Importance Of Salon Hygiene
A successful salon business is reliant on having a good reputation.
A substantial part of that reputation will come down to the hygiene and cleanliness of your salon.
This is not only to ensure that your customers are kept safe but also that their experience makes them feel comfortable, relaxed, special and pampered. That is not easy to achieve if their eyes are drawn to clutter, dirt, dust and grime.
I mean, does a dirty environment make you feel special?
There's more though, salon hygiene is not just a 'want' it's a need. We'll detail below why salon hygiene is necessary to keep your clients safe, to keep you acting within the law, to keep your salon staff happy and healthy AND make your salon run more smoothly.
Within a salon environment, there is a lot of potential for cross-contamination.
Multiple clients together with multiple tools and the intimate nature of the treatments offered across the hair and beauty industry mean that bacteria, germs, viruses, infections, parasites and fungi can be easily spread from one customer to another if the utmost importance isn't placed on hygienic working practices.
There are 2 main pieces of legislation you need to consider within the hair and beauty industry when it comes to salon hygiene and cleanliness. These are:
As a business owner ensuring that your staff are safe is not only your legal responsibility but makes good financial sense too.
Ensuring good hygiene in your salon not only helps to ensure that staff illness and injury is prevented. Studies have shown that a clean, hygienic and well-organised work environment also makes for a happier work environment. Employees are more motivated, have higher levels of concentration and improved mental well-being in a neat, tidy and hygienic environment.
Keeping The Entire Salon Clean & Organised
The following are some tips for keeping your salon as clean and hygienic as possible to protect your staff and clients and to ensure it looks inviting and luxurious.
By prioritising high standards of hygiene within your salon and among your staff you will not only help to ensure that your clients have a good experience and want to return but also help your staff to stay happy and healthy.