Hairdressers are now allowed to go back to work on the 4th of July, as much as this is exciting, it’s important to remember that we are still living in a pandemic and there are many precautions to take.
Giving your salon a deep clean before opening your doors again is an essential step to take, not only to ensure that your salon is as clean as it could be but also for safety reasons. We’ve put together a guide on how to deep clean your salon.
Give it a good wash!
Towels, seat covers, hairdressing gowns and aprons will all need to have a deep clean using the hottest setting on your washing machine and also strong antibacterial laundry detergent or soap. You can also choose to order brand new ones if you’re worried about contamination, but a good wash should be enough.
If you have furniture, do make sure that you check the care instructions first, you can decide to steam the fabric ones and wipe down the leather ones with water and some antibacterial spray.
Having too many products, equipment and tools laying around your salon may be dangerous, especially if they have been sitting all together in a drawer with hair and dead skin. This could lead to germs and viruses spreading around.
Your reception area is probably one of the riskiest places as clients will interact with you and pay for services, make sure to give it a good clean with antibacterial spray but also declutter any unnecessary papers and leaflets.
If you have a computer to log in bookings and cancellations, it’s especially important to disinfect the keyboard, mouse and screen thoroughly.
Concerning your retail area, make sure you clean every individual product on display as well as the shelves themselves. Maybe now is a good time to start evaluating your inventory and check what should be on display or not.
Make sure to keep up to date with your bathroom cleaning schedule, make sure it’s always pristine clean with plenty of soap and toilet paper.
Some hairdressing salons have put in a sticker system on what clients can touch or not touch in the bathroom with hand sanitizers at the entrance and obviously a 1-meter distance rule, this could help prevent any contamination.