Salon equipment is an investment, so stylists and owners must take care of it. Due to the large array of equipment used in most salons, routine upkeep can be challenging. Here are some basic guidelines to ease your mind and ensure you’re visiting a clean and safe salon.
Checking for loose screws, bolts, and hoses at regularly scheduled intervals is especially important in frequently used areas like washing stations and styling chairs. It’s surprising how much of a difference a minor, undiscovered issue with a loose part can have in the smooth operation of machinery.
Each Service Will Involve a Wipe Down
Hair care treatments and colour touch-ups are procedures that can be messier than others. Chairs can be severely harmed by hair colour, compromising both their structural integrity and their aesthetic appeal. Remember to rapidly clean the upholstery after each colouring service by swiping it with an erasing sponge.
After Your Appointment, Please Put the Chair Down
Since many customers use your chairs throughout the day, the hydraulics in each one may become overworked. Try to make it a routine to lower the seats after each service so that customers aren’t forced to sit in an uncomfortable, high position.
To Lubricate the Chair’s Base
It’s recommended to grease the hydraulic base and seals once every week or so. The first four inches of height adjustment are the most frequently used during a visit. Therefore, lubricant is essential to keeping your chair functioning smoothly.
Maintenance of Shampoo Areas
Hair of varying thicknesses and textures can be found at shampoo stations. Traps will accumulate hair over time, which will make them less effective. If you want to keep your pipes from clogged up and leaking, you need to clear out the shampoo trap after each use.
Cleanliness of Tools
Sanitizing scissors and combs after each use not only cleans the tools but also stops the spread of bacteria from one customer to the next.
Inspect and Sanitize Foot Washing Stations Following Services
Avoiding the spread of bacteria necessitates that foot basins and pedicure stations be drained, cleaned, and disinfected after each use. Your foot basins may be kept clean and free of material that could damage your machinery by regularly emptying and cleaning them.
Although most foot traffic will occur in the first two to four inches of a hydraulic base, the remaining base material should not be overlooked. The seals can be kept in good working order by raising and lowering the base many times per week. While manual pumps can get the job done, electric ones are far easier to use and give the impression of being effortless.
Maintain a low profile
Many people sitting in and getting out of your salon’s styling chairs might strain its components over time. The stress can be relieved by lowering the chair at the end of each service. When customers enter or leave your creative environment, this easy trick will alleviate the strain on their feet from the higher foundation.
Do a trap check to be safe
Alternatively, you may want to inspect the shampoo service areas’ traps. If hair is not removed from the traps, they will fill up and cause delays or even pipe failure. Keep the shampoo equipment in top shape by replacing and maintaining wearable parts like the spray hoses.
Seal the basement
Although it is not strictly a health suggestion, it is always a good idea to turn all the chairs in the same direction and lock the base between services. Customers can take a seat without having to contend with a revolving chair. If you want your salon to have a neat, organized, and finished look towards the end of the day (when you might get a random walk-in customer), you can do the base locking technique then.
In case of a spill, here is a natural clean-up guide:
- Combine 1/2 cup of baking soda and 5 cups of water.
- Check the concoction by wiping it with a towel under a chair.
- If it doesn’t cause any problems, try using the solution to disinfect some chairs and tables.
It may be necessary to use a more robust solution on stubborn stains:
- Combine the baking powder and lemon juice to form a paste in a bowl.
- Use the concoction on the stained or sticky parts of the chairs and let them sit for a few minutes.
- Remove the resulting brew by wiping it off.
- Continue doing step 4 until the stains or stickiness disappear.
How to Clean a Sink:
Mix two tablespoons of liquid detergent with four cups of water. The mixture needs to settle for a while before you rinse it.
Long-term care for the salon’s instruments is good for business in many ways, including the quality of service the stylists provide, the longevity of the tools themselves, and the clientele’s wallets. Some of these suggestions will help your machinery last longer and perform better.