No matter what business type you run, every workplace must be a hygienic environment. This is especially important in a business that has so many different people passing it every day, such as salons.

To be a successful and responsible salon, hygiene within your business must be one of your top priorities. This is not only for the benefit of your customers and visitors but also for the employees to ensure that your business runs smoothly and that no health is at risk.

It is the responsibility of everyone working in the salon to practice good hygiene. All workers must ensure that tasks such as Salon disinfecting, sterilization, keeping the place clean, and sweeping the floor are kept on top of regularly. We recommend using a daily checklist so you can keep a record of every job to be done. This will then help you maintain an efficient salon. For more guide visit

High-risk procedures

Below are the species that are at risk for beauty therapy, including injection treatments.

• Facials
• Use of needles, such as botox injections, piercings or tattoos
• body Treatments
• Manicure and pedicure
• Application of cosmetics

Infection control techniques in a salon

Infection control is a powerful topic when it comes to salons. Due to the large number of clients coming and going, this may pose a risk to clients and employees when it comes to transmitting infection.

The following definition of infection control must be fully understood:


Cleaning usually refers to the removal of dirt from surfaces using soap, water, and antibacterial rags. It is the removal of all visible debris on surfaces and the first step to a clean salon.


Sanitation reduces the number of bacteria on instruments and surfaces. This works by chemically cleaning surfaces to prevent the spread of infection. These products are often purchased in concentrated form and then mixed with water.


This is a chemical process that removes the majority of microorganisms. These chemical products destroy bacteria, fungi, and viruses.


This process completely gets rid of all microbial life and destroys all potentially dangerous organisms.
Daily cleaning checklist:
Personal hygiene:

Your hands come in contact with many things during the day in a salon as well as other people's hair and skin. This can pose a great risk to your health if you do not regularly clean your hands and follow these personal hygiene tips:

• Make sure soap dispensers are installed and wash hands with warm water and soap regularly throughout the day and in between clients.
• Make hand cleaners available to staff and clients as they provide additional protection against cross-infection.
• Disposable gloves should be worn when cutting, styling hair, or dealing with clients.
• Wear personal protective clothing - such as polythene aprons or face masks - when appropriate and switch them between clients.

Work Surfaces

You must keep all work surfaces and carts clean to prevent infection. It will also make your salon look much better.

• Disinfect your surfaces and carts with napkins or a spray. This removes bacteria and fine dust. When it comes to cleaning your carts, use non-alcoholic disinfectant wipes designed for cleaning plastic.
• Phones, boxes, and keyboards should also be wiped with disinfectant.
If you have a large salon, buy these products in bulk, which will save you money in the long run.


Tattoo salons and piercing studios must be inspected by public health once a year, so for health and safety reasons you need to keep the place appropriately clean.

• New sterile needles for each customer. Sharing needles will transmit infections such as Hepatitis C.
• Disposable gloves - ideally nitrile gloves and vinyl gloves - need to be changed after seeing each client and when cleaning and preparing your workspace.
• Do not attempt to recycle ink and ink pots. A good artist will use disposable cups filled with the right amount of ink.
• Corks, razors, markers, cotton swabs, cotton, slaps, stencil paper, and other supplies should only be used once per day. Client and then thrown.
• Sterilize equipment before use in an autoclave.
• Your work area should be cleaned with a disinfectant.
• When handling blood, use patient wipes, and specialized body fluid cleaners and body fluids kits.
• Always remember to dispose of your needles in a sharp cutter.

Salon Chairs

Most salon chairs are made of PVC or vinyl, which means they are easy to clean. However, you will need the right product so you do not ruin the chairs. Disinfectant containing alcohol should be avoided - it will crack the material, making it easy for bacteria to multiply.

• Wipe clean and disinfect chairs regularly to get rid of dead skin cells and any other type of bacteria. This can be cleaned with detergent, water, and a cloth.
• Remember sofa rolls/hygiene rolls for your treatment sofas. They protect your equipment as well as a hygienic place where your customers can rest. Switch it between clients.

Hair Removal - Hairdressers

• Sweep floors after each cut. A pile of hair on the floor can be smooth, which automatically makes it a danger. Sweep it under workstations with a brush or use a vacuum cleaner and brush before putting it in the trash.
• Clean all tools with excess hair. Brushes, combs, and clippers must be cleaned between clients. Remember to disinfect them using a disinfectant syringe - just as the tool is soaked in a sterilizing fluid or placed in sterilizing bags (this can be done overnight).


When cleaning your heated styling tools, make sure they are off and completely cooled.

• Curling tongs and straighteners can be cleaned using alcohol and a cotton pad. Wet your pillow in the liquid and wipe any styling product to remove the buildup of bacteria. Then use a clean, damp cloth to wipe the tool with a towel and let it dry.

• Hairdryers build up lots of dirt, so using an old toothbrush or something similar, take out the air and scrub away all the dust and lint.

• Hairbrushes require a little shampoo on the brush now and again to keep them clean and fresh.


Floors should be swept between each client and crushed with a mop, bucket, and floor cleaner at the end of each day.

Towels and dresses

• Towels, dresses, and other linen must be washed regularly using detergent and washing machines. Used towels look ugly but also have germs if left wet, so make sure they are completely dry before removing them.

Your salon indicates exactly what type of business you run and your customers will notice things - some more than others, so you need to make sure you keep it clean and hygienic. It should be as neat and rootless as possible; people do not want a frequent salon that is not interested in cleanliness.

Author's Bio: 

Here's a basic hair salon cleaning checklist that you can use: Sweep chair area after each client. Clean all floor areas at the end of the day (mop, sweep, vacuum) Clean windows. Dust all surfaces. Wash and steam curtains. Deep clean bathrooms after closing. Sanitize coffee pot handles, doorknobs, etc.