When you run a business, people start forming an impression of the environment when they walk through the door. With that in mind, it’s important to maintain a setting that’s open, inviting and most importantly, clean. As people turn to you to meet their hairstyling needs, they’ll be more at ease if they notice a sanitary environment as soon as they sit down in one of your hairdressing salon chairs.
Most stylists should already be aware of general cleanliness practises, such as properly disinfecting combs and brushes between uses. However, when things get busy it can become more difficult to recall basic principles. If employees have a certain area where they go before starting a shift, such as a break room, post a friendly notice there. Since it’s in a prominent area, viewers will be more mindful of cleanliness without even consciously realizing it.
Keep Tools Accessible
If your establishment has hard floors, that makes it easier to clean up after an accident, but also makes people more likely to slip. Keep items like mops and brooms in heavily used areas, such as near your salon basins. That way, people will be more likely to clean up a bit of excess water or some stray clippings immediately, instead of waiting until a more convenient time.
By placing a roll of paper towels or box of tissues at each of your salon workstations, you can also prevent minor spills from turning into more hazardous issues, especially since many hairdressers use misting bottles and various liquids during the haircutting process.
Stop the Spread of Germs
There’s a good chance that you may interact with dozens of people on any given day. Make sure that all your employees understand proper hand washing techniques, especially since they may be working very closely with clients when providing services like facials in addition to haircuts.
Also, keep any salon reception desks stocked with alcohol-based hand cleaners. These are convenient, especially during times of the year when certain illnesses are more common.
If you give appointment cards to clients who book their haircuts in advance, consider adding a request about rescheduling an appointment if a person is feeling under the weather.
Remember that as a stylist, you play an important role in helping people look their best. When you and your fellow stylists take care to practise cleanliness in the workplace on a constant basis, you can make a difference in helping clients feel better, too.