Sterilization is a necessary process that removes microorganisms and pathogens from your salon and equipment. It typically involves subjecting surfaces and objects to extreme heat or pressure.
Many salon owners and beauty professionals use this process to eliminate non-pathogenic and pathogenic spores, fungi, and viruses from instruments that enter or touch any part of the body. Sterilization should also include anything that comes into contact with blood or other bodily fluids.
The Importance of Sterilization
Your salon or spa is a public facility, so it’s up to you to take steps that reduce health hazards. For example, keeping the floors dry reduces slipping risks; giving the same care to tools and equipment that come into contact with clients’ bodies is vital.
Ensuring the health and safety of everyone in a salon is not only extremely important, it’s also the law. You must be registered and licensed if your business performs skin treatments like chemical peels or waxing. This licensure indicates your awareness of regulations around sterilization and safety.