Allergies and Nail Tech Protection

How to clean your e-file bits
Cleaning and sanitising bits is the most overlooked, yet most important procedure when using an electric nail file. It’s no more OK to reuse a dirty e-file bit than it is to reuse a hand file. You should use the...
Why you shouldn't use craft glitter in your nail services
There are many techs using craft glitters in their nail services because they may have seen someone else do it, it is low cost and easy. You may think it’s only glitter and can’t do any harm, right? However, the type...
What is an MSDS (SDS) sheet?
MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets): Nail Tech Responsibilities Your eyes may glaze over at the mention of chemicals and paperwork and health and safety but it is a vital part of being a true nail professional. What is an MSDS?...
Nail techs: Are you experiencing hand, wrist, shoulder and back pain?
Many nail techs go home after a long day with aches and pains in their hands, shoulders and back. A tech’s hands are vital for performing the job, yet too many of us often neglect caring for them as we...
How to know which gloves to choose
Lack of nitrile glove use or using the wrong nitrile gloves can cause issues that our industry is far too aware of due to allergies. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the necessity of proper PPE even further. For our industry, we have always required PPE especially for chemical protection. It is important to select a glove with the appropriate level of CE and EU Chemical Resistance specification and certification, while determining the chemical protection required for the job at hand.
Cleaning, Disinfecting & Sterilising Your Manicure Equipment and Nail Tools

It can be a dangerous mistake to confuse and use ineffective methods of sanitation, disinfection and sterilisation and unfortunately due to lack of education, this can be a common occurrence in salons.

Do You Need PPE Working in Nails & Beauty?

The simple answer is yes. As part of your training you will have encountered COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) which requires you to wear PPE. Face masks are not the only form of PPE; gloves, aprons, goggles and face shields all help to protect you.

The requirements on what PPE you need to wear is different for each salon and technician. This is why it is important to perform a risk assessment for each business.