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How to Choose the Right Disinfectant for Your Spa or Salon

July 17, 2020

As more spa and salons reopen across the country, disinfecting is more important than ever to help protect your team and clients from the spread of COVID-19.

 

With so many products on the market, here’s what you should be looking for in a safe and effective disinfectant.

Short Contact Time

As your spa or salon is likely to be fully booked when your business reopens, no one has the time (or patience) to wait for a disinfectant to do its job. Finding a disinfectant that is safe and effective in less than one minute is ideal.

 

NOTE: Disinfecting tools does require more time (8 to 10 minutes) to ensure your tools are safely disinfected for your next client.

Broad Spectrum Efficacy

While you may be focused on protecting against COVID-19, it’s important to remember that there’s a wide range of viruses and other pathogens that you’ll want to make sure you’re protected from. Therefore, finding a disinfectant with broad spectrum efficacy is key. In other words, you want to make sure your product can safely disinfect and protect against many other viruses and bacteria.

Safe to Use

Nothing is worse than using a harsh disinfectant with unpleasant odor! Finding a product that’s safe to use, yet is tough on germs and pathogens is important. For example, Rejuvenate products are powered by Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide, which is safe to use and is environmentally sustainable.

Simple to Use

Providing your team with the right education and tools to disinfect safely can make all the difference. Finding a product that is simple and straightforward to use will make disinfecting easier and less of a hassle, especially when disinfecting after each and every client.

When to Use Sprays vs. Wipes

For larger surface areas, a disinfectant spray can be an easy and convenient way to disinfect spa or salon stations, chairs, tables, etc.

 

For smaller surface areas, such as door handles, light switches, equipment, countertops or arm-rests, disinfectant wipes can be a handier solution.

How to Properly Disinfect

For non-porous surfaces, the product should be applied and remain wet for 1 minute. You can wipe dry or air-dry (no rinsing is needed). NOTE: For heavily-soiled areas, you should clean the surface prior to disinfecting.

 

For soft surfaces, the product should be applied in a light and even coat until the fabric is damp and should remain damp for 1 minute.

 

To learn more about cleaning and disinfection in your salon or spa, check out our Reopening Toolkit!