The Nail School
What can we do to prevent overexposure and allergic reaction?
Never touch the brush hairs with your fingers, or allow the brush to touch the clients skin.
Never apply product too wet or allow the wet brush to touch the prepared nail plate.
Use disposable towels when wiping your brush, and discard them after use and before filing.
Leave a tiny margin all around the cuticle and sidewall lines free of product. This will prevent overexposure and allow for air-tight retention of product to the nail plate and lifting of the product.
Wear a long-sleeved tunic to prevent dusts from settling on your skin.
Wear a mask specifically designed for dusts when filing, and change it often.
Install a local exhaust ventilation system to rid your salon of potentially harmful vapors.
Use dispenser bottles that have small openings only large enough for the brush to enter.
Monomer soaked pads should be placed in a sealed bag before being placed in the waste bin.
Monomer soaked or dust laden towels should be removed from the table top and laundered separately from other salon laundry.
Always keep COSHH on all products used in your salon.
Read and follow the product manufacturers application instructions and the warning labels on your products.
Store nail chemicals (SHUD) in a cool, dark place and away from sources of heat or flame. Store nail chemicals in a separate location from hair chemicals - the vapors of some of these products are not compatible with each other, and can often create a undesirable and potentially hazardous chemical reaction.