When I owned my Salon, I knew the importance of having a training manual. Coming from a Business which was more “office” related, we nor most Companies couldn’t live without one.
The manual contained several different topics. It could include what is and is not appropriate work attire, or it could include what the allotted times are for break or lunches. In my Salon, it also included our sanitation processes.
Whatever was in it, was our bible for all new hires. And, if we ever had to add to it, it was always available for current employees to review.
I’ve thought a lot about this over the past few years regarding infection control.
Yes, there are many classes available on this topic whether it be In house or on-line. However, do our Salons who employ more than one(1) Technician send their entire team AND new hires to these classes?
More than likely no. There are time constraints and $$$$ involved. Not to mention, the new employee who quits right after taking the class which, the Salon paid for.
The reality is, in a full service Salon, it isn’t just the Nail Technicians who must know about Infection Prevention. It’s the entire team. Receptionist, Hairstylist, Massage therapist, Esthetician’s etc.
The harsh truth is, they don’t.
Infection Prevention is different than Infection Control.
Wikipedia tells us;
Prevention is; the action of stopping something from happening
Control is; the action of keeping something from happening “further”
These may be a play on words, yet I would rather prevent something from happening in the first place than having to control it from getting worse because it already happened.
For those above reasons and more. At least two(2) years ago, I began working on a manual which would be made available to all facets of our Industry. Whether you are a Nail Salon, Hair Salon, Full Service Salon, Spa, Resort….you need this.
My personal qualifications for writing this manual are plenty.
- Beauty Professional for over 33 years
- Salon owner – 24 years
- Beauty Distributor 14 years
During these years of experience in this Industry, I have been trained in just about every aspect of Infection in our Salons. I’ve also worked very closely with very well respected Chemist and Mfg’s of infection control products. I’ve learned, I’ve practiced and I continue to study and educate myself so I can thoroughly and “correctly” teach you.
I also recruited the assistance of my Nephew Ben. He has a Masters degree in science of Nursing and Advanced practice RN. His thesis was on “Infection Prevention” which, was chosen for write up in the Medical Journal. In short, he’s a brainiac. LOL
Ben is responsible for the entire first chapter. I specifically asked him to “break it down” into our terms. Bacteria, Fungi, pathogens…can be confusing and overwhelming. I know this because of all the wrong terminology, descriptions, comments I hear and see over SM all the time.
It was important to me, we write this book in a manner which was not only easy to read, easy to understand.
Our Infection Prevention topics include;
- Understanding Bacteria
- Salon protocol
Our intent for use of this book is for our Salons to have a permanent training manual for all existing and new team members.
Testing and certification is NOT required. However, we will be offering FREE testing and certification until May 1, 2023. Thereafter, there will be a $25.00 testing fee.
Due to the importance of this information, 80%-90% accuracy is not sufficient. 100% accuracy is required to receive a “Certificate of Completion”.
This manual also, is NOT product specific. It is all inclusive information for what is required to properly Clean, Disinfect and Sterilize in our Salons. It is all inclusive information for a Salons entire team to be on the same page when it comes to protecting their Business, their team and most important their clients.
Any updates or addendums we make to the manual, will be automatically sent electronically. Not that I expect any changes on this topic, however, I do want you to know “if” there are any updates or addendums, you will be kept abreast….free of charge!
Our manual is available for purchase via our website www.cjscentreforbeauty.com
It is currently in print with a delivery date of May 6th.
Do you want to fully understand Infection Prevention?
Do you want your entire team to be on the same page as you?
Do you want your clients to feel safe?
Do you want new hires to be properly trained in Infection Prevention?
Do you want to protect your assets?
If you answered yes to just one(1) of the above questions, this manual is for you.
- Infection Prevention manual available at www.cjscentreforbeauty.com
- FREE testing and certification through May 1st, 2023
- After May 1st, 2023 there is a $25.00 fee per person for testing and certification
- Any updates or addendums will be provided electronically