Proper hygiene is a must in our line of work. We should make sure that our lash area is clean, materials are well sanitized and we are also clean and ready to perform our work.
As a lash artist, you will need to prioritize the following in order to make sure that everything is not only clean, sanitize and disinfect.
Below are steps for sanitizing and disinfecting your work station, your lash supplies, and even yourself, to stop spreading of germs or possible infections.
Sanitize your work station
Dispose of everything that is non-reusable. (Eye pads, micro-brushes, lash wand, etc. *We recommend sending the lash wand home with the client for their own maintenance).
Clean workstation with a disinfectant wipe. (This includes anything that you or your tools touched during the service.
Wash hands thoroughly in between each client with warm water and soap for 30 seconds.
Keep hand sanitizer at your station for use during service. Apply at least a dime-sized amount of hand sanitizer to the palm of one hand. Rub hands together for 30 seconds, for product to be effective.
Disinfecting your lash supplies
Reusable tools much are cleaned properly before disinfection. Any surface debris will reduce the effect of the disinfectant, and can cause cross-contamination.
- A clean reusable tool with warm watcher and soap.
- Use a fresh disinfectant, and follow the instructions on the disinfectant.
- Remove reusable tools after the recommended time. Rinse the equipment in clean water to remove residue.
- Dry the tool with a clean, lint-free cloth, or allow to air dry. A cover tool with a clean cloth, or store in a closed container.
Remember lash artist: the eye is a very delicate and sensitive part of the body. It is extremely important that you keep your work station clean, and that you take the time to sanitize and disinfect all tools used between clients.
We recommend giving yourself at least 10-15 min between each lash service. This way you have time to properly clean and tidy your lash bed, organize and sanitize everything at your work station, disinfect all your tools, and thoroughly wash your hands before your next client arrives. We have also found that it can be helpful to have a second set of tweezers on hand, for use when the other set is in the disinfectant.