For National Eye Health Week this week, we’ve been providing you with daily posts on hygienic ways to protect your eyes. Today’s top tips are aimed at the professionals working in the beauty industry and includes a simple checklist to ensure you’re always practising safe beauty protocol and therefore helping to avoid dangerous cross-contamination whether working on bridal, catwalk, studio makeup or at the beauty counter.
The Pro Hygiene Collection®’s mission is to provide quality, professional affordable hygiene products and tools to enable those working in the business to practise the highest possible beauty hygiene standards.
But we want to hear from you and learn about your top tips and savvy insider tricks that you use.
So let us know your tips on maintaining beauty hygiene by “commenting” on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter post. The three best tips we get will win a range of disposable makeup brushes/applicators, spatulas, fine q-tips, makeup sponges, a BrushEgg brush cleaner finger glove and our magic best-seller Antibacterial Makeup Spray. Make sure you are following/liking us if you want to be picked, and share to all your friends in the beauty industry!and the top three guys or girls who who give the best advice will win a makeup disposable kit with a fabulous selection of professional disposable makeup applicators, a BrushEgg brush cleaner and The Pro Hygiene Collection® Antibacterial Makeup Spray worth over £35.
Our top tips are as follows – but what are yours?
- First impressions count
A dirty kit = dirty makeup artist/counter/beauty therapist/treatment room. Making sure basic equipment is clean and 100% sanitized will go a long way to setting the right tone for your work.
- Hygiene ritual – wipe in/wipe out
Sanitize, clean and wipe all tools and products. Do this in front of your client to make sure they KNOW you are hygienic and recognise the importance of their health and safety. Use The Pro Hygiene Collection®
- Hands up!
Did you sanitize your hands first?
80% of germs are transferred by hands, so don’t compromise your clean kit and tools by simply not sanitizing your hands.
- If in doubt… sample that out!
Always decant products into clean palettes, tissues or onto clean hands. This means you will not be tempted to double dip back in to the original products.
- Pro brushes and applicators
Never blow onto brushes and applicators – gently tap away any excess product instead. Also, clean brushes between clients andat the end of every day. Use The Pro Hygiene Collection®.
- Wave a clean wand or applicator
Cut off your mascara wand/lip and eyeliner applicators upon purchase to remind you not to contaminate through double dipping. Use a disposable.
- Mono dipping moment
No double dipping! “Double dipping” means reloading the same mascara wand or makeup applicator by dipping it into the tube of product more than once and results in cross-contamination of both products and customers. Mono dip instead.
- Sharpen, sketch and sharpen
Sanitize makeup pencils by sharpening them between clients and clean your sharpener each time too.
- Leave out the latex
Use latex-free sponges to avoid subjecting clients to potential allergic reactions.
- Looks count
If it doesn’t look/smell right, don’t use it. Respect the shelf life of your products.
- Ensure you’re insured
Don’t underestimate the importance of
insurance. And it’s not just public liability that’s important. Make sure you’re covered for kit, money and legal too.
Makeup artists and beauty pros – we want to hear from you so “comment” your best advice on beauty hygiene on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page. The three best tips we get will win a range of disposable makeup brushes/applicators, spatulas, fine q-tips, makeup sponges, a BrushEgg brush cleaner finger glove and our magic best-seller Antibacterial Makeup Spray. Make sure you are following/liking us if you want to be picked, and share to all your friends in the beauty industry!
Good Luck! X