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  • September 02, 2020 4 min read

    Harsh chemicals and long lash glue/nail polish drying times are common issues in beauty salons. But it doesn’t mean you have to deal with it day-in-day-out! There are a number of issues most beauticians don’t have solutions for in their salons or they are limited by their budget. Luckily, there is a budget-friendly option for turning your salon into a staff and customer-friendly beauty sanctuary.

    Your Beauty Salons Issues

    Breathing those nasty chemical fumes and dust in your beauty salon is not something that you should just tolerate or expose your clients to. Breathing toxic fumes and air particles when doing lashes or nails can affect your long-term health and not to mention the smell!

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    Dealing with it day-in-day-out can not only expose you to toxic substances but also increase the risk of getting your business fined or even shut down for not providing appropriate exposure control for your staff and customers. It is especially important for the beauty industry such as nail and lash bars, beauty salons, spray tanning shops and many more businesses, offering cosmetic and beauty treatments. Even if you are a solo beauty technician, you are still obliged to provide exposure protection to your clients.

    Let’s have a look at a few most common substances that produce these dangerous fumes and dust.

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    First of all, nail polish remover. If the smell is not bad enough, nail polish remover that contains acetone can melt plastics! Imagine how harmful it is for you to breathe it in. It can cause a range of issues such as headaches and eyes, nose or throat irritation.

    Another commonly used substance at beauty salons is nail polish. These products often contain substances that can cause nose and throat irritation, vomiting, exhaustion and even fainting.

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    Another issue that nail artists or lashes artists often have to deal with is long waiting times for drying nail polish and lash glue. You have to hold a mini dryer fan when your salon is busy and you could be doing a million other things!

    Solutions for Dangerous Fumes at Beauty Salons

    With laws and regulations for protecting workers and customers from harmful substances, it is crucial to have practices in place to address this issue.

    Luckily, there are effective solutions that you should invest into that will provide a more pleasant beauty experience for your customers and improve your wellbeing at work.

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    One of them is an extraction system. These products remove harmful dust and fumes from the environment. Think about it as a vacuum cleaner but for small air particles. It’s like hoovering a carpet – very simple and easy! Extraction systems remove airborne dust and fumes and prevent you from breathing in the nasties. It will serve as a useful investment to your own and your clients’ health.

    This Bofa PureBEAUTY promises a better result than most fume extraction systems that simply re-circulate the air in the salon full of chemicals and dust. The system will get rid of the contaminated air and produce clean air back into your work environment.

    Another system SPA REV Salon Pure Air Revolution offers to remove a range of harmful particles from your salon’s environment, including acetone, titanium dioxide, ethyl methacrylate and more. The system’s filter guarantees 99% efficiency to deal with acrylic fumes and nail gel dust. The device also offers multi-stage filtration and quiet operation so your customers won’t even notice it’s there.

    GLAMCOR Reveal and Flow nail artist kit brings professional lighting and redirects unpleasant smells

    Our very own first-of-its-kind solution called FLOW provides the most versatile and budget-friendly solution. It’s a two-in-one system that will not only redirect bad smells and toxic fumes from your working space but will also accelerate the process of drying nail and lash glue so each appointment will take less time. FLOW conveniently solves two problems at once like no other product on the market.

    It has many different uses, including an exhaust fan and an air blower with innovative technology that allows estheticians to change the direction of airflow so that the air in your environment remains fresh and clean. Using FLOW, you can redirect bad odors, toxic fume and dust away from you and your customers.

    FLOW redirects toxic fumes and dust from nail polish, lash glue and other beauty products, improving air quality and removing bad smells. The fan creates an airflow that reduces drying time in half and cools off both you and the client. You can easily adjust and rotate the fan to different directions to guarantee both you and your clients don’t breathe in harmful chemicals. 

    FLOW has an adjustable gooseneck arm and comes with a table clamp that you attach to different work surfaces such as tables or beds. It is compatible with other GLAMCOR stands so it can also be used as a free-standing fan with a table base or floor stand. FLOW has three speeds and offers quiet operation for an enjoyable experience. 

    Contact us if there are any questions regarding products and customer service. We are always happy to help!