Having a salon cleaning checklist (and keeping up with it) is one of the easiest ways to keep up with health and safety, as well as keeping your salon in the best shape possible.
Please note: when it comes to health and safety, it’s important to check and comply with state regulations or national ones. This guide may not cover all the current laws, so please make sure to check the business requirements in your area.
What is the proper cleaning in salon spaces? This depends on the space itself and the different areas that you need to maintain.
You can start by dividing salon housekeeping into different categories, depending on whether it needs to be part of your salon daily cleaning checklist, between customers and services, or is part of general salon chores that are done as needed.
Some things will need to be disinfected or cleaned between serving clients to keep your salon safe (each stylist should have a hair salon sanitation checklist which covers these). A few examples are salon surfaces like foot baths, the floors around styling stations, salon chairs or shampoo bowls and sinks.
Make sure that hand sanitizer and wipes are available so that stylists and customers can also disinfect their hands and wipe off any surfaces as needed.
Other cleaning tasks like restocking the bathroom, sweeping and mopping hair salon floors, or tidying the waiting area and washing dirty towels might be part of a general hair salon chore list with responsibilities divided among staff.
You’ll need a cleaning schedule and salon chore chart that takes in the entire salon, from the waiting area to the ventilation systems.
First of all, Keep in mind that cleaning is not the same as disinfecting. Keep a separate salon checklist for cleaning and disinfecting.
So, what can I use to disinfect my salon? There are many disinfectants on the market, so make sure that the products you’re using to disinfect frequently-touched surfaces like door handles, cabinets, countertops and chairs meet the EPA’s criteria for Covid-19 safety.
Check your state’s rules about washing linens and clean towels. If there are no specific guidelines, then you can use a standard detergent. Keep all clean items in a separate cabinet to prevent cross-contamination.
Your floor cleaner will depend on the type of flooring you have, so check the product label to see if it’s specific for wood, linoleum or tile and whether it’s suitable to use on a daily basis.
Invest in glass cleaner for windows and mirrors, as soap and dirt will leave streaks.
Finally, you’ll need a salon-specific sanitizer to clean tools and combs. It might also be helpful to keep the numbers of some local salon cleaning services on hand in case you need to contact them for a deep clean.
Use a cleaning supply template to make a list of the products that you’ll need to keep in stock or better yet, use salon software to track and automatically reorder these supplies for you.
Everyone should share responsibility for keeping the salon clean and safe. Unless you have a dedicated cleaning staff, you’ll probably want to create a cleaning schedule.
Start by assigning a salon cleaning duties checklist to each team member. It should be specific to the services they provide and their workspace. A hairdressing salon cleaning checklist will be different from a receptionist’s cleaning checklist.
Generally, each team member should wipe and disinfect any surfaces that clients and staff touch regularly, clean and sanitize workstations and tools between clients (especially important if you deal with younger clients and head lice), change any towels or aprons, keep their floors free of debris and sanitize tools between each client.
General hygiene rules (like washing hands regularly with soap and water) and any covid 19 precautions also need to be followed.
At the end of the day, staff will need to clean the floors and surfaces, wash the sinks, launder any towels or capes and refill bathroom supplies like soap, toilet paper and paper towels.
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One of the easiest ways to organize cleaning in a salon is to divide the duties by room or space, then by category (such as tools, supplies and surfaces).
Here’s a basic salon cleaning schedule template to help you get started:
In the main area:
In the bathroom:
In the back room:
We’ve created a free salon cleaning checklist to help you keep your salon in great shape and safe for your staff and customers.
Using a printable salon cleaning checklist every day is a great way to help your team keep track of what they need to do and when to do it.
Download and use your free Salon Cleaning Checklist by using the form below.
A salon is a busy place with a lot of people coming and going throughout the day. This can make it a challenge to keep clean.
One of the easiest ways to manage this (and keep your salon expenses down in the process) is to train your team to perform scheduled cleanup throughout the day.
Having an easy-to-follow salon cleaning checklist will help everyone to stay organized and take responsibility for their work areas, while also keeping your salon looking great.
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