NO NO NO………….
I could go on and on!! Never ever should any treatment, especially Facial or Body treatments be performed by a therapist wearing nail polish, gels or extensions. EVER.
Nails should be short, tidy, clean and bare.
On the first day of training every therapist are told the rules and in the top three will read “NO NAIL VARNISH”. However, on the first day of graduation this little rule, which has been abided too flies out the window and clients health and safety are put at risk.
The chemicals in the polishes & gels can cause allergic to reactions to more people than realised. If that occurs on the face, it could be incredibly dangerous and incredibly unsightly.
Underneath the polish and in the microscopic cracks on top of the polish is a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria. I don’t fancy having that wiped over my face or body!!
Clean hands. I like clients to see and know that my hands are clean and not harbouring dirt or bacteria. I wash my hands before and often during treatments (depending if I’m doing more than one), then use a sanitizer. I would never touch a client’s face without doing these two simple steps.
This isn’t rocket science and the more you think about it I am sure you’ll feel the same way. Wearing nail polish when training would result in failing a practical test. No more needs to be said!!
A lot of nail salons will have their therapists wear polish or gels as an example of their work. I would prefer naked clean nails and for the therapist to make my nails the shining example of what they can do.
What to do?
If you arrive at a salon for a treatment and your therapist is wearing polish, kindly explain and ask them to remove it. Hopefully they would and it would not affect their treatment of you. Or just grab your bag and run!!!!!