Safety + Cleanliness: Our Top Priority

At LACQUER, safety and cleanliness is priority. We are a certified Safe Salon® which means the entire staff has undergone extensive training on safe and healthful nail care and we practice the highest levels of sanitation.

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  • we use a questionnaire to ask you about nail and foot health so we may adjust your service accordingly, or provide recommendations specific to your needs
  • our technicians wear a new pair of disposable gloves for every service
  • all of our files and buffers are single use
  • our metal implements (nippers, pushers, and clippers) are sterilized in a medical grade autoclave after every use
  • we use hospital grade EPA to sanitize all hard surfaces in the salon
  • each pedicure bowl is cleaned and then sanitized with EPA after every use (we do not use bacteria harboring pedicure whirlpools)
  • we may adjust a service to ensure healthful nail and foot care (e.g. we will not soak your feet in water if it may be unsafe to do so)
  • we will not perform services on any clients that have medically diagnosed conditions that are contagious or put anyone's safety at risk

These are little things that not every nail salon does, and sometimes the things you don't always notice, but they make a big difference in cleanliness and safety for clients and employees.

Signs of a Safe Salon

We understand sometimes you can't always make it to LACQUER for your nail appointments, so be sure to look for the following at any nail salon you visit:

  • nail health questionnaire
  • metal implements packaged and sealed prior to use (you should see a brown or black dot near the seal - that indicates it was run through an autoclave, if you don't see one then your salon is making you think the implements have been sterilized by using the pouches and sealing them without putting them through the autoclave)
  • files and buffers are used once and then thrown away (or offered to you to take home with you)
  • all-metal foot files with disposable grit or a raised surface that can be put in an autoclave (pumice stones cannot be sterilized, and callus blades or "graters" are not safe)
  • pipeless pedicure basins (whirlpool jet tubs can never be properly sterlized, even if they have a plastic liner)
  • when in doubt ask the salon receptionist or technician if they follow these practices before starting your service

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