Some of you folks out there in barber land must love to pay fines to our state government, because as you can see, we sure hand out the citations to many of our shops. It’s quite simple if you use a little awareness.
Let’s face it, dry cuts as many of you are doing today are not exactly sanitary clean cuts, especially on busy days when you go from one to the next because at that, you are just basically surface cleaning with disinfectant spray. It’s pretty easy to see a station get cluttered with hair residue inside clippers, on cans, bottles, attachments, and tools not to mention the drawers that we store them in.
Years ago many of the customers that came in were shampooed before we serviced them. We still had some folks that wanted short or shorter cuts but we worked cleaner.
Now there is no rule that we can dictate how you run your customers, but think about it; inspectors walk into your shop and stations see hair everywhere and debris floating in your wet sterilizer, on cans, jars or lids with used razors……….pretty ugly huh?
Understand this…….when we site you with citations and you are given fines, they go straight to the government not this board. We would much prefer seeing you able to spend your hard earned dollars on yourself and love ones, but some of you are still not getting it.
I was recently down in Tucson at one of our licensed salons where two barbers have recently been hired. They wanted to work at her place but she insisted that her standard is that when clients come in they receive shampoos before they are attended to. I asked one of the barbers how his clients were adapting to this. I was told that at first they were a little hesitant but it works better and it’s cleaner to get that old gel, spray etc. out before they get to the cut and it saves on their tools and of course it is cleaner.
Many of you out there don’t have shampoo bowls in your shops. Understood, but if you’re thinking of installing one or renovating or opening a new shop you want to consider this option, I assure you that you will appreciate it and so will your tools, clients and additional income.
And this just in!!!!!!... It will now cost you a hundred dollar fine for a dirty neck duster…. And the shop owner will also receive a hundred dollar fine for allowing it to be used!!!
Remember our job is to protect the people of the state by making sure we all are doing what’s correct for our own health and the health of those we serve. Let’s work smarter not harder. And finally to those of you who are saying I could care less, the citations and government fines will certainly find you. Be a thinker, not a stinker…Lets all work cleaner!!