STOP!!! Barbershop Ailments, Trichologist Explains All Half 2


Quickfire hygiene suggestions from trichologist Tracey Walker


Hopefully you’ve already checked out half. 1 of my interview with former hairdresser and trichologist Tracey Walker. If not, I’d advocate having a look, as Tracey provides some fascinating insights into the potential infections that may be picked up at a barbershop… in addition to genuinely helpful data for avoiding them.

Now, although, it’s on to half two, and I wished to ask Tracey’s opinion on some particular barbershop points which have been on my thoughts.

First up: does she suppose it’s a good suggestion to make use of gloves as a substitute of washing fingers between cuts?

“I don’t actually. There are conditions the place gloves ought to be used, however for those who’re sitting down for a haircut and any individual comes alongside all gloved up you then would possibly sit there and surprise what they’re going to do to you!

“Additionally, I believe it’s essential that we do contact individuals’s heads. If there’s the smallest bump or abrasion we could miss it – carrying gloves, you don’t at all times really feel what’s taking place.”

This might additionally make you too complacent about washing fingers on the whole: not a great factor for a barber. Lastly, if any individual was contaminated to the purpose that you simply felt you had to make use of gloves you then shouldn’t minimize their hair in any respect, as you might transfer the an infection round”.

Subsequent up, I requested whether or not the dusting brush could be an space of concern.

The primary situation right here can be head lice. Particularly, for those who draw headlice out with a comb after which go away the comb subsequent to a dusting brush, then they might migrate to the bristles. One of the best factor to do is to keep away from chopping the hair of anyone who has lice – and if a brush does decide up lice then simply eliminate it!

What does a trichologist like Tracey take into consideration trade regulation?

“It’s a tough one. I believe it might be essential to attempt to regulate the trade, and even have inspections. In hair salons the chemical compounds which might be used are so robust, and the blades, the clippers, all {the electrical} gear – you need to be educated in these areas”.

Lastly, then, what’s Tracey’s general recommendation to barbershop homeowners?

“To start with, hairdressers and barbers in my expertise are individuals who care about individuals. They wish to make them look good, give them the most recent model, make them really feel good. And I really feel like taking care of your shopper, you not solely give them the perfect minimize you may, however you’ve obtained to take care of their well being as effectively. You have got to remember what can occur.

“So simply easy little issues like remembering to clean your fingers between every shopper – we don’t know what they’ve, they usually could not have something, but it surely’s simply good follow. And to clean them correctly, and to dry them as effectively.

“Have a few barbicide jars, and provides your comb a great wash with some detergent – it doesn’t must be time consuming. So simply two easy issues there: washing your fingers, and ensuring that gear is definitely put within the barbicide jar, clear, would go a good distance in the direction of ensuring that you simply’re taking care of your shopper in the very best method.”

A giant thanks to Tracey for offering a lot helpful data – I genuinely suppose that the following pointers may make or break a barber store so positively put it into follow! And don’t overlook to come back and discover me as instagram, Fb and YouTube, as that’s the place you’ll discover extra nice interviews with trade specialists.

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