Frequently Asked Questions
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Can you please advise me of the guidelines for pregnant ladies and nail technology. How do they stand with regards to providing treatments while pregnant?
I am trying to establish the best practice and industry standards for beauty therapists. I need to know what are the recommended maximum number of hours in any one 8 hour shift that staff undertake massage treatments ?
I am trying to obtain an up to date copy of the guide to the health and safety of salon hair products. Can you tell me how I can obtain a copy or can you send me one?
I am looking at buying new gloves for use in my salon and wondered if you could advise me on what type to buy?
I am very interested in the health and safety award for hairdressing and beauty salons. Please can you forward me some details on how you set it up and who I need to contact.
I am just setting up my own salon and don't know where to start with health and safety. Can you help?
Can Habia advise me on the latest update as to what I should do about skin tests for colour? Are the skin test kits expected by Habia and legal bodies? Also should we be skin testing before every colour service or is every 6 months ok ?
Is there 'new' legislation regarding the disposal of waste from a beauty salon, such as wax strips, cotton wool etc. Is it a legal requirement or just recommended practice that these items need to be disposed of by a registered collector?
Do you have any specific guidance notes on ventilation for nail bars? I am aware of the general requirements under the workplace regulations but wondered if you had any specific guidance for nail bars?
Is milia removal a surgical procedure that should only be carried out by a medically qualified practitioner? Or is it a cosmetic procedure that can be carried out under appropriately sterile conditions by a beauty therapist?
Is it now a requirement for hairdressing students to wear gloves for application of styling products?