Codes of Practice in Nail Services and Waxing that provide nails and beauty professionals with authoritative and industry endorsed guidance are available for free download from Habia.
Although compliance with the codes is voluntary, they have been promoted widely throughout the beauty and nails industries, as well as to the consumer press and to Environmental Health Practitioners in order to encourage good practice based on nationally agreed standards.
Code of Practice for Nails
Contains guidance on sterilisation, electric nail files (including safe use and decontamination of drills), ventilation, UV light and prohibited materials such as MMA. It is also available in Vietnamese.
Code of Practice in Waxing
Contains specific guidance on the use of waxing systems, usage of products, sensitivity testing (both thermal and patch testing) and intimate waxing.