A Checklist for Cleaning a Salon

by Mary Johnson; Updated September 26, 2017
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If you desire to run a profitable hair salon, a large part of its success depends on the organization and cleanliness of your establishment. No client wants to see dirty towels at stations, nor does she want to see hair all over the floor; a client wants to relax in an orderly and clean setting. A well-kept salon also makes for a nicer work environment. Following a checklist will help you keep your salon pleasing to clients and stylists as well.

Wash

Make sure to keep up with laundry. Always clean towels and capes so their availability does not run out.

If your salon uses glasses or mugs for beverages, make sure to clean them thoroughly. Clients want to drink out of clean cups, so they need to look immaculate. Don't forget to clean the coffee pot.

Color bowls and bottles need to be cleaned immediately after use. Don't let them pile up in the sink or on counters. If they are not cleaned right away, the potential arises for an even bigger mess through any accidental spills.

Wipe down anything that shows smudging or dirt. Windows and mirrors need a daily cleaning. Work stations should be cleaned of any hair dye or hair product. Buildup from hair products can start to coat a work station, so make sure to wipe them down regularly.

Hair Removal

Sweep floors after a haircut. A pile of hair on the floor is unsightly and it can also be slippery, which is a hazard to all. Make sure to sweep under work stations and even in the back room; hair piles can travel so do not just sweep in the obvious areas.

Clean all tools of excess hair. Brushes, combs and clippers need cleaning often. Also make sure to disinfect them after each use.

Clean the sink after shampooing a client's hair. This will prevent clogs, which will save on plumber's fees. It also looks nicer to the next person in line when they see a clean sink.

Keep Stock Orderly

Keep products where they belong. It lessens efficiency and aggravates clients if a stylist spends too much time looking for an item.

Hair color should always reside in the correct spot. If misplaced, a client could end up with the wrong color, which could result in a bad experience and loss of future business.

Always keep inventory; know what you have in stock. Before you run out of something, order it. You don't want to end up without a product that a client needs, so knowing what you have in stock will prevent this.

Keep any products on display in good condition. Part of your business is selling retail. A nice display will more likely garner a purchase, so displays should always be orderly and dust-free.

About the Author

Mary Johnson has been a published writer since 2005. She has written articles for "The Snapper" newspaper, and she has performed copy writing for numerous nonprofit organizations. Johnson currently works for a small newspaper in Philadelphia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Millersville University.

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