At Nail Candy Salon, our highest priority is your safety and peace-of-mind.
Here are some of the hygiene and sanitation practices you can expect to find here, and why.
Before beginning each service, Nail Candy staff disinfect their hands and yours with hand sanitizer. This helps prevent the spread of common germs.
To insure the highest level of sanitation, you will have a brand new nail file and buffing block when you come into Nail Candy for an appt. If space permits, we will store them for you, or you may take it with you and bring it back next time.
At Nail Candy, we have a 3 step process for disinfecting our metal tools. First we scrub and clean all tools, next the tools are submerged in a special hospital-grade solution to remove debris, kill bacteria, and prevent the spread of germs, and the final step is placing the tools inside a UV sterilizer. A UV sterilizer can kill most of the bacteria on the tools in as little as one minute.
Why take the risk? In a pedicure chair at Nail Candy, we soak your feet in a modern pipeless pedicure spa that's quick and easy to disinfect between customers ... so you can relax and enjoy the experience. A pipeless system has a bowl with a type of propeller that moves the water within the bowl, creating the jet feel but without the water moving through pipes where bacteria can collect. The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta issued guidelines against whirlpool foot baths in 2001 because they are a breeding ground for fortuitum (a microbacterium that causes boils on the legs).
Nail Candy Salon pedicures employ an equally effective, special callus-sloughing tool with a disposable cup on the end to assure maximum hygiene for each customer. The "foot razor," used to remove calluses, is illegal in most states, with NY being one of them. The skin can be cut by accident. This is a serious health violation and we at Nail Candy would never use this method to remove callouses.
After each service, we wipe down sinks and tabletops with a special hospital-grade solution to remove debris, kill bacteria, and prevent the spread of germs. Your safety and comfort is our top priority.