May 12, 2008
On Sterilizing & Looking Pretty
Its very important for me when going to get my nails done to know they sterilize everything, and no I'm not talking about wiping everything with dettol. I'm talking about sticking manicure kits, scissors and whatever else in sterilizing bags and putting them in an autoclave. Just like you do with medical instruments.
I actually have to see them taking the instruments out of the sterilizing bag, otherwise I wouldn't let them touch me.
In Kuwait I never saw that! The whole sterilization process! When I asked how they sterilized their stuff they usually gave me different answers but non were the autoclave. Which is the safest way to sterilize! Not even in the high end places, and forget about the people that come to your place!
I'm hoping things have drastically changed in the past couple of years, but if they haven't, then my advice to you is always ask how your place of preference sterilizes everything, and ask that the instruments be taken out of the bag in front of you, just in case. Or buy your own manicure kits and take them with you.
Beauty parlors/ saloons/ barbers or whatever else you kids call em, are a disaster zone. Its all in the things you can't see with your naked eye. You don't know who the person before you is and what kind of bacteria and diseases they carry.
so please be extra careful!