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Beware of Dirty Salons

By New You Editorial
Posted On Jun 12, 2014

New You Health Tip: Find out what to look for the next time you go to a beauty salon or spa and how it can affect your health.


The beauty salon or spa is supposed to be every woman’s safe haven where she can relax and unwind without worry. Yet as it turns out, and unkempt salon can lead to lice, fungal infections and other health risks. Before you commit to the chair or treatment room, look around and investigate. The extra time you take to ensure your well being is well worth the effort.

  • Is the salon tidy? Look around. Is there hair everywhere?  Do the brushes, capes, towels, and other linens have hair or debris in them? Are color bowls and brushes sitting around unattended? Are the rollers dirty or dingy? Are combs, scissors and other reusable tools on the counter instead of inside a sanitizing jar? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you may want to consider your salon of choice.
  • Investigate.  Find out if anyone has been to the salon or spa you’re planning to visit and ask about his or her experience. Also, check with the Better Business Bureau and online forums to see if there have been any complaints. A place with a good reputation is more likely to take pride in its facilities and keep them clean.