Signs Of An Unsanitary Salon Or Spa

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A day at the spa can have many wonderful benefits, and getting a mani-pedi can put a little pep in your step. A trip to the day spa or nail salon is a wonderful way to treat a friend for her birthday, or spend a bride-to-be’s bridal shower. Giving yourself some you-time not only gives you a confidence boost after the fact, but it also relaxes your nerves while you’re enjoying the treatment. In fact, perhaps half the perks of going to a spa is simply relaxing, but you can’t feel relaxed if you’re worried about coming in contact with bacteria and contracting an infection. That, unfortunately, can easily happen if the business you patronize doesn’t follow proper sanitization etiquette (and law). Reading reviews online is always helpful, but you can also do an eyeball test. Here are signs your spa or nail salon isn’t sanitary.

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No questions about previous treatments

Your masseuse or esthetician doesn’t talk to you before your treatment at all. She doesn’t ask if it’s okay to use this or that on your face. She doesn’t ask what previous treatments you’ve had. She doesn’t have to do this in order to do a hygienic job, but generally, businesses that have the funds to keep a place spick and span also have the funds to hire a well-educated esthetician or masseuse who would ask you about these things.

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