Importance of Air Quality in Salons and Spas

Salon owners and employees are accustomed to the chemical fumes associated with a salon: from hair dyes, nail polish, aerosol sprays and other products.

  • But customers don’t want to be assaulted with those odors.

Now, due to the pandemic, customers are paying more attention to indoor air quality and its impact on their health. You don’t want to be that salon that puts its customers at risk. Luckily, there are HVAC solutions available today that can reduce odors, improve indoor air quality and help keep everyone safe and healthy. There are some telltale signs that your salon or spa needs ventilation upgrades to improve indoor air quality. If you experience strong odors that persist 10 minutes after using a product and they drift into another room, your air quality should be improved. Fine layers of dust from products can also accumulate on floors and surfaces along with beads of water on the walls. If your windows are fogging up inside your business and if clients or employees are complaining about nasty odors or stickiness, it’s time to make some changes. Health issues can occur from poor air quality such as headaches and respiratory issues and you don’t want to wait until it is too late. It’s important to pay attention to the HVAC system that was installed before you even came on the scene. Your HVAC system may be in need of redesign or be augmented to handle the unique air quality issues of your business and to improve indoor air quality. A combination of a well designed general HVAC system, a source capture system and a professional grade air purifier might be the best approach to improve indoor air quality.