The Theory of Nails

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  1. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Learning the new terms

    2. Learning the difference between sanitising and disinfecting

    3. The quiz

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Getting comfortable with being responsible for sanitisation & safety

    2. Knowing the correct storage for each tool/product

    3. Confidence with educating clients

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That sanitising is just removing VISIBLE debris

    2. The process you must follow if a client bleeds at all

    3. The importance of ventilation

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. The difference between sanitising and disinfecting

    2. To never continue to work on a nail after it has been nicked/cut

    3. The process for disinfecting items

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Don’t rush, take in all the information

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      This is great Sophie! Exactly what I would have hoped to read 🙂

      1. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

        1. learning new correct words

        2. learning how to properly sanitize and disinfect

        3. the quiz

        What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
        1. memorizing the different meanings to words

        2. learning chemical methods

        3.how much disinfectant to use

        What are three things that really surprised you?

        1. the module is created to cope with everyone’s needs (suitable for all learners)

        2. How much new words there were

        3. How strict you have to be on sanitation and disinfection.

        What are three things you will never forget?

        1. the difference between porous and non-porous

        2. have my clients hand always washed and sanitized

        3. disinfection of equipment after a client.

        What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

        1. take notes

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          Awesome 🙂

  2. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The difference between sanitising and disinfecting.
    2. Instructing the client to wash their hands before I proceed.
    3. The quiz

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. The process to disinfect tools
    2. Ensuring correct ventilation
    3. Learning the chemical method for disinfectants

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That Sanitising is remove visible particles only!
    2. That 100% of some of the disinfectant ingredients don’t work and that you only need 70-90%
    3. How often I already do these things

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. How to deal with a blood spill
    2. To wash my hands before every client
    3. The disinfect between every client

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take your own notes and take your time.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      So good! I love these nailed quizzes 😀

    2. I can totally relate to all your answers Briony as I almost felt exactly the same. I really enjoyed this topic and it’s always good to read students answers and how I compare to them and to see if I’m on the same level as everyone else 😊

  3. ****3 things I’ve nailed:
    1. Difference between non-porous, porous and self-disinfecting
    2. The quiz – I was actually nervous about this one ><
    ****I'll never forget
    1. that educating my clients is not only good for them but it is good for me
    2. that if blood or bodily fluids end up on any utensils, they are double bagged and binned immediately
    3. that ventilation is super important in addition to sanitizing and disinfecting
    ****Advice to a newbie:
    the porous, non-porous and self disinfecting items are really important to note, I've purposely gone through my stuff and started making a list of which things fit in to which category because I think this will help me to get good procedures in place.

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      I LOVE that you have gone through and made lists of your actual products. It’s a very Kinetic learner thing to do, I wonder if you are Audial-Kinetic and not just Audial 🙂 Anyway, this is really great, well done 🙂

  4. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Learning the Difference between Disinfecting and Sanitizing
    2. Learning what is multi use and single use
    3. Learning what is Porus and non porus

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. The mixing of the disinfecting chemicals
    2. How much disinfectant to use on each item
    3. What to disinfect.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That 100% of the disinfectant solution is not suitable as it doesn’t kill the bacteria.
    2. The importance of ventilation
    3. How to correctly store each tool/ item

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To wash hands before and after each Client
    2. To sanitize and disinfect before and after each Client
    3. How to deal with a blood spill

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take your own notes to revise

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      You’re a machine!

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Handwashing

    2. The safe use of reusable products

    3. Storage

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. single use tools and multi use tools and implements ( i know this will happen with time and get use to products)

    2. Erogonomics – Posture of the body making sure im not leaning to much

    3. Taking breaks – i am person who can sometimes go and go and not look at the clock

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Difference between sanitisation and disinfection

    2. individual client packs – offering them but also how to look after them

    3. Responsibilites for pedicure equipment

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. you cant trust the hygiene standards outside of your salon

    2. The importance of ventilation

    3. Avoiding product contamination

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take your time and take notes if you need to, i would recommend taking notes as a reference for yourself to look back on.

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      I am also that person hahaha

  6. What are 3 things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module
    1. The difference between Sanitisation and Disinfection
    2. Porous, non Porous and self disinfecting tools
    3. Do not store Tools in airtight containers
    What are 3 things you really need to work on
    1. Erogonomics, definitely body awareness so I dont end up with an injury
    2. Disinfecting tools correctly always
    3. Take breaks
    What are 3 things that surprised you
    1. Getting client and myself to wash hands before service
    2. Not carrying on working on a nail that a technician has hurt in some way
    3. The sanitisation and Disinfection differences
    What are 3 things you will never forget
    The last 3 things
    What advice would you give a newbie starting this module.
    Go to a quiet room watch the video and take notes. Lots of information to hold onto that will help your business in the long run

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      Perfect 🙂

  7. What are 3 things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module
    1. Sanitization and Disinfection
    2. Ergonomics
    3. Extraction and ventilation
    What are 3 things you really need to work on
    1. Take breaks
    2. First Aid Certificate
    3. Storage
    What are 3 things that surprised you
    1. The lack of NZ’s regulation of sanitization ie, spray is acceptable no immersion is compulsory
    2. The fact you can injure yourself with little effort
    3. Individual client packs – how to store, great idea
    What are 3 things you will never forget
    1. 70% – 90% isopropyl alcohol / ethyl alcohol is optimal and the ratio is used in hospitals as 100% evaporates to quick therefore non effective
    2. Wash before and After application begins
    3. Sanitize, disinfection
    What advice would you give a newbie starting this module.
    This module is so helpful and crucial for you and your clients health and safety. Take notes they will help you.

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      I need to work on taking breaks too 🙂 So glad you found this helpful 🙂

  8. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. the difference between sanitzation and disfection

    2. what is best to use when cleaning your area and tools before and after clients arrive

    3. the quiz

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. first aid certificate

    2. posture of the body

    3. taking breaks

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. the importance of ventilation

    2. how to correctly store equipment

    3. that u.v cabinets are for storing items not sterlising

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. u.v cabinets are for storing items

    2.hospital grade disfection

    3. wash before and after appilcations

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. this module is super helpful take all the notes possible and use them

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      Great work 🙂

  9. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. the quiz 2. First aid 3. ergonomics

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. getting in good disinfecting habits even if just my personal tools 2. ventilating area 3. using disposable sticks or glass droppers for products that could get contaminated

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. things i thought could only be used on single client can be disinfected (like buffers/files etc) 2. difference between 70% and 100% isopropyl alcohol is just water diluting so doesn’t evaporate so quick 3. how lax our regulations are compared to other places

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. difference between santising and disinfecting 2. do things deliberately in front of clients to demonstrate good practises like hand washing,
    clean box etc 3. that foot baths really are quite gross

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. great module with practical things to help with setting good routines and habits

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      You’re powering through, well done!

  10. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. I previously worked as a vet nurse, so im a grateful i can still utilise that knowledge.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Learning ingrediants
    2. Renew my first aid so I am up to date on that! health and safety can ALWAYS be worked on

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That a 70-90% dialution can be more effective than a 100% solvent

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. dialution ratios
    2. Sanitising and disenfecting all reusable tools and disposing of theones that arent immeadiatley

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. really take your time on this module – this is what can make and break a business.

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      Great work 🙂

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The quiz 🙂 2. The difference between Sanitation vs Disinfection (thanks to Covid-19) 3. That a 10% bleach solution is sufficient as a disinfectant.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Ensuring hands are washed and sanitiser is sprayed before start of service 2. Being comfortable with blood, even just hearing about it makes me feel a bit queasy 3. Having MSDS for the products I’m using

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That there are potentially people out there using blades to cut off people’s living skin tissue. Mortified.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. What to look out for when going to a Salon 2. The importance of proper ventilation 3. How to work safely if an accidental cut happens during service

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. This Module is really informative and eye opening.

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      Awesome! There had to be a silver lining for Covid, huh? 🙂

  12. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. I nailed the understanding of non-porous and porous. I have always known of these words just could never really understand the meaning of these words. Having these words explained in this course in a way that I now understand what they mean.

    2. I nailed the understanding of really discussing the benefits of a client pack. From a client point of view I personally would go for this option as I am very conscious in everyday life of dissinfecting and satanising. Personally before this I didn’t know this was an option but know that I can see and understand the benefits of a client pack I would highly recommend.

    3. I nailed persevering in this course as I did not initally achieve 80% in the quiz. I know now I just need to take a minute, not rush really read the questions and give things another go.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I need to continue to work on researching what chairs are best suited for myself and my clients. I knew posture was important coming from a dancing back ground. But I never really crossed this over to a work environment.

    2. I need to continue to work on getting my first aid certificate again. I have done this course back when I was at school through St Johns. I really need to keep up to date with this as it really will be beneficial to in work and out of work environments.

    3. I need to continue to work on researching appointment softwares I honestly haven’t even thought about it and really need to get my A into G.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. I was suprised to learn about the ultrosonic cleaning process that this uses ultrasound and cleaning can last three to six months.

    2. I was surprised to learn that in New Zealand the nail industry is unregulated.

    3. I was surprised to learn that 100% isproply alcohol will not dissenfect anything as it is too strong. Just shocking and freezing the cell wall of bacteria rather then killing it and in addition will evaporate too quickly.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. I will never forget how crutial good posture not for only me by my clients. As I want to be comfortable in what I do day in and out and also so this adds to the clients experience. There is nothing worse then being uncomfortable.

    2. I will never forget that educating myself and my clients is so benifical to keeping good practices and a good relationship with clients. Also If were to go on to having my own salon keeping the team educated so we can present the best and be the best we can be.

    3. I will never forget the correct methods of disinfecting and sanitisation. I want such high hygiene standards so to start practising this is key to a clean and healthy work environment and space fro clients.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Advice would be to take you time in learning what this model is about. If you take the time you do really learn a lot and will be surprised at a lot in this model or that might change your view or opinion in things but for the better. Just to stay open minded and be like a sponge.

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      This is perfect, well done!

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The quiz

    2. The definitions of sanitise vs disinfect

    3. The types of multi-use tools and how we handle them

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I liked the idea of doing a St Johns first aid course so have saved that book mark.

    2. Get a metal bin

    3. Consider ventilation methods in the room I’d like to set up in.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The idea of an individual client pack. This is quite appealing for me and a great way to go above their usual expectations.

    2. How little the industry is regulated in NZ, it’s quite disappointing

    3. On the list of things to look out for in salons I can think of many of those examples I have experienced as a client. It makes me wonder how much training other nail techs have actually received.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. The seriousness of blood spill and the steps to protect yourself + your client

    2. Methods of disinfection

    3. UV cabinets are storage only – not bacteria killing!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Think about salons you have been to in the past, and how by following these steps you can already set yourself apart in service quality

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      Someone posted in the FB Group the other day about a Kmart Bread Bin that makes a perfect metal bin!

  14. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Taking notes

    2. definitions of sanitisation and disinfecting

    3. Using disposable scoops for scrubs etc

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. ventilation

    2. Record cleaning log

    3. find out what chelating means (chelating surfactant disinfectant

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Don’t work on that wounded finger/toe again

    2. Offer free and finish on injured part once healed

    3. Individual or personal packs

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Individual or personal packs is such a great idea

    2. How to clean up after contact with bodily fluids

    3. Porous/ non-porous, single use, multi use tools and cleaning instructions

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take notes…. its awesome for revision

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      Chelating is a chemical process that in this case, allows a disinfectant to break down particles that would otherwise remain behind 🙂

  15. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. handwashing, handwashing, handwashing
    2. understanding what processes and systems need to be set up to ensure good sanitisation and disinfection in the salon
    3.set up of checklists, cards and records lists to identify, check all sanitisation and disinfectant steps are being followed.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.Set up a proper sanitisation and disinfectant and storage system in the salon, to follow before and after each client.
    2.educating clients on salon cleanliness and what to look out for
    3.practicing identifying porous and non-porous tools and how to sanitise and disinfect. Complete a first aid course.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1.what you should do if you accidentally cut or nip a clients finger etc.
    2. that you have to keep a record of foot spa cleaning and disinfecting
    3. Setting up and understanding the importance of ergonomics in the salon

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Wash hands when client sits down
    2. To collect a clean towel and clean files & sanitise when the client sits down.
    3. the difference between porous and non-porous items/tools in the salon
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take the opportunity to do the quiz or the evaluations to help you remember important points.

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      Love that list of successes!

  16. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. understanding response for blood and Bodily fluids

    2. Understanding what I will need to do for ventilation in my salon

    3. Notes`!

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Make a plan for where I will store my cleaning products

    2. Need to work on my set up – buy a bin!!

    3. Re do my health a safety certificate

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Great idea about individual client packs!

    2. UV cabinets are just for storage really!! Always see them in the mall nail bars

    3. How so many places I have had my nails done before in NZ have been doing so many of the DONTs in this module! SCARY!

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Keeping records of cleaning

    2. Blood spill action plan!

    3. wash hands wash hands wash hands! and get towels and tools whilst customer is doing so 🙂

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. NOTE NOTES NOTES! I Know when I am qualified I will need to refer to my notes for this module to make sure I am doing everything right!

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      Awesome work!

  17. What are three things you have nailed in this Module?
    1. Taking lots of notes.
    2. Knowing the difference between Non-porous and Porous tools.
    3. importance of handwashing for both myself and clients.
    What are three things you really need to work on?
    1. Booking in for a first aid course.
    2. To remember all surfaces that come in contact with a clients hands are considered ‘contaminated.’
    3. Cleaning logs and storage solutions.
    What are three things that really surprise you?
    1. Some things I have learned in this module I can use outside of doing nails.
    2. Don’t work on a wounded finger or toe.
    3. I’ve started to compare my experience as a client with what we have been learning.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Take breaks.
    2. Keep a good posture.
    3. in the future work in a ventilated space.
    What advice would you give to a newbie?
    Take your time and take lots of notes. so much useful information for not only the nail side of things but for every day.

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      “3. I’ve started to compare my experience as a client with what we have been learning” – SO GOOD! This is awesome 🙂

  18. hi I posted my questions a few minutes ago but they haven’t shown up. Will I need to do them again?

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      Nope, I can see them 🙂 The website holds them until I approve them incase they are rude/offensive/spammy 🙂

  19. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Identifying between porus & non porus items and the different processes of disinfection

    2. The importance of hand washing before every service

    3. The quiz

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I need to attend first aid training

    2. Sorting out some suitable storage for my tools

    3. building the knowledge & confidence to be able to educate my clients on the correct health & safety standards to look out for in salons

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. when mixing your own disinfection solution, it is only effective for 24hrs. Must mix new bottle each day.

    2. NZ nail industry is unregulated

    3. Individual client packs are an option! never come across this before in any other salon but it is an excellent idea and something i would like to be able to offer my clients 🙂

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. What to look out for in other salons

    2. do not continue to work on a nail after accidentally cutting a client. Invite client back in a few days as long as there is no inflammation – do not charge for service!

    3. the process for sanitising & disinfecting between clients

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. There is a lot to take in! Take notes & take your time 🙂

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      Great work 🙂

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The difference between the word terminology of sanitisation and disinfecting.

    2. The difference between non-porous and porous

    3. Importance of hand washing for both client and myself. it is a practise I do before every client but I must admit I’ve never asked a client to do, only ever just to use the hand sanitiser I have at my desk. (would this still be a suitable practise?)

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Having a folder with all the information of MSDS for all used products and of cleaning schedules. Being only myself it is easier to keep track of things but would be good practise to have recorded in a folder.

    2. Updating my skills with first aid, the fresher that is in the brain the better it is not to panic in those situations.

    3. To have a drawer specific for cleaned utensils.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. NZ beauty industry health regulations arn’t regulated ( I did know this but it still surprises me) and that you can run a nail business and not be qualified or have any sort of training and that scares me. Would far rather have my clients know they are in safe knowledgeable hands.

    2. UV Cabinets are just for storage, and are sold as sanitisers.

    3. The Chelating Surfactant Detergent to be used in your foot spa, as opposed to other graded disinfectants.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. How to set up equipment ergonomically for comfort of the client but most importantly comfort for yourself. I know with lumbar issues how important this is.

    2. Up-skilling and how important it is to keep yourself well informed and trained in our industry.

    3. Ventilation in your work space, and what to look for in other salons.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. I have written down lots of notes, follow each module in its order.

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      Perfect 🙂

  21. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The difference between Sanitisation and Disinfection
    2. Thankfully Covid did get us on the right track with good hand washing and sanitising
    3. Our workstations are awesome for both our team and clients, I was so excited when I checked it all this morning.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. First Aid Certificate (Such a great reminder, I forgot that it was due during Covid)
    2. To have clear written instructions that are explained for all our team with regards to cleaning – and no doubt lots of other items will come up in further subjects.
    3. Organising MSDS and making sure that the team are aware of them as well.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. UV Cabinets are glorified storage areas! Who would have known?
    2. After understanding so much more about Sanitisation and Safety – our salons have to be regulated to cut back on the cowboys, who are often giving Nail Tech’s a bad name.
    3. That the movies lied when they showed that straight alcohol would sterilise everything!
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To make sure that the ventilation is on all the time.
    2. Read all MSDS for all products, even if they are boring. They certainly won’t be boring if it saves a client!
    3. To empty out mixed up solution at the end of the day as it only lasts for 24 hours.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Sanitisation and Safety module can be one of the most important things in your salon to keep upskilling on to protect our clients, team, salon and ourselves!

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      “UV Cabinets are glorified storage areas! Who would have known?” – Especially when the company writes ‘Sterilizer’ on the front! *Face palm*

  22. Three things that I have absolutely nailed this module:
    1 – I have nailed learning the ins an outs of what an efficient disinfectant is, what mixes are most efficient and safe, what what bacterias and viruses the disinfectant needs to be able to kill.
    2 – I have nailed learning the difference between sanitisation and disinfection.
    3 – I have nailed learning the difference between Porous and non – porous
    Three things that I need to continue to work on
    1 – Creating an MSDS file
    2 – Doing a refresher first Aid course, I will book this ASAP
    3 – Purchase drawers where I can keep by clean, disinfected and dry tools
    Three things that really surprised me
    1 – The importance of ventilation – as I am new to the nail industry, I was completely unaware how important this is
    2 – I was blown away by how many dangerous / unsafe practices have been used on me in the past when I have been to salons. Reading through the warning signs list, I could tick off almost all of them that I have personally experienced.
    3 – I was surprised by the fact that the New Zealand Beauty Industry Health Regulations aren’t regulated. It os rather disappointing and quite frankly scary.
    Three things that I will never forget
    1 – The difference between Sanitisation and disinfection
    2 – How to deal with Knicks/cuts on clients and to stop service, also free of charge.
    3 – Washing hands is of paramount importance!
    What advice would you give to a newbie?
    I have a journal that I’ve been noting everything down in.. it’s so helpful to recap and refresh whenever you need without having to go online and read through the whole modules!

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      “I was blown away by how many dangerous/unsafe practices have been used on me in the past” – It’s craaaazy how many of you say this!

  23. What three things have you absolutely nailed in the module?
    1. The difference between sanitisation and disinfection! I always thought, especially after Covid19, that sanitisation was actually disinfection but I have learned otherwise! 👍
    2. The meaning of porous vs non porous. New language and took me a few goes but I feel I have a good understanding now 😊
    3. Correct methods of sanitisation. I was fascinated by it all having a lot of experience in hospital and medical environments, and a personal need for cleanliness and hygiene I loved learning about effective ways to sanitise and what’s involved 😊

    What three things do you really need to work on?
    1. I would focus on specifically the salon processes for disinfecting because there is a lot to consider and needs planning and procedures so I would spend time making sure these are in place.
    2. Ventilation options for my future salon.
    3. Chemical names for mixing disinfectants.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Sanitisation vs disinfecting.
    2. That if a client has a cut that the nail can no longer be worked on. I’ve been cut many times and the tech will continue to sting with continuing with the set and not using plasters.
    3. That disinfectant home made can only last for 24hrs then needs to be remade.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. The difference between sanitisation and disinfection.
    2. The difference between porous and non porous items.
    3. That anything to carries vapours is disposed of appropriately in a stainless steel bin with a lid.

    What advice would you give a newbie starting this module?

    1. That this part of the course is hugely informative and educational and such a crucial component well worth learning! 😊

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      “New language and took me a few goes but I feel I have a good understanding now” – Love that progress!!

  24. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. How to handle a cut/blood spill

    2. Identifying the difference between non porous and porous items and how to clean them correctly

    3. How to maintain a clean and ventilated salon!

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Ergonomics

    2. First aid!

    3. Storage for my tools

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How important it is to have good ventilation

    2. The individual client packs, never heard of them before but it is such a great idea!

    3. It’s important to stop, stretch and take a break

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Sanitation and disinfection!!!!! / How to properly clean and disinfect the non porous and porous tools

    2. How to handle cuts and bleeds on clients! The service becomes free of charge and can not work on injured finger on the same day.

    3. Educate your clients!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take notes, your about to learn a lot during this one!

  25. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.Sanitizing and disinfecting what they actually entail

    2.The difference between porus and non porus

    3.How to deal with an abrasion and the importance of stepping away from the nail

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.How to store products and tools properly

    2.Working on a MSDS file

    3.posture… I think I would tend to lean forward and i will always have to work on this

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.That a pre mix of disinfectant will only last up to 24 hours
    2. For example full isopropyl will actually just freeze or shock and therefor not work

    3.The importance of good ventilation

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.Never to work on a clients nail if there has been a cut or bleeding

    2.The importance of Sanitizing and disinfecting correctly

    3.What is porus and what is non porus

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.Take your time and enjoy it. I have a pad next to me and refer back to my notes

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      ‘The importance of stepping away from the nail’ – love this!

  26. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The quiz – got 100%.
    2. Understanding the difference between sanitising and disinfecting and when and how this should be done.
    3. Managed to find and buy some hospital strength disinfectant to use.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Making sure that I keep a record of how often files are used so that I can replace them regularly enough.
    2. Looking at my storage and assess whether more things could be placed flat in drawers
    3. Make sure any mixed up disinfectant is discarded after 24 hours.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That the disinfectant when made up only lasts 24 hours.
    2. That spray-on disinfectant needs to be enough that tools are wet for 5 minutes afterwards.
    3. The idea of having separate tool kits for individual clients.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To both sanitise and disinfect – sanitise first.
    2. Stop work immediately if there is blood, care for wound first then throw away porous equipment and sanitise and disinfect non-porous. Do not continue to work on that finger that day – allow to heal. Get all new clean equipment before starting again – do not charge the client.
    3. Make sure disinfectant meets the regulations – hospital-grade, 70-90% alcohol – not 100% as this will freeze and not kill the bacteria.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take notes, and be vigilant about the two steps of sanitising and disinfecting. Always consider the effect on the client and yourself if hygiene is not paramount – this is an area that can not be compromised.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      LOVE that advice!

  27. What are the three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module?
    1. Understanding the difference between Porous/Non-porous/Self-disinfecting.
    2. The QUIZ!
    3. The difference between sanitisation and disinfection.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Getting my First Aid Certificate.
    2. Appropriate ventilation.
    3. Building a First Aid Kit.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. To immediately tidy up everything after signs of blood/bodily fluids (I mean it is common sense really but it did surprise me when reading the modules in the first instance)
    2. That in NZ the Nail Industry is unregulated.
    3. 100% disinfectant doesn’t kill bacteria.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To always sanitize then disinfect after every client.
    2. The types of disinfectants that can be used.
    3. To never put myself in a position where it affects my posture.

    What advice would you give to a newbie that is starting this module?
    1. To take all of it on board (Take notes) – think of yourself attending a Nail Techs studio and how important it would be for you to arrive to a clean and hygienic environment.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Great advice!

  28. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The difference between sanitising and disinfecting

    2. The difference between porous, non-pours and self disinfecting

    3. That you can never be clean enough.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Getting first aid cert

    2. Organising ventilation

    3. Organising disinfecting and storage

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The difference between sanitising and disinfecting

    2.That the USA has better nail salon standards than nz.

    3. That uv sanitising cabinets are good storage but don’t clean, just stop things from growing further.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. The difference between sanitising and disinfecting

    2. Blood spill procedure

    3. Immersion is probably better procedure, but probably wreck reusable files and buffers.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Re read through this a few times or watch the video a couple of times to really absorb all you can. I’m going to back and re read this section again and again to make sure I’ve got it. Hygiene is super important.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Love that advice!

  29. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The ergonomics, I’ve not really been explained in so much detail this stuff but it makes so much sense 🙂
    2. The different types of equipment used as in reusable and non-reusable, porous and non-porous
    3. The First Aid. I’ve got First Aid through my previous job within the last year so this was easy for me

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?

    1. Ergonomics. I’ve always had bad posture but if I’m going to do this as a career, I’ll definitely need to work on this!!
    2. How to disinfect hygienically, I haven’t reached this point yet but it is super important!
    3. Introducing individual client packs, I think this is something I could really get behind to ensure the hygiene and safety of my clients. Already thought about how to sanitise and store their packs

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Being able to use baby wipes on the lamps etc was okay lol. I probably would’ve thought to us disinfectant wipes or something.
    2. That there are very little regulations in NZ. I have a distant cousin who is a nail tech in America and all techs there have to be qualified.
    3. Sanitising cabinets are only really good for storage, they don’t actually disinfect or sanitise anything.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. The different types of disinfectant. I’ll probably just use hospital grade disinfectant as well
    2. Ventilation is important
    3. Ensuring the client is aware of sanitisation processes. This builds trust between the technician and the client and further ensures they will be a loyal customer to you.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. As I said before, notes notes notes! This Module is incredibly important and has a lot of information to take on with the running of your salon. If you are unsanitary and unhygienic, clients will not want to come back!

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Baby wipes should have antibacterial properties since they’re used on little bottoms, but disinfectant wipes would be great too!

  30. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Understanding the correct method of sanitisation before disinfection can happen and also the proper disinfection product s and processes.

    2. The understanding of equipment and tools e.g Single use, multi-use/porus or non porus materials and tools

    3. Understanding the blood and bodily fluid spills process and the precautions I need to take around this as well as the precautions I need to take with my clients nail. I totally agree with Free service and back that nail up in a couple of days if you are the cause of any lesions.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Recording and taking a good log every day I think will be something I need to work on, but I do have good strategies in mind to overcome this.

    2. Probably getting to know all the equiptment to be able to put together individual client packs.

    3. I need a label machine to be able to label all of my equiptment etc.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The difference between sanitisation and disinfection

    2. The different categories the equipment sit under, e.g porus/non-porus

    3. Individual Client packs. I think its a cool idea.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Sanitisation before disinfection

    2. The correct process to disinfect after every client

    3. Saftey around blood and bodily fluids.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take notes is all I can say, they help me 🙂

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Love me a label maker!!

  31. Three things I nailed
    – knowing the difference between sanitisation and disinfectant
    – understanding how to correctly clean up after blood and bodily fluids
    – learning from the question I got wrong the first time
    Three things I need to work on
    – difference between porous and non-porous
    – understand what goes into a client pack
    What surprised me
    -there was a difference between sanitisation and disinfectant, thought they were the same thing
    – the process involved when there is blood, like you can’t continue on that nail
    – UV cabinets saying they are sterilised but they aren’t really
    Things I will never forget
    – The things we can use for cleaning, bleach, hospital grade disinfectant, etc
    – That you need to wear gloves after blood and also that you can’t continue on that nail, need to leave it for a few days
    – don’t charge someone if there is blood shed

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Straight in the deep end, well done! Do you have questions about the Client Packs?

  32. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Identifying the difference between sanitisation and disinfection
    2. Washing hands before services
    3. Setting up/getting new tools out after client is seated

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Correct methods of sanitisation
    2. Correct methods of disinfection
    3. The extra responsibilities for pedicure services

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Disinfectants are ineffective without proper cleaning being preformed first
    2. The importance of proper ventilation
    3. Educating clients on what to expect/standards

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Any surfaces coming into contact with clients skin should be considered contaminated
    2. Procedures/steps to take when tools come into contact with blood/unhealthy conditions
    3. Washing and sanitisting both clients and my own hands

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Educate your clients on ‘client safety’ and what to expect from salons they visit.
    Show and let them take note of your hygiene standards

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Awesome work 🙂

  33. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. There are safe working rules we must follow

    2. Choose the right mask.

    3.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. To get a proper room for my nail salon. Need to sort out some stuff in other room.

    2. Ergonomics

    3. First Aid, maybe after I complete this course.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. A new born baby’s skin is 100% chemical
    2. 99% of chemicals we come in contact with are safe and beneficial .
    3. Water is the most common salon chemical

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Some chemicals are dangerous even in small amounts, professional only nail products are typically formulated to minimise the effects. Also used in small amounts which further lowers the risk of overexposure.

    2. Tightly close nail products containers when not in use.

    3. Choose the right mask. Surgical masks may help to stop the spread of germs but will not protect from dust and particles and also not from inhaling vapours.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Sanitising and disinfecting are not the same

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Perfect! Love this 🙂

  34. I just saw no 3. is missing from the first question don’t know how happened 😊

    3 . How important is good ventilation.

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      No worries 😀

  35. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Understanding the difference between disinfecting and sanitizing
    2. Learning the difference between multi use and single use
    3. The importance of hand washing before and after the client visits

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Understanding the mixing process and how much to use
    2. What items to disinfect and how to store them correctly
    3. My posture when I’m working, I need to listen to the signs!

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That sanitizing and disinfection are not the same
    2. How many salons I have been to in the past that have not santized or disinfected tools
    3. How to correctly store each tool/ item

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. That santizing and disinfecting must always be done for the health and safety of me and my client
    2. How important it is to ensure your work station is suitable for both me and the client to complete the service
    3. That if I accidently nick or cut someone, that finger can no longer be worked on.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Make lots of notes and ask questions

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Yes! Please listen to the signs! 🙂 Unlike me haha

  36. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The difference between Porous/Non-Porous tools and how to clean each type
    2. Keeping clean tools separate from dirty ones at all times with a specific container
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.
    2.
    3.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Isopropyl Alcohol or Ethyl Alcohol shouldnt be more than 90% concentrated as this will mean it evaporates too quickly – the higher the concentration the better
    2. Gel brushes are considered “self disinfecting” due to the environment not supporting any kind of bacterial growth
    3. How much we need to know about how to deal with a cut – its so great to go into this detail rather than just to say “do not cut the client”. Accidents can happen and its super important to know how to act when they do.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. It is so super important to make sure our salon and tools are not posing any risk to our clients
    2. Its important to keep disinfected tools in a container with some airflow rather than closed off as this can cause a good environment for bacteria to grow
    3. Non porous tools are only considered that way until they are damaged
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. It does seem like a lot of information, but its super important, and if you make sure to take your time and really follow all the steps now, it will become a habit in the future which will help to keep your standards super high

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Awesome work! You’ve done a great job 🙂

  37. Eek! missed the one question
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Reminding myself that different disinfectants are more suitable for different purposes – things arent always all rounders (porous/non porous)
    2. Remembering the steps of a blood drill – hopefully it happens very infrequently but super important to deal with in the correct way
    3. Making sure i have the MSDS data sheets for all the products in my kit

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Perfect 🙂

  38. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The difference between sanitisation and disinfection.

    2. Understanding single-use vs multi-use tools, and the types.

    3. The quiz.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Remembering the various santitisation and disinfection steps for each product.

    2. Staying vigilant about safety.

    3. Getting a first aid certificate.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How rigorous salons should be in their disinfection procedures.

    2. Ventilation – it was not something I had thought about before.

    3. How little regulation there is of the industry.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. If there is a blood spill, we should disinfect etc and treat them like a brand new client.

    2. The benefits of individual client packs.

    3. The basics of an ergonomic set up (I say, as I lounge on my couch with my laptop).

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. This is super critical and I’m sure I’ll come back to it again and again.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Currently doing my admin for the day on the couch with my laptop haha

  39. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed this module?
    1. Sanitize first, Disinfect second.
    2. Ventilation is super important for the health and safety of you and your client.
    3. Handwashing before and after services.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Creating individual client packs.
    2. Attend a first aid course!
    3. Research MSDS chart.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. I didn’t know airtight containers could lead to bacteria growth.
    2. Disinfectants wont work if they’re too strong. I would’ve just thought “the stronger, the better”
    3. The difference between USA regulations and NZ regulations.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Don’t confuse pre-mixed solutions with solutions that you mix yourself (I did that in the quiz lol)
    2. Have containers correctly and clearly labelled.
    3. Keep first aid kit stocked and up to date.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Hygiene should be one of your top priorities. Make sure you and your client are comfortable too.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Haha well, at least you worked out your quiz mistake and learned from it! 😀

  40. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.learning the difference between sanitising and disinfecting

    learning the difference between porous and non porous objects
    2.

    3.how important it is to get clients to wash hands beforehand (and myself)

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.the difference between pre mixed and mixed myself solutions, as per the quiz 🙂

    2.to work on my confidence in asking clients to wash hands etc

    3.refresh first aid course

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.disinfectant solutions can be too strong

    2.
    even if you disinfect if you don’t sanitise first it won’t be efficient
    3.how important the right ratio to mix solutions are

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.the difference between sanitising and disinfecting

    2.that pre mixed means pre as in before I got it lol

    3.
    how important the correct cleaning methods are
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.dont be scared, haha.i was nervous however it is super informative without being hard.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Awesome work! And love that advice 🙂

  41. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. There is a difference in disinfectant (hospital grade) and sanitising

    2. Correct cleaning of implements n tools

    3. Ergonomics, especially working from home

    And much more ☺️

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Porous n non-porous disinfecting

    2. Ergonomics, and remembering to implement this

    3. 3.15 section, on educating clients, also helps me know what not to do in my workspace.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Again, that I’ve never been to salon that follows the basic steps of a hygienic salon!

    2. That there could be possible injuries, and the protocol that should be followed if this happens, such as blood spill.

    3. The importance of preventing contamination, this surprised me, at how much is focused on prevention. Therefore, appreciate being taught the importance of this

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Every step of sanitising and disinfecting, especially with the client there, and ensuring everything is stored away correctly

    2. Preventing contamination, and ensuring everything is clean for the client (and next client)

    3. Safe use of products, following labels and instructions well.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Like last time, take notes, I enjoyed this one, there was a lot to learn!

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Glad you enjoyed it!

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