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Articles > 4 Health Problems Hairdressers Face In Salons—And Solutions For Each
May 23, 2019

4 Health Problems Hairdressers Face In Salons—And Solutions For Each

4 Salon-Related Health Issues & Simple Fixes For Each

What’s the secret to a long and successful career behind the chair? A busy book and loyal clientele help, but taking care of yourself so you can KEEP a bustling schedule is THE SECRET. We broke down some common health issues hairdressers can face and small ways to alleviate them. Scroll down for all the healthy info…. BTCs orders.

 

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Problem No. 1: Back Pain

Standing all day can wreak havoc on your back, comfy shoes be damned. The strain of standing up straight can affect lower back pain, sore feet and overall discomfort.

 

Healthy Solution: Invest In A Salon Mat

Modern Chic might be a great look for a salon, but hard industrial floors are not so great to stand on all day. Creating support to cushion the strain the lower back and feet is a small step with a big impact. Worried mats will kill the salon vibe? Salon Mats from Smart Step Flooring offer customizable options so stylists don’t have to suffer in bad style. They’re also stain- and hair color-resistant which is a BIG PLUS!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Problem No. 2: Dehydration

Sometimes the quick break between clients can be taken for granted. Trying to get a snack in or use the restroom is done quickly, so take a moment to make sure a quick break is a used in a healthy way. 

 

Healthy Solution: Keep A Water Bottle At Your Station

Honestly, drinking enough water during a busy day at the salon is the healthiest (and easiest) thing that can be done. Get yourself an insulated water bottle and fill it up before clients start to come in (this way the water stays nice and cold!). Keep the bottle and a few protein bars. at your station. Taking a moment to feed your needs is a small but important action, because no one wants to pass out on a client. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Problem No. 3: Bad Posture

Need to get really close to the client for a babylight? We feel you! But bad posture can cause problems later on, so taking healthy steps now will help in the long run.

 

Healthy Solution: Ease Lower Back Tension

The best way to fight bad posture is to stand strong. Sounds corny huh? But for real, a station mat can really help ease tension and make sure the lower back isn’t strained. Bad posture starts from the ground up, and standing on support can have benefits that travel all the way up the spine. Smart Step Flooring salon mats are durable and offer support for the lower spine, which carry benefits all the way up to the shoulders.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Problem No. 4: Salon Chemicals

Overly harsh fumes are mostly a thing of the past with today’s product technology, but you’re still working with chemicals and fumes that can lead to eye and nose irritation over time. 

 

Healthy Solution: Make Salon Ventilation a Priority

 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (aka OSHA, the agency that regulates worker health and safety) has requirements in place, as do many local health boards. Talk to your salon owner about the ventilation system he or she has in place (or if you ARE the salon owner, maybe it’s time to assess your current system).