How to Mix Barbicide for Salon Use

Barbicide is iconic for its blue color, which has become a universal symbol of disinfection, present in the beauty industry since its debut in the late 1940s. Barbicide is a disinfectant used in barber and beauty shops to control the spread of germs. This article is to guide you on the proper use of Barbicide Concentrate to make sure you and your salon or spa is practicing proper infection control.

Before using any piece of equipment, you need to clean it. Remove any physical debris using a towel, Ship Shape, or soap and water. Once the piece of equipment is clean, disinfect it using Barbicide or another chemical disinfection solution.

MIX IT:
The proper mixing ratio for Barbicide is one of the most vital things you can do. The proper dilution is 2 oz. (or 1/4 cup) of Barbicide Concentrate mixed into 32 oz. of water (4 cups). This is the proper dilution, so you can kill all the pathogens listed on the EPA registered label (For a full list see the product label). This should be used in states that do not require a Tuberculocidal.

All non-porous surfaces in your salon should be disinfected. Single use items (like nail files or neck strips) should be thrown away after each use. Once you have mixed your solution there are several ways you can disinfect. BlueCo Brands has a handy saying for using Barbicide: “If you can, immerse it. If you can’t, spray it.”

IMMERSION:
For items like combs, shears, brushes and nail clippers immerse them in Barbicide for ten minutes. Those ten minutes (contact time) will ensure all the pathogens on the label are eradicated. Once the contact time is complete, remove the implements and rinse them with water. Store the tools in an air-tight container until you are ready to use them again.

Once the solution comes in contact with implements you need to change it 24 hours later, or sooner if contaminated.

SPRAY IT:
Counters and chairs are a little hard to dip in Barbicide, but still need to be disinfected. Spray counters, chairs, mirrors and sinks down. Once again, those need to be visibly wet for ten minutes, then wipe it with a clean cloth. The ten minute contact time is vital for proper infection control.

With these basic steps for using Barbicide you will be prepared to keep your salon clean and disinfected. Make sure you know how to use Barbicide, a staple in the Beauty Industry since 1947.

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Portable, Powerful & Efficient – DIR Capsule II Free Standing Hair Dryer Hood

The DIR Capsule II Free Standing Hair Dryer Hood was built with small to mid size busy salons in mind.

Featuring an extra-large hood to improve even heat transfer for the hair drying process, multi adjustable temperature and wind speeds, easy to use control panel buttons, multi adjustable temperature and wind speeds – this machine can heat up in a close mode and blow wind! With an easy maneuvering wheel base, travelling around the salon never been so easy!

Details:

  • Variable temperature settings with digital panel
  • 99-min timer setting with digital display
  • Three level power setting
  • Three level Heating program: Perm, Marcel, Drying
  • Downward Draft System for Safe Usage – No Hair Nets Needed
  • Multiple height and angle adjustment
  • High Quality Roller Wheels for Easy Maneuvering around the Salon
  • Inside Diameter: 12 1/2″ Wide
  • 8 FT Long Power Cord
  • Electrical Specs: 110V, 1000W. 9A
  • Warranty: 1 Year

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It’s a Little Bit Magic – New Lighted Styling Stations with Hidden Storage!

Tight on space in your salon, but still need storage solutions? The new DIR Magic Single LED Lighted
Styling Station
(available in Black, White, or Silver to match your decor!) is just the styling station you need!

Our wall mount Magic Single Styling Station with built-in cabinetry on the back makes the most out of any small spaces. Allowing users to fit all needed tools and accessories right in the rear cabinetry with ample storage from cabinets and drawers.

Details:

  • Large cabinets and drawers along with heat resistance dryer holders
  • Subtle LED illuminated mirror station
  • Power can be run from the base of the unit (all wiring pre-fitted)
  • Great for small spaced salons with all storage and working area built-in
  • Cabinetry fully assembled and ready to use
  • Other colors available upon request for special order
  • Warranty: One year
Looking for Double Stations? The Magic Station is available as a Double Station as well!

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Wahl Clipper/Trimmer Combo Available!

The perfect barber/salon clipper combo set is in stock and ready to ship!

The Wahl Essentials Combo features the Taper 2000 Clipper and AC Trimmer in black and gold.

PROFESSIONAL PRECISION: From Wahl Professional’s commercial grade line of products, the Essentials Combo is intended for professional use only and is designed to deliver the sharp performance that experts demand.

STYLISH AND VERSATILE: The Wahl Professional Essentials Combo combines two great haircare products in one package. The Taper 2000 Clipper and AC Trimmer are both lightweight, ergonomically designed, and powered by electromagnetic motors, making them capable of fading, blending, edging, and more! They’re the perfect choice for beginning barbers, stylists, and artists, and are sure to be staples in your shop.

ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: The Essentials Combo comes with all accessories required for use. It includes 4 attachment combs for the Taper 2000 Clipper and oil, cleaning brush, instructions, and blade guards for both the Taper 2000 Clipper and the AC Trimmer.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS: The Taper 2000 Clipper measures 6.25 inches long, weighs 1 lb., and features a 1045-100 blade. The AC Trimmer measures 6.25 inches long, weighs 9.3 oz., and features a 1046 blade. Each product includes an 8-foot power cord.

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Comfort and Stability – A Good Stool Will Make All the Difference in Your Day!

Looking for comfort while performing your services? Estheticians, cosmetologists, waxers, doctors,
nurses, and more love our newest stool addition – the Tao Saddle Stool!

The all-new Tao saddle medical and salon stylist stool represents the ultimate in comfort and versatility in medical bed stool seating. As a beauty salon spa stool with wheels – 6 of them in fact – on a wide industrial-strength steel base, molded cushioning, and three points of adjustability for seat and backrest positions, the Tao nail salon stool effortlessly glides between tasks at the salon, spa, office, or medical clinic.

Details:

  • Adjustable seat height, backrest height, and depth for unrivaled accommodation
  • High-grade soft vinyl covering with high-density memory foam
  • Available in Black, Gray, or White to match your decor
  • Ergonomically shaped with bead-less upholstery seam
  • Single lever pneumatic seat height adjustment
  • Wide 6-wheel base with dual-wheel premium caster for easy maneuvering
  • Weight capacity of 250 lbs.
  • 1 Year warranty

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Looking For A Wahl Clipper?

The new Limited Edition Wahl 5 Star Cordless Senior Metal Clipper has stylists buzzing!

Larger, more powerful motor than in existing 5 Star Senior! With a high impact metal case, metal taper lever, smart LED charge indicator, can be used cordless or with the included power cord, has a run time of 80 min from the lithium ion battery, includes 3 attachment combs, plus the craftsmanship you know and love from Wahl.

Features:

  • Precision fade blade goes through the hair smoothly at first pass
  • Blade can be adjusted to a zero-gap
  • Cut Length range 0.5mm to 1.2mm
  • Lithium-ion cord/cordless convenience
  • SMART LED- Always know your charge level. Flashes when battery is low, pulses when battery is charging, solid light indicates a full charge
  • High-impact, all-metal case
  • Battery = Lithium Ion
  • Blade Type = #2191
  • 3 Premium Attachment Combs included
Keep in mind these are LIMITED EDITION, get your today!

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Limited Edition Hempz Retail – Get Them Before They’re Gone!

Hempz is one of the consistent top sellers all year round, in multiple types of businesses across the industry. The new limited edition Be Yourself Kit is no exception and already flying out of the warehouse!

Your clients can give their skin and themselves some love and celebrate themselves! This ready to retail kit includes four travel-size lotions, including Hempz new Speak Out Loud Juicy Pineapple & Creamy Coconut formulation, which leaves skin subtly scented and softly sparkling with finely ground mica.

Includes:

  • (1) Juicy Pineapple & Creamy Coconut Moisturizer (2.25 oz.)
  • (1) Original Herbal Moisturizer (2.25 oz.)
  • (1) Koa & Sweet Almond Moisturizer (2.25 oz.)
  • (1) Fresh Coconut& Watermelon Moisturizer (2.25 oz.)
These are a limited edition and sure to go fast, get yours today!

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Make Your Day Zen with the Comfortable Zen Stool!

The new DIR Zen Adjustable Swivel Stool is the next level in comfort for working long hours. DIR took their best-selling stool design and improved upon every major aspect. This modern stool has 6 wheels across a wide base for maximum stability. The Zen rolling stool has a large height adjustment range for a variety of applications in the salon, medical office and office alike.

Details:

  • Ample backrest height and depth adjustment for maximum accommodation and comfort
  • Thick high density memory foam and bead-less upholstery seam
  • Gas lift height adjustment
  • Wide 6-wheel star base with dual-wheel premium casters for stable and easy maneuvering
  • Weight capacity of 300 lbs.
  • 1 Year warranty
Available in black, grey or white to match your decor!

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Whale Spa Lexi II Technician Chair Offers Comfort for All Services!

Offer your technicians comfort and ease when performing services! Whale Spa’s incredible Lexi II manicure stool adjusts easily and rapidly to provide your nail technicians with a comfortable, flexible seating option that also provides great lumbar support. Nail technicians may spend hours seated in relatively awkward positions, so it is very important to protect their backs and arms from undue strain. These chairs do that well and give technicians a comfortable way to get their jobs done.

These chairs are also beautiful and add a touch of class to any spa or salon. The Lexi II features a double diamond-quilted pattern that is made from Enduro vegan leather, and is available in more than 100 colors. The comfortable padding on the seat and back cradle the body while an adjustable gas lift allows the technician to quickly go from a low seated height of 19 inches and a high seated height of 27 inches. Treat your nail technicians to a beautiful, comfortable seat that will look great in your spa or salon no matter where you use them.

Features:

  • Made in USA
  • Seat height range: 19″ – 27″
  • Beautiful Enduro Leather made in USA, with over 100 colors to choose from!
  • Chemical resistant
  • Strong lumbar support for hours of seated comfort
  • Padded seat for extra comfort

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Quiet, Powerful & Affordable

Does your current dryer produce gale force currents? Sounds like a joke, but the folks at Centrix created a blow dryer that produces air currents up to 50 mph – that’s equal to currents produced by gale force winds!

Why should this matter to your business? Velocity = Faster drying time. Faster dryer times = more services able to be performed. The Centrix 5000 Dryer produces 25% more air than other top-selling hairdryers and is less than $100!

Details:

  • The Centrix® 5000 produces air currents up to 50 mph – that’s equal to currents produced by gale force winds!
  • Velocity = Faster drying time
  • Produces 25% more air than other top-selling hairdryers
  • High and low speeds for controlled drying and styling
  • AC motor
  • 1600 to 1800 Watts
  • Cool shot button
  • Quiet and powerful
  • Extra long 9 foot cord
  • Made in Italy
  • Weight: 21.4 oz

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