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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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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Super Hero Sight With A Woods Lamp

Detect and diagnose problematic areas of the skin for clients using a woods lamp to show them how you will expertly address each of their conditions or concerns.

Easy to operate, different substances become luminous when exposed to deep violet rays of a woods lamp. The violet rays allow the esthetician to analyze both the surface and deeper layers of the skin in order to determine the proper treatment of various skin conditions.

Having the ability to see where the problem areas are from another point of view may make them more eager to upgrade services or be open to packages to really address their needs.

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Organic Silky Smooth Skin With TheraCOCO!

Kick your add on service menu up with a twist on an old classic – paraffin!

Therabath TheraCOCO™ Paraffin Wax replaces the standard white oil used in Therabath’s classic line of paraffin waxes with an Organic Coconut Oil that is readily-absorbed and easily soaks in to the skin. In contrast, the white paraffin oil in the classic waxes acts as an emollient trapping moisture from within on the surface of the skin. The heat from the paraffin drives the coconut oil deep into the skin leaving a silky smooth, super-moisturized texture and feel!

With sought after features and benefits like the following, what’s not to love!

  • USA-Sourced, non-GMO, Organic Coconut Oil
  • Naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial.
  • Helps to reduce inflammation.
  • Will not clog pores.
  • Readily absorbed into the skin making it an excellent moisturizer.
  • Leaves the skin silky, without leaving a surface residue.

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Hydrate, Balance & Glow!

Tis the season to get skin ready to glow as the weather starts to warm up. The Prosana Pore Refining Crystal Collagen Gel Mask is an easy to use, single use sheet mask!

Rich in powerful plant extracts, peptides, and microelements, this mask penetrates deep to expel impurities, soften the skin, and reduce the appearance of large pores. Your clients emerges relaxed, with a healthier-looking complexion.

Customize this will other products from the Prosana line to address specific concerns for your clients and let them choose add on treatments to boost the effectiveness of the service!

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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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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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Portable & Affordable – Portable Mini Hot Towel Steamer

Whether you have a compact space, are a travelling therapist or simply trying to have a smaller foot print – you don’t need to sacrifice equipment or services!

The Portable Mini Hot Towel Steamer by Fantasea is an excellent choice for space and affordability and comes with towels so you’re all set from the start!

Portable and lightweight towel steamer is ideal for salons, spas and barbers. Great for facials, manicures, pedicures, massages and hot shaves. Features a stainless steel base, power indicator light, a 60 minute timer, 15 minute heat-up and automatic shut-off. Holds up to six 8″ x 24″ terry cloth towels, which are included.

Features:

  • Portable
  • Power indicator light
  • 60 minute timer
  • Total unit measures 7-3/4″H x 7″ Diameter
  • (6) 8″ X 24″ Terry Cloth towels included!

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Road Trip Retail!

Spring is quickly approaching and many people are feeling that cabin fever! With the warmer weather comes the start of road trips and vacations (think Spring Break!). Keep your clients prepped and ready to hit the road with Hempz Road Trip Minis!

With three great options to choose from, each with a fun pair of shades all conveniently packed together, Hempz has you retail ready! Choose from Fresh Coconut & Watermelon, Mellow Yellow or Original!

  • Fresh Coconut & Watermelon comes with a moisturizer and body wash to cleanse, protect and hydrate.
  • Mellow Yellow comes with a moisturizer and lip balm to hydrate, protect and condition.
  • Original comes with a moisturizer and body wash to cleanse protect and hydrate.

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