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Your Spa & Salon Disinfection Program

Determine what services and treatments your spa or salon offers

Spas and salons offer a variety of different services ranging from massage therapy to nail treatments. Reviewing the treatments your facility offers is the first step to ensuring appropriate disinfection protocols are in place for specific tools, equipment and surfaces.

Identify the surfaces, tools and equipment for disinfection

To determine what protocols should be in place, you should consider your day-to-day practices and keep in mind the following key areas:

  • High Touch Surfaces
  • Handheld Equipment
  • Footbaths
  • Reusable Tools

Account for the mode of transmission of possible pathogens

Germs can be found in many areas in spas and salons. Therefore, it’s important to keep in mind how pathogens may spread in your facility and which items are at higher risk of causing inflection.

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Spa Items Pathogen
High Touch Surfaces and
Handheld Equipment
Contaminated spa surfaces and equipment can transmit a number of germs between clients and workers, including bacteria that may cause skin infections/staph infections (Staphylococcus aureus) and viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
Footbaths and Basins Unclean footbaths can easily spread Athlete’s Foot and Nail Fungus (caused by the fungus Trichophyton interdigitale) to clients during pedicures.
Reusable Tools and Implements Tools have a higher risk of causing infection as they may come into contact with non-intact skin. Contaminated Spa Tools can even transmit serious blood borne infections including HIV, Hepatitis B and C viruses.

Selecting the right disinfectant format for each application

Some disinfectants are better suited for specific tasks to help you get the job done right. Your team will need to consider selecting the right disinfectant to suit your facility’s needs:

  • Hard Non-Porous Surfaces and Equipment
  • Workstations
  • Chairs and Stools
  • Massage Beds and Cradles
  • Skin and Body Equipment
  • Countertops
  • Magnifying Lamps
  • Massage Cups and Stones
  • Hard Non-Porous Surfaces and Equipment
  • Workstations
  • Chairs and Stools
  • Massage Beds and Cradles
  • Countertops
  • Basin Footbaths
  • Sink and Shampooing Areas
  • Other Large Surfaces
  • Hard Non-Porous Surfaces and Equipment
  • Workstations
  • Countertops
  • Chairs and Stools
  • Circulating and Non-Circulating Footbaths
  • Kitchen and Staff Rooms
  • Other Large Surfaces
  • Reusable Stainless Steel and Hard Plastic Tools
  • Nail Clippers
  • Reusable Drill Bits
  • Metal Foot Files
  • Comedone Extractors
  • Tweezers


Step 4 - TIP: Choose the right disinfectant


Follow the required contact times to achieve disinfection:

Rejuvenate Wipes and Spray
1 minute for bacteria and viruses

Rejuvenate Concentrate
5 minutes for fungi, bacteria and viruses

Prevention  HLD8
8 minutes for bacteria, viruses and fungi

The contact time is the length of time a disinfectant takes to kill microorganisms. The surface, equipment or tools must remain wet/immersed for the full period to be effective.

Levels of Disinfection

You should determine which level of disinfection you need to achieve for your salon/spa surfaces, tools and devices.

Low To Intermediate Level Disinfection: Required for most surfaces and larger equipment which only come into contact with intact skin. Examples include: countertops, keyboards, door handles, massage stones, UV LED Lamps, massage cups, footbaths, etc.

High Level Disinfection: Recommended for reusuable tools (semi-critical equipment) which may come into contact with non-intact skin or mucous membranes (around the eyes and mouth) as they pose a higher risk of infection and therefore should be treated with greater care. Examples include nail clippers, nippers, tweezers, nail files, foot files, etc.

Train your entire staff and have resources available

This site has everything you need to start using Rejuvenate for your disinfecting needs.

  • Review the content and watch our videos.
  • Download the Quick Start Guides and make them easily accessible for everyone.



Do you need to create or update your routine disinfecting protocols? There is a tool designed to help create protocols quickly and easily for each area in your spa or salon.

Making the steps, dilutions and contact times easy.

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