Marian Newman and team to launch Salon Hygiene and Safety Rating Scheme
Nail expert Marian Newman is set to launch the Salon Hygiene and Safety Rating Scheme to provide advice to beauty professionals and give consumers confidence that they are choosing a salon or professional that is skilled, qualified, insured, safe and hygienic.
The scheme will be launched to the trade during a seminar at Professional Beauty North on September 24.
On behalf of the Federation of Nail Professionals (FNP), Newman has worked on the scheme with Sandra Moore, a registered Environmental Health Officer, plus a team of experts: aesthetic trainer Andrew Hansford, beauty trainer and CEO of The Hair & Beauty Charity Helen Ward, beauty expert Kim Ford, Sam Blake of The Safer Salon Geek, and therapist and educator Sam Marshall.
The scheme has been created in a similar model to the well-known Food Hygiene Rating scheme.
Nail and beauty salons, mobile therapists, home salons and colleges can apply for a small fee. They will be sent a self-assessment questionnaire to submit.
A team of fact-finding volunteers will then visit all larger salons, with five or more in the team, and a percentage of others. They will check the questionnaire is accurate and ask any further questions. After that, help and advice will be provided if needed.
Beauty businesses will receive their rating as a window sticker and certificate and be added to a salon finder.
Newman told Professional Beauty, “We are working with Environmental Health, Trading Standards and the Met Police (for modern slavery and child exploitation).
“They are enforcers so if there is an establishment that causes concern and is unwilling to listen to advice, they will be passed up to the appropriate department for final decisions.”
A pilot scheme will be launched with a few Local Authorities and London boroughs in January for a three-month period.
Following this, after feedback and improvements, it will be rolled out nationwide.
The concept will be presented during a seminar at Professional Beauty North where representatives will be resent from Environmental Health, Trading Standards and the police together with the group’s legal advisor. A QR code will be available at the seminar for direct access to all the information.
Newman added, “We hope to help enhance businesses and give consumers confidence to use a professional and avoid DIY home treatments.”
PB North visitors interested in attending the launch seminar on Monday, September 25, can contact email@example.com to reserve a place.