• Beauty Salons

Some form of mechanical ventilation will be required in all types of hairdressing salons, otherwise the working conditions can become quite unpleasant.

Lack of ventilation can create risk to the safety of hairdressers. Good ventilation should be provided to control fumes and odours from the hazardous substances used everyday in the hairdressing industry.

The importance of mechanical ventilation is underlined by the fact that there is limited natural ventilation in hairdressing salons, largely because of the draughts created by opening windows and doors.

The nature of the industry means hairdressers are working with hazardous substances, such as permanent waving solutions and hair colouring products, which means this should occur in a well-ventilated area.

Where nail treatments are carried out it is essential to work in a separate area to the hairdressing, again, with a high level of mechanical ventilation required. All areas of the salon are adequately lit throughout the day, which means the heat generated from light fittings adds to the requirements for adequate ventilation, when combined with heat from hair dryers, fumes from hair fixative sprays and general beauty products, as well as ensuring the temperature in work rooms provides reasonable comfort conditions for staff.

In addition, heat generated from a large number of people in relatively small areas, as well as the body odours generated illustrates the importance of achieving the correct levels of ventilation, particularly since there are fluctuations in the volume of customers during the week, especially weekends.

Elta Fans’ provide a wide range of ventilation products for hairdressing and beauty salons, so for more information, please look at examples of typical products that could be used for these applications, or alternatively, please contact us to discuss your specific application requirement.