Cleaning Blocks

A cleaning block is a one hour segment designated to cleaning, organizing, opening duties and closing duties.  Suggested cleaning listed below. 

Opening Duties

Arrive at 9am and prepare the salon for opening. 

Lights, Camera, Action. 

First things first, turn on the lights and wax pots, find a radio station to set the mood for the day. Sit out the sidewalk sign (weather permitting, DO NOT put out in case of rain or snow). During the summer, water the flowers.  During the winter, shovel the sidewalk. 

Temp

Check the weather for the day before setting the thermostat. If it is cold in the morning, but going to raise temps later, it may not be smart to turn on the heat in the morning, just to switch to AC in the afternoon. Unless it is brutally cold, bc the temp will rise as the salon gets going.  Make sure to set BOTH thermostats to the same temp. 

Coffee Bar

Use a lysol wipe to sanitize the coffee bar surfaces.  Restock and organize. Make it look appealing. 

Sweep

Sweep the entire salon.  Take care to get the areas that normally get overlooked. You will be amazed how much hair gets left behind. 

Styling Mats

Use the wet-jet to spray down and mop the mats for a clean mat at the start of each day.   During the winter months, you may need to mop the waiting area as well. 

Laundry

Check laundry, wash, dry, fold as needed. 

Wash Stations

Clean hair from sinks, use a wet rag to wipe down the surfaces of each sink, inside and outside, down the pedestal base.  Wipe down the back counter and shampoo bottles and pumps. Clean mirrors only as needed.

Front Desk

Its the first thing clients see when they walk in. It should make a grand impression. Make sure the front desk and back console are clear of unnecessary clutter. Find its home, put it away, set it aside, throw it out. Also tidy the chairs and side tables in waiting room.

 

Closing Duties

Stay at the salon until close at 7pm.  Start the closing duties prior, so that you can close and leave at 7pm.

Sidewalk Sign

Bring in the sidewalk sign at the end of each day. Sit it inside the waiting room, so it is easy to set out the next day. 

Thermostat

Adjust the thermostat to the same temp on BOTH sides. The AC does not need to run full blast while we are closed, so set the temp as you would at your own house to reduce expense. The opener tomorrow will adjust the temp to make sure it is comfortable for the work day. 

Sweep

Sweep the entire salon.  Take care to get the areas that normally get overlooked. You will be amazed how much hair gets left behind. 

Styling Mats

Use the wet-jet to spray down and mop the mats for a clean mat at the start of each day.  During the winter months, you may need to mop the waiting room as well. 

Laundry

Check laundry, wash, dry, fold as needed. 

Wash Stations

Clean hair from sinks, use a wet rag to wipe down the surfaces of each sink, inside and outside, down the pedestal base.  Wipe down the back counter and shampoo bottles and pumps. 

 

Deep Cleaning

These tasks can be done anytime during the day. Below are some suggested tasks, but feel free to do anything you see fit. 

Sink Bowls

Use soapy water to clean the inside and outside of each sink bowl, try to get into the hard to reach crevices. Take the drain trap out and deep clean it too.

Baseboards

Take a dry cloth to clean the baseboards of hair and dust. Use a soapy cloth to clean the walls.

Sweep

Sweep the entire salon.  Take care to get the areas that normally get overlooked. You will be amazed how much hair gets left behind. Pull things away from the walls, such as dryer chairs, to sweep behind. 

Chair Bases

First sweep to remove any hair, then use soapy water to clean the bases, follow with windex and paper towels to bring to a shine. 

Dryer Chairs

Deep clean the dryer chairs, use soapy water to clean the hood vents, check the filters in the back of each chair, and suck clean with a vacuum. Get the hair out of the crevices of the seats. 

Wax Pots
& Spots

Use the cleaning oil and a rag or paper towel to scrap off the wax spots, check for them on the counters, on the floors, and clean the wax pots themselves. 

Retail

Dust retail shelves and face product. You may also take this time to reorganize anything that can be displayed better. 

 

Receptionists

A typical receptioning shift is from 5-7pm, sometimes later in the busy season. Receptionists greet guests and answer the phone, but also are an important part in keeping the salon clean. Below are some of the daily duties. 

Laundry

It's a good idea to hit the ground running with laundry.  On busy days there will lots of shampoo towels, sometimes enough for two separate loads. If the stylists are doing colors, and using the shampoo bowls, you will have to plan laundry around that, because the salon does not keep good water pressure when the washing machine is filling. Toward the end of the shift, it is good to start the tanning towels. It is okay to leave for the day with the washer running, the morning shift will put it in the dryer the following day. 

Towel Code:

sage green sheets - facial room

grey towels and black towels - shampoo drawers

cream towels and black microfiber towels - pedicure room

white towels - facial room, please bleach

colorful wash clothes - tanning rooms

Tidy Up

Sweep lobby, hall, and tanning rooms; vacuum front rug; swiffer tanning rooms and hall; clean up tanning room benches; clean front door & windows inside and out; wipe down hard surfaces (lobby chairs, dryers, lobby desks.  Refill tanning spray bottles as needed. 

Clerical

If inventory was delivered, it will need priced and shelved; Mark down tanners from the sign-in sheet. 

Trash

Take out trash if the bag is over half full, or dump into another bag.  There are trash dispensers between each styling station, and each wash station, also check the bathroom trash, coffee bar trash, color room trash, and front desk trash. Please take trash out to the ally, where we have two green canisters. 

Bathroom

Clean up bathroom - stock paper towels / toilet paper, wipe down sink and toilet, use toilet brush if needed. 

Extras

If time allows, or your energy remains, feel free to do anything else you see fit. There are some things that don't need everyday such as: sanitize light switches, dust product shelves, dust cobwebs, etc. 

Lights Out

At closing time, please turn off all lights, turn off wax pots, turn off fans in tanning rooms, do not worry about turning off the radio. Please set thermostat accordingly for the weather, please make sure sidewalk sign is brought indoors, check that back door is locked, lock front door as you exit. You are welcome to close up, and lock yourself in to tan before you leave.