5. What size room is necessary to perform this service?
The size of the room is important in many ways. First it needs to be able to hold your over spray "Eliminator", your equipment, a product table or cabinet, a chair for the client to sit in, and enough room for you to work around the client. I would say that the bare minimum size would be 6' by 7'. However, this size will be a very tight fit and a bit claustrophobic. Ideally an 8' by 10' is perfect and if it happens to be a little bigger then all the better.
I have travelled around the country and have visited many salons performing this service. Some are spraying people in bathrooms, closets, etc. Horrible! This is a professional service and needs to be performed in a professional atmosphere. If I walked into a salon and was put in a room with sticky floors, shower curtains on the wall, and no ventilation I would walk right out or at least never come back.
As a salon or spa owner you really need to think about this. What if "the shoe was on the other foot" so to speak. Would you feel comfortable? The fact is that the majority of airbrush tanning service providers are not providing the service in a clean, aesthetically pleasing, FDA and OSHA approved environment. This is not good for their business, not good for the health and safety of the client or technician, and more importantly, not good for the industry image as a whole.
In addition, when I work on minors under eighteen years of age, I require the parent or guardian to be present in the room with them during the service. This is especially important for a male technician working on a female but still a good idea regardless of the sex of the client or technician. The legalities and realities of potential problems are covered thoroughly in our two-day training and certification course included with the purchase of all professional systems.
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