In all facets of makeup, it seems as though beauty comes before health. Oftentimes, you’ll find artists apply makeup to a consumer and use that same brush to try foundation on another consumer. Artists are not aware that there’s bacteria that lives on there, mucus membranes, blood-borne pathogens, and so it really doesn’t matter which area of the industry you take a look at. There is no sanitation standard.
If a bride was to hire a makeup artist, what you would often see is not enough disposables or the proper disposables, not disinfecting the station, there’s not enough precaution to stop cross-contamination and spread disease. We’re watching women that are so innocently placing a lip color from a tester on their lips to see if they wanna purchase it and the next thing they know, they have staph infection or the MRSA. From that, we decided we need to provide a solution, and the solution is certification.
Sanitation Conversation actually started from a group of students who saw a gap in the industry where their fellow artists were not trained quite like they were in sanitation. And so it really began with a movement, just passionate students and graduates that felt really, really passionate about spreading the awareness of poor sanitation measures in our industry. Sanitation Conversation created an online module that’s paired with a kit that can easily be implemented into any artist’s current, uh, application practices.
Some examples of what you’ll learn in the course is how not to cross contaminate, to make sure that you’re de-padding your products and not just dipping inside the container. Another area that we really pride ourselves on is the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting. This is important in the protection of spreading disease.
Throughout the course, we give you examples, but then we also put it in real-life application. So you’re not just learning about all the diseases and all the gross stuff, you’re also learning how you can better protect your client and your kit. The Sanitation Essentials Training bundle comes with your education, your certification and the kit. And the kit is great ’cause it’s so convenient and it gives you every single supply that we talk about throughout the module that you’ll need to properly protect your client.
So we’ve been labeled as disruptors in the beauty and film and commercial industries as far as sanitation goes, and we really hope that, that is the case. I know that I took an oath to make sure that I protected my client. It’s not just about making her beautiful, but it was also about making sure that she left just as healthy and just as perfect as when she sat in my chair.