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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

IPA – Strictly essential for the salon

While IPAs are getting a lot of press lately, we’re not talking about the style of beer, but in fact, another kind of alcohol…

Rubbing Alcohol, also known as IPA, has been keeping salons and spas clean and fresh for years. If you’re in the beauty business and want to stay in business, you’re no doubt aware that hygiene is probably the most important part of your business. It doesn’t matter how creative your nail, beauty or hair creations are; if cleanliness isn’t a priority, your clients will notice and go elsewhere.

The great thing about Strictly Professional rubbing alcohol (IPA) is that it is a quick and easy-to-use product that can clean and sanitise in a wide range of environments and on a variety of surfaces.

IPA 500ml and 1 litre refill

In the salon/spa: Use IPA to clean your till screens, as well as all keyboards, tablets and phones used by your team and/or customers. Did you know that the average person touches their phone around 3,000 times per day? Yes, you read that right. Suffice to say, cleaning your mobile phone needs to be a twice a day event, more frequently when you’re working in a client-facing industry.

IPA is also ideal for cleaning most other surfaces around the salon – it’s perfect for removing hairspray residue from mirrors and even sticky wax residue from salon surfaces. Bonus tip: use it to remove those annoying marks left behind by sticky labels.

On the beauty counter: Sanitise your makeup products in between clients, thin out nail varnishes and re-hydrate dried-out mascara and cream or gel eyeshadows with this wonder product.

Revive dried out eyeshadows

You can also bring broken bronzers, powder eyeshadows and blushers back to life with IPA. Although they might not look the same, they’ll work exactly the same! Simply apply a few drops of IPA to the product surface, mixing it in gently with your finger so it appears smooth. Then apply a few more drops and leave it to dry to a creamy consistency – about 10 minutes or so. Then, using a butter knife, smooth the surface over. Next, take a piece of kitchen towel and, pressing down with a firm object such as a lid, smooth over the entire product and it will be almost as good as new!

For general use: There are so many ways to use IPA in the hospitality world: from cleaning counter tops, work surfaces, cupboard doors and light switches, to disinfecting metal door handles and fixtures and removing fingerprints and water marks from chrome and ceramic sinks. It’s also great for removing marker pen scribbles and for removing strong food smells from hands!

If you’re not using it already, try it today and see for yourself.

NB: Test before use on porous materials. Keep out of the reach of children.