“For me, hygiene is the be-all and end-all in nail design, which is why the studio instruments should always be professionally cleaned and disinfected,” says our nail designer Stefanie. The goal is to clean the tools effectively and efficiently. As little working time as possible should be lost and the downtime for the instruments, for example for placing them in a disinfectant bath or for subsequent drying, should be as short as possible in order to be able to work efficiently. A popular and successful tool for this is the ultrasonic cleaner for nail designers.
6 reasons for ultrasonic cleaners in the nail salon
Fine, small-sized instruments are often used in nail design and must be professionally cleaned after each use. This reduces the risk of disease transmission and allows the tools to retain their properties for a long time. Ultrasonic cleaners are ideal for nail design for extremely effective cleaning in the shortest possible time. Within a few minutes, the ultrasonic waves clean everything - even small, delicate areas or complicated shaped areas. The use of brushes or wipes is therefore unnecessary and the surface of the instruments is protected. Particularly interesting for nature lovers: Through careful use, you can save chemicals and water and still have super clean devices - this saves money and resources!
- Effective cleaning
- Clean in a short time
- Easily clean complicated instrument shapes
- Protect the surface of the tools
- Shorten instrument downtime
- Sustainable cleaning
This is how an ultrasonic cleaner works
In contrast to chemical methods, an ultrasonic device cleans through physical processes. In this technique, an ultrasonic vibrator produces sound waves that cause the water (or other liquid) to move. This constant movement creates excess and negative pressure and as a result, very small bubbles develop. These burst and release a comparatively large amount of energy when they detonate in miniature format, and even a hard jet of water is created, like a small high-pressure cleaner. This force essentially “blows away” contamination from instruments and tools – even from the smallest grooves. How big the bubbles are can be regulated by the frequency setting of the device: higher frequencies lead to smaller bubbles. The pressure created by the sound waves and the bursting bubbles does not damage the material. • Sound waves are generated
- Water is set in motion
- Bubbles appear
- Bubbles burst
- Pressure wave with hard jet of water is created
- Impurities are “blown away”
- Smallest grooves are achieved
- Frequency setting determines bubble size
- Bubbles do not damage the material
5 questions: Expert interview with our nail designer Stefanie
Our expert has answered a few important questions for you about the use of ultrasonic cleaners in nail design and explains why she finds the devices so practical in the nail salon and whether they are worthwhile for every nail designer.
Is an ultrasonic cleaner worth it for a nail salon?
Nail designer Stefanie: I always work with an ultrasonic cleaner in the studio. Small and inexpensive devices can be found in stores, as well as larger industrial cleaners for commercial use - there is a suitable product for everyone.
So are ultrasonic cleaners also suitable for small nail salons or private users?
Nail designer Stefanie: Small ultrasound devices can find a place in almost every nail salon or even at home. They clean quietly and are therefore hardly disruptive during normal operation.
What advantage does ultrasonic cleaning have for the instruments?
Nail designer Stefanie: Because of the way the ultrasonic cleaner ensures cleanliness, even sensitive instruments are protected and still cleaned thoroughly. This means that fine equipment retains its appearance and properties for a long time for flawless nail design.
Why are ultrasonic cleaners so practical in the nail salon
Nail designer Stefanie: Personally, I think the ultrasonic cleaners are great because they ensure really clean tools quickly and easily. Hygiene in the nail salon is very important to me and these devices help me achieve this with little time and effort.
What specialist knowledge do I need to use an ultrasonic cleaning device?
Nail designer Stefanie: You don't need any special training or certificates or anything similar to use an ultrasonic cleaner. If you follow the manufacturer's operating instructions, installation and commissioning will be simple and uncomplicated. In general, these are devices that do not need to be serviced by a technician - you can do the maintenance yourself.
6 steps: How to work with an ultrasonic cleaner?
In addition to nail salons, jewelers and dental technicians, this physical process is also used to sterilize surgical instruments. An ultrasonic cleaner typically consists of several components: a tray for the equipment and liquids, an ultrasonic transducer and a generator. Other practical extras such as timers or digital displays may also be available. Cleaning with an ultrasonic cleaner begins with placing the tools to be cleaned in the tub. The tub is filled with water and a disinfectant or other liquid components according to the manufacturer's instructions as described in the operating instructions and set to the recommended time and frequency using a timer. The device then begins to cause high-frequency vibrations in the tub and its contents, so that even the smallest contaminants can be removed from the joint parts of the instruments. Parts of the tools that are difficult to access and where residues could get caught are reliably cleaned. After the timer time has expired and cleaning has elapsed, the instruments can be removed and dried on a clean, dry surface before being stored hygienically.
- Place instruments in the tub
- Fill in water & disinfectant
- Set timer
- Wait for cleaning
- Dry instruments
- Store hygienically