Dyson technologies can help instill client confidence post-pandemic! With people eagerily returning to salons, stylists and clients have a heightened focus on hygiene. Dyson’s pioneering technology is engineered to provide peace of mind with cleaning solutions for stylists at a time when the industry is evolving.
Stylists and salon owners spend the majority of their time in their workplace, breathing in up to 9,000 litres of air every day but indoor air can be five times more polluted than the air outside.
Air in indoor spaces can contain pollutants including potentially harmful gases such as nitrogen dioxid from smoke, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by air fresheners, hair sprays, aerosols, and formaldehyde; particles as small as 0.1 microns as well as particles such as allergens, bacteria, pollen and mould spores.
Dyson’s purification technology is engineered to tackle pollutants – from larger particulate matter like hair, make-up and pollen, to gases including VOCs from hair spray and airborne styling and cleaning products. Dyson purifiers capture 99.95% of particles as small as 0.1 microns, as well as bacteria – trapping them within a sealed HEPA-13 filter.
Dyson engineers analysed the results from Dyson New Zealand Stylist Ambassador, Michael Beel’s Salon in Wellington, looking at particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10), VOCs and nitrogen dioxide.
Dyson Electronics engineer in Environmental Care, Dai Jin Lee, says: “The sensing technology in Dyson’s purifiers detect particle and gas pollution, displays real-time air quality reports on the machine’s LCD and Dyson Link app, and automatically reacts to the changing environment.
Keeping shared spaces more hygienic is now more important and the data shows periodic patterns of VOC events which could be related to salon activities such as hair sprays and cleaning sprays, which result in our purifiers being able to detect, filter out the VOCs and bring the concentration down.
There are similar patterns when analysing the PM2.5 and PM10 as well and once the machine detects the area is clean, it switches off, ready to recommence purifying should indoor conditions worsen. This functionality ensures cleaner air in a salon without stylists needing to divert attention from the tasks at hand.”
Michael Beel, Dyson NZ Stylist Ambassador and Director of Buoy Salon & Spa in Wellington says:
“Today, clients want more than just a haircut or treatment, they also look for an experience. It’s our priority to ensure our clients are receiving the best advice for their hair, as well as satisfaction in providing the best environment possible when they come into the salon. We have three Dyson air purifiers in the salon and knowing that they help to clean the air can provide extra peace of mind for the team and our clientele.”
Michael Beel continued: “Learning about the data from the air purifiers has helped me to understand more about the air quality in the salon. It gives me confidence knowing that these air purifiers automatically detect and capture pollutants, without me or my team having to do anything.”
Ventilation is also increasingly important in public spaces in a post-pandemic age. Air Multiplier technology within Dyson purifiers projects cleaner airflow across the room, purifying air for effective whole-room cleaning. Diffused mode delivers purification and air projectionthrough the rear of the machine for purification without the cooling effect.
Dyson’s filtration technology is built into the Dyson Supersonic Professional hair dryer to protect the internals from hair clippings, hairspray, and dust. The tool features a new and improved two-part depth loading, maximum efficiency, maximum airflow (MEMA) filter, attuned to respond to the air pollutant nuances within professional styling environments. The new filter in the Dyson Supersonic Professional hair dryer extends the life cycle between each filter clean, minimising tool down time and in turn limiting cuts to profitable styling time.
In a post-pandemic world, salon station cleaning between clients has an increased demand on a stylist’s time. Dyson recently introduced a new Hair screw tool, which features anti-tangle technology to pick up long hair fast and without interruption. The anti-tangle conical brush bar spirals hair off and into the vacuum bin to prevent the common floorcare frustration of hair wrapping around the brush bar.
Dyson’s latest vacuum, the Dyson V15 Detect cordless vacuum, offers laser detection to highlight dirt and debris not visible to the naked eye, while a piezo sensor continuously sizes and counts dust particles, automatically increasing suction power when higher dust volumes are identified. Once captured, 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns are trapped within a fully sealed, five-stage filtration system, ensuring cleaner air is expelled back into the salon.
Hand hygiene is another consideration for stylists, yet disregarding drying between basin-based tasks such as shampooing, treatments, colour and rinsing could see stylists contribute to cross-transference of bacteria. Dr Salome Giao, Dyson Senior Microbiologist and Scientist, says: “We know damp hands can transfer up to 1,000 times more bacteria than dry hands, while wiping hands on clothes can jeopardise the hand washing process, as they can add bacteria to the washed hands if they are not clean.”
Using Dyson Airblade technology is one way to ensure hands are dried hygienically and quickly, particularly in shared salon washrooms. For over 15 years, Dyson has drawn on expertise from a range of sectors to ensure the Dyson Airblade technology is hygienic,