We’re not yet in a place to describe our current state as “post-pandemic” but we are post-lockdown, meaning clients are back in salon, with the necessary trepidation that comes with existing in 2022. As such, Dyson has a multitude of technologies that make the salon feel safer and more hygienic, providing peace of mind with advanced cleaning solutions, filters and tools that bring comfort to both salon clients and staff.

Hairdressers in salon breathe up to 9,000 litres of air every day when spending so much of their time in salon, and indoor air can be five times more polluted than the air outside, with potentially harmful gasses released by air fresheners, hair sprays, aerosols, and formaldehyde. Particles as small as 0.1 microns in allergens, bacteria, pollen and mould spores can exist in the salon.

Dyson’s purification tackles these pollutants at every level, capturing 99.95 per cent of particles and trapping them within a sealed HEPA-13 filter. Dyson engineers analysed the results from Dyson Australia Stylist Ambassador Renya Xydis’ salon, looking at particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10), VOCs and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) to develop these technologies.

“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,” said Dyson Electronics engineer in Environmental Care, Dai Jin Lee. “Keeping shared spaces more hygienic is now more important and the data shows periodic patterns of VOC events that 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.”

“Since returning from lockdown, we have been inundated with bookings,” added Renya Xydis, Dyson Stylist Ambassador. “Our clients are looking for more than just their hair cut and styled though – they’re excited to come back in the salon for the experience. Having Dyson purifiers in the salon gives the team and our clients the confidence knowing that they help to clean the air throughout the day, without us having to do anything.”

Ventilation is key in post-lockdown salons, and Dyson uses Air MultiplierTM technology in purifiers to project airflow across the whole room, and it can also be delivered without cooling. This ethos and technology runs throughout the Dyson suite of tools, with filtration built into the Dyson SupersonicTM Professional hair dryer to protect against hair clippings, hairspray, and dust, and a new filter that extends the life cycle between each filter clean. The tool’s maximum airflow (MEMA) filter is attuned to respond to the air pollutant nuances within professional styling environments. Additionally, a new anti-tangle conical brush bar spirals hair off and into the vacuum bin to keep the salon floor cleaner.

Other tools such as the latest Dyson V15 DetectTM cordless vacuum offers laser detection to highlight dirt and debris as well as a piezo sensor to count dust particles and automatically increase suction for higher volumes of dust. In this system, 99.99 per cent of particles as small as 0.3 microns are trapped within a fully sealed, five-stage filtration system.

Hand hygiene is paramount in 2022, and drying hands, especially when cleansing hands between a multitude of salon services, is vital to ensure bacteria isn’t transferred. Dyson AirbladeTM technology ensures hands are dried hygienically and quickly, particularly in shared salon bathrooms, with touch-free technology and a HEPA filter that captures particles, bacteria and viruses from the air that go through the machine, to dry hands with clean air.

“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,” explained Dr Salome Giao, Dyson Senior Microbiologist and Scientist.

From hair to hands and the air itself, keep your salon as hygienic as possible with Dyson, and ensure your clients and staff feel protected in salon in 2022.

For more information visit www.dyson.com.au