Introducing the New Heathy Air® Ceiling Mounted Chemical Source Capture System, Exclusively from Aerovex Systems

ELIMINATE “sensory irritation” (burning eyes, scratchy throats, headaches), odors, & the lingering visible chemical fume haze in the salon. End infighting between stylists that love keratin hair smoothing services, and those that don’t because of chemical sensitivity issues. Proper ventilation starts with removing & capturing formaldehyde or other hair chemical service vapors/fumes at the breathing zone of the stylist & client.

 

 

The new Healthy Air® ceiling mounted Hair Salon Chemical Source Capture System installed at Rogue Salon, NJ. allows “sensory irritation” free keratin hair smoothing services while freeing up valuable floor space. Protect the Breathing Zone of your stylists & clients. Buy (2) and double your keratin hair smoothing traffic & revenue.

To order, or for more information, call Aerovex Systems, 800-288-2023.

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Original Portable Chemical Source Capture System

3 Zones of Air Quality Protection For This Summer’s Keratin Treatment Season

As summer approaches, so does the demand of keratin smoothing services.  As many salon owners know, these services are highly effective at taming frizzy, unmanageable hair for extended periods of time for their clients.  One caveat, of course, is the sensory irritation that often comes with overexposure to formaldehyde vapors & fumes related to keratin hair smoothing services.

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When properly implemented, source capture ventilation is highly effective at removing these formaldehyde vapors & fumes from the stylist’s (and client’s) breathing zone.  This type of system uses a capture hood to draw vapors & fumes into the system locally and adsorb and decompose them via 3 stage filtration and high energy field (ionizer).  Although, a source capture system does not capture 100% of the formaldehyde vapors and fumes.  Any residual vapors that reside can be captured by supplemental air purification in the salon room in addition to an activated carbon impregnated filter for the building HVAC system.   Source capture ventilation in conjunction with these additional ventilation control measures is known as a “3 Zone Approach” to improving salon air quality.

Sound complicated?  It’s not.  Check out the video below to fully explain how 3 Zone Protection works and how to best implement it in your salon. With proper use and maintenance, the salon is not only protecting the respiratory health of their staff, but also has in place a powerful marketing tool they can use to assure current and future clients their keratin hair smoothing services are performed in a safe and effective manner.

 

 

Aerovex Systems Introduces New Healthy Air™ “Slim” Nails Source Capture System

A newly designed Healthy Air™ nail source capture system has been introduced by Aerovex Systems, incorporating both a 25% reduction in size, and optional LED lighting now available in the capture hood. The new “Slim” model features whisper quiet operation combined with powerful suction. All, in a slimmed down 12″x14″x20″ size.

In addition, new features include state-of-the-art electronics and an enhanced electronic control panel. Optional venting to the outside is also available to meet the new International Mechanical Building Code, Dec.2012, requiring a source capture system at each nail station.

The new Healthy Air™ Slim unit can be seen here

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Healthy Air™ Source Capture Systems for Keratin Smoothing and Nail Salons are Easy To Use!

All Healthy Air™ Source Capture systems are easy to assemble, use and maintain!  Below are videos for both our  Healthy Air™ Chemical Source Capture System for Brazilian blowouts and  Healthy Air™ Nails Source Capture System for removal of nail dust and chemical vapors.

Healthy Air™ source capture ventilation is the key to taking salon air pollution out of the breathing zone of your staff and removing it using patented eHEPA™  and advanced activated carbon technology.

See for yourself how  Healthy Air™ from Aerovex Systems  not only beats the competition when it comes to advanced features and performance, but ease of use and maintenance as well 🙂

 

 

 

 

Why Choose Aerovex?

For over 25 years Aerovex Systems has been dedicated to making the air you breathe better.  As a founding member of the Professional Keratin Smoothing Council, Aerovex Systems has been a leader in promoting proper ventilation in both hair and nail salon environments, focusing on proper keratin hair smoothing ventilation and source capture ventilation for nail salon dust and odor.

Most recently Aerovex Systems has teamed up with Healthy Air, Inc. in developing state of the art source capture systems for both keratin treatments and nail salon applications.

So why choose Aerovex?  The answer is simple…

Healthy Air Chemical Source Capture System – The Most Advanced System for Keratin Treatment Ventilation

Aerovex Systems Chemical Source Capture System with new Healthy Air™ technology is designed specifically to remove formaldehyde vapors from the breathing zone of hair stylist’s performing keratin hair smoothing services.

We have consulted with hundreds of professional cosmetologists and incorporated their input into our new Chemical Source Capture System.  Highly effective, affordable, extremely user friendly, and yes, quiet!  The next generation of salon ventilation has arrived!

Joining forces with Healthy Air™ technologies, we have created the most powerful and advanced Chemical Source Capture System designed for salon chemical fume extraction.  Healthy Air™ technology eliminates formaldehyde and chemical vapors in keratin hair smoothing treatments and other hair chemical services.                                            

The new Chemical Source Capture System with Healthy Air™ technology is uniquely designed to combine eHEPA technology with advanced activated carbon filtration.

Healthy Air™ utilizes an advanced eHEPA technology to capture submicron airborne particles as well as microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi, with efficiencies exceeding standard HEPA grade filters.

Healthy Air™ also utilizes an advanced activated carbon filter in combination with an energy field to provide sufficient dwell time to effectively adsorb / decompose salon chemical vapors and odors.

Say goodbye to watery eyes, itchy throat and all the other sensory irritations that come with performing Brazilian keratin treatments!

For more information on this cutting edge salon technology go to  aerovexsystems.com or call 1-800-288-2023 today!

 

 

 

Source Capture Ventilation Key to Proper Keratin Straightening Treatments

 

 


Dependable keratin hair-smoothing/straightening companies will state “use proper salon ventilation during the entire hair smoothing service” in their manufacturer’s instructions and training manuals.  Many salon owners are unaware that to fully protect the stylist, client & salon environment, they need a “chemical source capture system” to provide proper ventilation.

I’ve asked numerous salon owners and stylists what type of ventilation they provide for their keratin hair straightening services, and they usually report using fans & opening windows/doors.  Some report only doing these services at night so their other clients aren’t subject to the fumes/vapors. New ventilation technologies and systems have been developed specifically for salons that offer keratin hair smoothing/straightening services. These systems will help salon owners to comply with current and potentially more restrictive OSHA requirements.  

A salon “chemical source capture system” protects the stylist and client’s breathing zone. An effective salon air purifier will cleanse the air in the stylist’s workstation area & circulate fresh air throughout the salon. Special filters are available which are designed to remove salon vapors/odors & dusts from the buildings’ HVAC system. The bonus is that salons using these innovative salon ventilation control measures and systems will also benefit from the reduction of vapors/odors & dusts created from providing a range of chemical services, including color, bleach, artificial nail services and hair removal.

Doug Schoon Presents the Top Ten Myths Related to Artificial Nails

Myths.  They are all around us.  Whether it be urban legend or something that is related to our everyday life, it is important to dispel fiction from facts.  This is especially important when it comes to things that you deal with everyday life and affect you directly, like your profession.

Doug Schoon, scientist and internationally known expert on the nail salon industry has laid out 10 popular myths related to artificial nails that will help modern nail technicians separate fact from fiction.  Highlighted in this post is myth number 9 on Mr. Schoon’s list, “You should wear a mask when you do nails”.

Click Here To Read Doug's Article

When proper measures are taken, such as using a source capture ventilation system in your salon, nail dust masks are not necessary.  By using these systems you capture the dust and vapor at the source of the problem, not allowing them to migrate into the salon air.  Masks might work well for stopping dust, but have no effect on stopping harmful vapors from entering your body.  Source capture systems take in this harmful vapor where the work is being done and capture them in a thick bed of activated carbon.

Check out this myth and others here as stated by Mr. Schoon here.

 

 

Doug Schoon Explains How Source Capture Ventilation Allows a Safe Working Salon Environment

 

 “Source capture ventilation” (SCV) is designed to capture salon chemical vapors and dusts at or near its source, protecting the technicians’ or stylists’ “Breathing Zone”,  (which is an invisible two foot sphere in front of you and your client’s mouth from which we draw every breath). SCV also prevents dispersing of contaminants into the salon air.

When properly maintained and the carbon filters are changed regularly, SCV systems are a great way to help ensure salon air quality remains safe and everyone is breathing comfortably during working hours. Both dusts and vapors must be properly controlled. SVC systems do both, which is why I fully support their use in salons.

Nail techs who overexpose themselves to strong odors for long periods can develop a condition called “olfactory fatigue”, which means your nose/brain gets tired of smelling the strong odor, so the brain begins to ignore it. Then you can’t smell odors that others can smell easily. Eventually, this can begin to adversely affect your sense of taste, as well.”

“In the US, it is a legal requirement that salons must have proper ventilation because workers must be provided with a safe working environment. The necessary engineering controls to make this happen are required. Utilizing additional ventilation is always a good choice.”

The 2012 International Mechanical Building Code (IMC), states: Nail stations in nail salons must be provided with a source capture system capable of exhausting not less than 50 cubic-feet-per-minute.

“Use of ceiling fans, opening windows and air conditioning, although they do circulate air and will reduce concentrations of salon chemical vapors, mists and dust, are not proper salon ventilation control measures.”

Use of appropriate ventilation is necessary in the salon to control vapors and minimize the potential for “sensory irritation” and adverse health reactions. Salons that are not equipped with the appropriate ventilation needed to prevent sensory irritation should NOT provide these services until the situation is corrected. Proper ventilation that is appropriate for the services being performed is VERY important for both the client and salon professional. The best way to prevent clients’ and stylists’ overexposure to formaldehyde vapors is to use local source capture ventilation. As stated by the Professional Keratin Smoothing Council, www.pksc.org, in its, Oct. 2011 press release:

Aerovex Systems, one of our founding members, is the developer of a hair salon source capture ventilation system, which provides a premiere example of “appropriate” salon ventilation equipment. Such equipment is useful for many types of salon services, including keratin hair smoothing, and can offer an extra layer of protection to help ensure the safety of clients and cosmetologists”.

 

Proper Salon Ventilation Control Measures Appropriate For All Salon Chemical Services

 These recommended control measures include a “Three Zone Protection” approach to salon ventilation

 

Your Breathing Zone

1. Source capture ventilation is to protect both the stylist’s and client’s breathing zone and prevent overexposure to excessive levels of formaldehyde.

The easiest and most efficient way to prevent vapors and dust from getting into the salon is to provide the hair stylist with a source capture ventilation system. A source capture system protects the “breathing zone” of the stylist — the two-foot radius in front of the mouth.  Every breath we take comes from the breathing zone.  It is important to keep that area clean. And, if that area is clean — if the vapors and dust are captured immediately — then they don’t become inhaled or make it past the work station and into the salon.  If anything does get past the source capture system, it would be adsorbed by the whole-salon unit (salon room air purifier).

Source capture systems intake the chemical vapors that are created when stylists apply chemical treatments to the hair, during blow drying, and flat ironing. Then they adsorb and contain the vapors.  As with the larger, whole-salon ventilator (room air purifier), the adsorbent material needs to be changed regularly as it becomes saturated with salon chemicals.

While source capture systems are all meant to accomplish the same thing, the quality of them dramatically differs. “These are not magic boxes,” says Doug Schoon of Schoon Scientific Regulatory Consulting LLC.  He recommends stylists choose a unit with a four inch bed of absorbent material that the air has to pass through. “It needs to be a hefty, thick bed,” says Schoon.

Together, “source capture” and salon air purification systems minimize what becomes part of the air.  Stylists benefit in two ways:  First, they will breathe clean air — which makes for happier lungs while helping to eliminate sensory irritation (burning eyes, scratchy throat, runny nose, headaches).  Second, they will never have to be concerned about the smell of the salon.

 


Your Salon

 

2.  Room air purification to cleanse the work station air and further reduce the potential of overexposure to formaldehyde or other salon vapors and dusts found in the salon.

All salon chemical vapors including formaldehyde are heavier than air and tend to migrate to the floor.  It is important to choose a unit which the not only contains sufficient amount of adsorbent material, (i.e. 8 lbs activated carbon), but also moves a sufficient volume of air, (400 to 600 cubic ft. per minute).  A unit which provides a “Fountain Flow” of air by forcing clean air towards the ceiling will create the necessary airflow pattern to scrub contaminants from the salon air. Because salon vapors are in greatest concentrations at floor level, choose a unit designed to capture pollutants at the floor level.

Your Building

 

3.  HVAC filters designed specifically to remove formaldehyde and other salon vapors and dusts from the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.

A building’s ventilation system, whether in a strip mall or a stand-alone structure, is called the HVAC system.  This stands for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning.  This is your first line of attack.  The HVAC system brings fresh air to the salon and pushes it from one room to another.  This system needs to be professionally maintained by a specialist.  The specialist will change the filters, and properly balance and clean the system every year.  An HVAC system removes mold, mildew, dust, etc., providing relatively fresh air to a building.

Most salons are only using residential, standard HVAC fiberglass filters, which are inadequate for the removal of salon specific chemical vapors and dust. Special Salon HVAC filters are available which have an increased dust holding capacity and are composed of rinse-able layers of electrostatic polypropylene grids that collect and trap dust.  Designed specifically for salons these filters are composed of an interchangeable activated carbon panels which captures and removes salon specific chemical vapors.

 

 Source capture ventilation, room air purifiers and HVAC filters designed specifically for removing salon vapors, mists and dusts have been developed and are highly effective for improving salon air quality.  This has been an often overlooked tool that all salons need in order to protect workers and clients.

 

Salons must begin to consider ventilation as an important tool. You can’t cut hair without shears; and you can’t have a safe salon environment without proper and effective ventilation.