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.
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.
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.
It’s that time of year again! The 2014 Nails Magazine Readers’ Choice awards are here and Aerovex Systems is proud to say that we have two products nominated!
The One That Works™ Salon Air Purifier, a leader in nail salon ventilation, has been nominated for “Favorite Nail Salon Ventilation System” and our Healthy Air™ Nails Source Capture System has been nominated for “Favorite New Product”. Both systems offer the state of the art in effectively removing chemical vapor and dust in the nail salon environment.
Head on over to the Nails Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards page today and VOTE for your favorite nail salon products today!
The importance of a healthy salon environment cannot be overstated. It is not only important for the safety and comfort of your stylists, but for your clients as well. Day in and day out, today’s stylists are working in a salon environment that exposes them to airborne chemicals which can cause “sensory irritation” issues and adversely affect their health, if proper salon ventilation is not provided. By removing harmful chemicals from the breathing zone, the Chemical Source Capture System prevents inhalation of vapors & fumes that occur during keratin smoothing services, color, permanent wave and other chemical hair treatments.
Aerovex Systems’ Nails Source Capture System with new Healthy Air ™ Technology is the next generation in nail salon ventilation technology. Our new portable air ventilation system is built to protect the breathing zones of nail technicians and prevent overexposure to monomer, acetone, and associated acrylic vapors and dusts.
Joining forces with Healthy Air™ technologies, we have created the most powerful and advanced Nails Source Capture System designed for salon chemical fume extraction.
The new Nails Source Capture System with Healthy Air™ technology is uniquely designed, combining eHEPA technology with advanced activated carbon filtration.
Recommended for removing all nails services chemical vapors, odors & dust: Including—but not limited to—ethyl methacrylate (EMA), titanium dioxide, benzoyl peroxide, methacrylic acid, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), acetone, gel & acrylic nail dust.
Healthy Air ™ combines an advanced eHEPA technology with advanced activated carbon filtration to capture submicron airborne nail dust particles as well as microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi, with efficiencies exceeding standard HEPA grade filters.
Healthy Air™ technology 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 odor.
Available with One or Two Exhaust arms for user with multiple tables
eHEPA Filter For Removing the Finest Nail Dust Particles – Advanced Chemical Adsorption & Catalytic Oxidation
3 Speed High Flow Fan
Electronic Control Panel with Remote Wireless Controls
Easy & Convenient Filter Access
Pre-filter for Dust Particles
Activated Carbon Filter to aid hazardous chemical removal
Optional rectangle extraction hood to lay flat on table
Notification for filter change
Portable with wheels for easy relocation
Exceeds OSHA requirements
Available in Black or White
Quiet Operation Noise (dB) at 6 ft. (Setting: High/56 Medium/52 Low/51)
Source capture ventilation is the most effective way to control nail dust and odor in today’s modern nail salons. With the release of new Healthy Air technology, Aerovex Systems offers the state of the art in nail salon ventilation.
Every Healthy Air Source Capture System utilizes patented eHEPA technology in combination with advanced activated carbon filtration to trap, adsorb, and decompose pollutants at the source.
But don’t take our word for it, read what long time nail technician, author and educator Ruth Windsor has to say about the Healthy Air Nails Source Capture System from Aerovex. Thanks Ruth!
Got to use my Healthy Air System to with a guest. I did a re-white and it truly lives up to its promise. It was quiet, sucked up dust and vapors. I am booked tomorrow and will see how that goes, but I am really impressed right now. I was so amazed watching the dust just being sucked right into the hose. Thank you Jeff Cardarella and Aerovex Systems for making a great machine and helping protect my health. – Ruth Windsor
I have finished the second week of testing my new Aerovex Systems Source Capture System with Healthy Air Technology. Thursday was my busy day and usually on Friday after breathing in the dust and vapors I am sneezing, eyes watering, and just feel miserable and my day is wasted spent on the couch and popping antihistamines. Not this week, I was feeling great and was able to get so much done. Then I worked today for 5 hours and still feel great. I have a couple clients that wear Backscratchers Extreme and normally breathing in the vapors would aggravate my nose and eyes, but nothing. I barely could smell it at all. And if you work like me I am all over/on top of my work space. I even used it while doing a pedicure, not so much for the vapor aspect, but to see how it would work. Dust be gone while using the hand file and the electric file. Minimal dust and no vapors it was definitely worth the investment. Stay tuned to this channel more to come. – Ruth Windsor
I have a small 8×11 room and yes, it is packed (over packed) with my many treasures. And, here is my week 3 update. No allergy issues and still no antihistamines. I am very impressed with this fact alone; as it helps me to live and have a better quality of my days. As you can see I have a lot of equipment and with the way my room is set up, I have placed my system to the left of my station. I am right handed and my tools are on my right – having it to the left doesn’t over crowd me. Also, having it here allows me to also use it when doing my pedicures and I don’t have to rearrange my room/setup. The hose is long enough so that I can use it overhead when filing or lay it on the table when I am doing tasks like shortening or re-whites.
The flexibility of the hose is an awesome bonus. The dust compared to what I use to get to the little that is shown below now is what makes this the second best feature. Doug Schoon has preached to us for many years about protecting our breathing space and I may be a day late and a dollar short, but I am now on the band wagon and kicking myself for not doing it sooner. If you are not protecting yours – invest in your health and safety now. – Ruth Windsor
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.
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.
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!
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.