In the March 2009 Salon Today cover story entitled “Flat-out Truth About Brazilian Keratin Treatments,” internationally known scientific expert, Doug Schoon, provided us with answers to the recent Hair Smoothing Controversy. In the article, Doug explains how there is no formaldehyde in Brazilian Keratin Treatments and explains why proper ventilation is still required when performing these services.
The article explained the importance of first ventilating the breathing zone of the stylist and client, using a chemical source capture system. Next, ventilate the work station air with a salon room air purifier. Finally, utilize a special filtration system for the building’s HVAC, designed to also remove chemical vapors.
Three Zone Ventilation is now being ushered into the salon industry by Aerovex Systems (www.aerovexsystems.com). 3 percent of all Chemical Source Capture System sales until November 21, 2010 will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement. It has become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.