Preparation for beauty therapy and nail service treatments

With Katie Miles
Duration10 minutes
Skill levelFoundation


Familiarize yourself with the basics of preparing your work areas and tools and equipment for Beauty therapy and nail service treatments in this foundation MHD tutorial. You will explore how to disinfectant and sterilise as well as the proper disposal of waste for beauty services with salon owner, lecturer and beauty therapist Katie Miles.

Members can also download our Preparation of Work Areas and Tools and Equipment for Beauty Therapy and Nail Service Treatments fact sheet.

Technical skills

  • Accident
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiseptics
  • Autoclaves
  • Bacteria
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Detergent
  • Diseases
  • Disinfectant
  • Disposal
  • Germ free environment
  • High temperature
  • Laundering
  • Manufacturer's instructions
  • Micro-organisms
  • Non-latex gloves
  • Prepare
  • Prepare tools and equipment
  • Radiation
  • Risk assessment
  • Sterile
  • Sterilise
  • Surface cleaner
  • Ultraviolet light sterilisers
  • Washing
  • Work areas


Contributor: Katie Miles
Model: Billy Hasan
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne
Photographer: Andrew Gilbert

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