Purpose: This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) aims to establish a comprehensive set of guidelines for makeup artists to maintain a clean and safe working environment, prevent the spread of infections, and ensure client safety. The scope of this SOP includes procedures for cleaning and disinfecting makeup brushes, tools, and workstations, as well as personal hygiene practices for the makeup artist. It is the responsibility of the makeup artist to adhere to the sanitization and hygiene protocols outlined in this SOP. Scope: This SOP applies to all makeup artists working in any setting, including studios, salons, freelance gigs, or on-location events. Makeup artists are expected to follow these guidelines at all times. Responsibilities: Makeup Artist Responsibilities: Comply with all the procedures outlined in this SOP. Ensure personal hygiene is maintained at all times. Use proper cleaning and disinfection techniques for makeup tools and workstations. Keep a stock of necessary sanitizing products and maintain their availability as per the Product Inventory SOP. Educate clients about the safety measures being taken. Clients: Clients should follow the makeup artist’s guidance and any specific instructions regarding hygiene and safety. Personal Hygiene Practices: Hand Washing: Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after every client interaction. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available. Attire: Wear clean and appropriate clothing. Avoid wearing excessive jewelry or accessories that may interfere with hygiene practices. Hair Control: Keep hair tied back or covered to prevent hair from coming into contact with makeup products. Makeup Tools and Workstation Sanitization: General Cleaning: Clean and disinfect all work surfaces before and after each client. Use disposable or washable table covers that can be sanitized. Makeup Brushes and Tools: Clean brushes, sponges, and tools with an appropriate brush cleaner after each client. Disinfect brushes and tools using an alcohol-based disinfectant or a dedicated brush disinfectant. Ensure brushes and tools are completely dry before using them on the next client. Product Sanitization: Avoid double-dipping into product containers. Use disposable applicators or spatulas for removing product from containers. Sanitize product containers, if necessary, using a disinfectant spray. Product Inventory SOP: Refer to the Product Inventory SOP for guidelines on maintaining a stock of sanitizing products, such as alcohol, disinfectant sprays, brush cleaners, and disposable applicators. Client Safety: Make sure that clients do not share makeup products or tools. Dispose of disposable products properly and in accordance with local regulations. Emergency Procedures: In the event of an accidental injury that may result in blood or bodily fluids coming into contact with makeup tools or surfaces, follow the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan (if applicable) and immediately disinfect all affected items. Documentation: Maintain records of cleaning and disinfection activities, including dates and products used. Keep records of inventory levels of sanitizing products. Training: Ensure that all makeup artists receive training on this SOP and the importance of sanitation and hygiene. Review and Updates: Periodically review and update this SOP to reflect current best practices and regulations. Compliance: Failure to comply with this SOP may result in disciplinary action and jeopardize the safety of clients and makeup artists. This SOP serves as a crucial tool to maintain a high standard of sanitation and hygiene in the makeup artist’s workspace, ensuring the safety and well-being of both clients and practitioners.