How often do you leave the salon with a headache, are tired or find it hard to concentrate? These symptoms, along with things like watery or dry eyes, sore neck or shoulders, sensitivity to light, and blurred vision, can all be due to the lack of proper lighting in our work environment. Many salons have dim lighting to set a relaxing and calming ambiance for clients while the technician is left performing highly detailed services in poor lit areas, which leads to eye strain. 

The truth is, we spend more time in our society responding to secondary conditions than focusing on preventative practices to maintain wellness. With that being said, EYE care about you and want to shed some LIGHT on this dark area. The lack of light or the wrong type of lighting is creating conditions that are harmful for the long-term. Here is some information and helpful tips on LIGHT!

Tips To Shine Your Light

  • Work in areas that are well-lit. When the lighting is too dim, you can strain your eyes. 
  • Use lighting that is close to natural daylight (5,000-6,000k). You want to see the accurate form of colors. 
  • Do not use bright bulbs. Use multiple light sources to increase the amount of light. 
  • Use lamps with directed light. This helps you to see the object more clearly. 

Benefits: The better you can see your client, the less likely you are to have weak posture, eye fatigue and headaches due to over stressing your eyes. Also, having the correct light sources reduces fatigue, improves concentration, and keeps your focus sharp. 


Recommendations for Lighting

  • Slimline 3 Table Lamp: Use this to see things clearly and precisely. This has a 4-step dimmer that allows for brightness control.
  • Smart Light D40: It has a sleek and modern exterior and twists so you can bring light where it is most needed.
  • Halo Go: This portable lamp has a magnifier and a USB rechargeable battery. It folds flat and is easy to pack on the go!
  • Magnifying Arm Attachment: This is an attachment for the Slimline lamp that allows you to see every detail, whether you are painting or E-filing. 

We have lighting to help prevent eye strain from happening and all of the options can be found here.

Ensuring you have the proper lighting in place will end up saving you time and money in the long run. Invest in lighting that will keep your eyes sharp, in focus and prevent you from harmful conditions in the future!

March 29, 2021 — Erica Schlabach