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Retail Air Cleaner

Specialist retail outlets such as nail bars and hair salons present a unique challenge for indoor air quality levels. Many of the products used throughout the beauty industry create potentially harmful airborne contamination for customers and staff.

Where local gases and chemicals require control, and alterations to existing systems are complex and costly, our mobile retail clean air filtration units can be a highly effective solution.

We work with both building managers and shop owners to specify the optimum installation for each environment.

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Nail Bars
Hair Salons
Traffic Pollution

Nail Bars

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Beauty salons and nail bars are often a source of toxic indoor air contamination, as a variety of chemicals are routinely applied to the hair, nails and body. Hair is often bleached with peroxide, acetone is an essential ingredient in nail polish remover and DHA is frequently used in spray tan

Some of the most common chemicals and particles beauty salons and nail bars need to control include:


  • Acetone
  • Acrylic Polymers
  • Alcohol
  • Butyl acetate
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DPB)
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethyl methylacrylate
  • Formaldehyde
  • Isopropyl acetate
  • Methyl acrylate
  • Methyl ethyl ketone
  • Methyl methylacrylate
  • Phthalates
  • Toulene
  • Xylene


  • Fine and ultra-fine dust created by filing acrylic nails.
  • Microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and viruses - including MRSA, H1N1 and more.
  • Allergens


Hair Salons

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Air quality in hair salons can be a troubling issue, with so many treatments and preparations emitting gases and odours. Simply opening doors and windows for more ventilation causes different issues; heat loss and traffic pollution amongst them.

Formaldehyde in the Brazilian Blow Dry is just one example; the straightening treatment caused a salon in the UK to fill with headache and nausea-inducing formaldehyde fumes and resulted in a legal case with over 200 complainants.

In order to clean and filter gases and odours as well as particulates in hair salons, mobile high performance retail air cleaners such as the IQAir GCX Series are an effective solution for many hair salons.

Traffic Pollution

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Retail stores in built-up areas, particularly hair, nail and beauty salons are especially sensitive to traffic pollution brought in by heating and ventilation systems. Clean air for both customers and staff is a top requirement, and can be challenging to deliver in urban areas.

Retail clean air need not be the biggest challenge, with solutions in the form of mobile retail air cleaning air filtration units being simple to implement and inexpensive to run.

High levels of particulate and gaseous contamination from traffic pollution can be filtered by these stand alone retail air filtration units. Requiring simply a standard electricity socket, these units recirculate the air in your salon, delivering clean air for both your clients and your staff.

Related Products:

IQAir GCX Series Air Cleaner IQAir Perfect 16 Air Cleaner IQAir Cleanzone Air Cleaner