All the professionals interviewed were women, had an average age of 30, more than 10 years of experience (11%), work more than 8 hours per day (57%), being less than a year in that salon (34%). As for education 55% had completed high school, 54% had taken some courses in the field, yet 38% became manicure/pedicure by her own initiative. Moreover, 76% had never received any training in biosafety. With respect to the compliance and knowledge questions, 32% considered the use of self protection equipment (SPE) important and they claim they do so (p=0,24). However, most manicures/pedicures (67%) said they did not use any SPE despite defending the use of gloves (93%), mask (59%) and goggles (27%), nonetheless 69% revealed that have had injuries during service. The highest adherence to SPE was for gloves (31%) followed by mask (16%). From those who use SPE, 22% said they do that for all clients and 8% only when she notices that the client has some disease. Even though for the question regarding knowledge, 82% declared that gloves should be used in all procedures. The main reasons for non-use of SPE were the discomfort of using them (63%) and the perception of no risk of contact with blood and injuries (11%).