salon safety


CVS Reconsiders Its Stance on Acetone IDing
  • August 20, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Poor acetone. It’s a nail product that people love to hate. Whether it’s a nail tech who gets burned by the flammable liquid (don’t put acetone in the microwave, people!) or a client who feels the

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
L.A. Hair: Episode 5 -– Naja’s Client Has Down-to-the-Nub Nails
  • July 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

How many times have you met a stranger and been introduced as, “This is blank ______ (Naja in my case). She does nails.” The stranger immediately pulls her hands back in a hiding position and says,

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Keywords: L.A. Hair   salon safety   salon services  
French Agency Recommends Regulations for Fish Pedicures
  • May 3, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I haven’t seen fish pedicures in the news for a while in the U.S., but apparently they are gaining popularity in France. A French agency for occupational health and safety is calling for “strictly regulating” the

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
“I Am a Professional. I Am Licensed.” Campaign Launched by PBA
  • April 25, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

We’ve been talking quite a bit about beauty professional licensing and the threat of deregulation lately. Many of you know my opinion on the subject already, but for the record, I want to say again that

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
94% of U.S. Voters Support Required Licensing for Beauty Professionals, PBA Finds
  • April 18, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

An overwhelming majority (94%) of general election voters from across the U.S. overwhelmingly support the required licensing of beauty professionals and feel these licenses protect the public and improve both the quality and safety in the

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
Illinois, Iowa, and Washington D.C. — Is It Too Much to Ask for a Response?
  • March 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

For all of you NAILS Magazine subscribers, the April 2013 issue is likely arriving at your mailbox this week. I got my copy a few days ago. Usually, even though I’ve seen all of the pages

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Keywords: business   legislation   salon safety  
ISSE 2013: Ergonomic Client Handrest from Pampered Perch
  • January 28, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

UPDATED 2/28/13: We have seven Pampered Perch hand/footrests to give away! Leave a comment in our blog comments section along with your city, state, and e-mail address for a chance to win. We will

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Keywords: health   products   salon safety   techniques  
3 Ventilation Success Stories
  • January 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

While working on a feature story about salon ventilation for NAILS Magazine’s February issue, I came across several salon owners who are an inspiration to all of us in their installation of proper ventilation systems. Though

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San Francisco Recognizes Eight Nail Salons for Healthy Practices
  • December 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

While working on a nail salon ventilation story for the February issue of NAILS Magazine, I was happy to discover some U.S. cities and counties reward salons for improving their work environments. In King County (home

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
UV Nail Lamps Do Not Increase Skin Cancer Risk, New Study Finds
  • December 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

“UV nail lamps do not appear to significantly increase the lifetime risk of KC [keratinocyte carcinoma]” in consumers, reports a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Authors Alina Markova of Massachusetts General Hospital, the

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Keywords: health   salon safety   salon services  
Free Webinar: Doug Schoon on UV Gel Nails
  • September 19, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Want to learn the facts about the controversy surrounding UV nail lamps and products? Are you struggling to answer clients’ questions regarding the safety of UV nail services? The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is sponsoring a

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
How to Request an OSHA On-Site Consultation
  • August 27, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Labor) recently provided salons with a handy guide called Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures, but did you know that

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
OSHA Guide: Stay Healthy When Giving Manicures and Pedicures
  • June 19, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I encourage all of you to download the just-released “Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures” 20-page booklet created by OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration). It contains some helpful information and reminders

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Premiere 2012: New Implement Sterilization Option from Science & Light Technology Inc.
  • June 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Keywords: health   products   salon safety   social media   tradeshows  
California Report on Nail Polish Lacks Perspective and Balance
  • April 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

A few smaller nail polish brands inaccurately declared that their polishes are free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and formaldehyde, according to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) report entitled, “Summary of Data and

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   salon safety  
Walgreens’ Nail Salon Photos
  • March 9, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I understand the hesitancy among nail techs (and myself, to be honest, at least until I saw the salon in person) about the in-store experience at the nail salon that just opened inside a Chicago Walgreens.

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Keywords: business   health   On the Road   products   salon safety  
ABS 2012: Everything Microplane
  • March 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Evolving from a line of kitchen tools (yes, you guessed it, literally from a microplane citrus zester), Microplane Personal Care offers a huge assortment callus removers. The company has large professional size callus microplanes, small at-home

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Keywords: health   On the Road   products   salon safety   techniques  
ABS 2012: PediSpa Upgrades at Lexor
  • March 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

High-end just got even nicer at Lexor where Ultra Leather is now standard on its high-end pedicure spas (including the Infinity, shown). According to the company, this leather is acetone- and stain-resistant, so if you spill

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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon safety   techniques   tradeshows  
Yay! Indiana Bill to Eliminate Licensing Withdrawn
  • February 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Yay! Indiana Bill to Eliminate Licensing Withdrawn Thanks so much for to all NAILS’ Magazine From the Editor readers who told Indiana that we need licensing and to everyone else who helped spread the word and who

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Keywords: business   health   legislation   salon safety  
Tell Indiana We Need Licensing
  • January 13, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I am alarmed by a bill in Indiana’s state legislature that would eliminate government licensing and regulation of nail techs. House Bill 1006, authored by David Wolkins, proposes that licensing be completely eliminated for everyone in

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Fish Pedicures Unlikely to Cause Infection, says HPA
  • October 24, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The fish pedicure hasn't been in the news much lately, but it's far from forgotten. The idea of tiny fish nibbling off the dead skin of off human feet seems to spur a visceral reaction in

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Keywords: clients   health   salon safety  
Nail Technician Was One of the Shooting Victims
  • October 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

We have an update on this week’s horrible salon shooting in Orange County, Calif. We’ve now learned the identities of the eight victims, and one of them was in our family of nail technicians. Christy Lynn Wilson

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   salon safety  
Man Kills 8 People at Salon in Seal Beach
  • October 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

This awful story is still unfolding. Yesterday afternoon a gunman entered Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, Calif., and opened fire on employees and customers. Eight are dead. One is still in critical care at a nearby

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   salon safety  
Salon Crime Prevention Tips
  • October 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

In light of today's shooting at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, Calif., we want to take a moment to refer you to an article that NAILS published about how to increase the safety of your salon.

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The Rise of Canadian Nail Salons
  • September 19, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

We found this interesting 14-minute video, an excerpt from CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) show The National that  discusses the evolution of nail salons in Canada. It’s interesting in its similarities and differences to the rise of

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Keywords: business   salon safety  
King County’s Healthy Nail Salon Project
  • September 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Healthy practices for nail salons from King County DNRP on Vimeo.In King County, Washington, the Hazardous Waste Program has started the Healthy Nail Salon Project to help inform nail salon owners and techs on how to

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Keywords: salon safety  
North American School of Podology Refreshes Logo, Tagline
  • June 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

After more than a decade since its inception, the North American School of Podology (NASP) now has a brand new identity, supported by a new tagline and associated marketing materials, announced founder Katharin von Gavel this

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
Link Love: 5/6/11
  • May 6, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I hope you're having a great Mother's Day weekend at your salon (and at home). Here are some of our favorite nail-related blog posts of the week!Remember the $51,000 manicure? Well, Painted Lady Fingers offers her

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Keywords: Link Love   Nail Art   salon safety  
Don’t Take Away Manicuring, Salon Regulations in Florida
  • April 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Update 4/15/11: Due to contradicting information available online, we went right to the source, Rep. Dorothy Hukill, regarding if salons and manicurists are included in HB 5005 or not. We heard back today and are thrilled

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
ABS 2011: Eliminer Callus Removal System
  • March 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Many states won't let nail salons use credo blades on clients (they can be dangerous, as you can accidentally cut clients' skin with them), but here's a callus removal alternative that uses a disposable RotoFile Caps

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Keywords: health   products   salon safety   tradeshows  
ABS 2011: Gulfstream's Portable Pedicure Spa
  • March 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

America's Beauty Show 2011 ended Monday afternoon, but we're going to continue sharing some of the new product launches from the show throughout the week. There were a lot of exciting new nail products!Pedi spa manufacturer

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Keywords: health   products   salon safety   tradeshows  
The “Starbucks of Nails”?: MiniLuxe Franchises
  • February 3, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

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Shootout in Brooklyn Nail Salon
  • October 26, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

On Saturday Ferris Jones, a female off-duty police officer, was getting her hair done at Sabine’s Hallway, a hair and nail salon in Brooklyn, when a 19-year-old came in brandishing a gun and attempting to rob

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Beauty Industry Takes Stand Against Domestic Abuse
  • October 4, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Cut It Out has been hailed from coast-to-coast as an innovative solution to a chronic and difficult problem: raising awareness on the epidemic of domestic abuse and helping victims receive the resources they need. Now entering its

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Keywords: salon safety  
On My Mind: Grades Are Important
  • September 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Some states, like North Carolina, require salons to post their inspection scores where consumers can see them. While I’m not necessarily a proponent of more rules and regulations for the nail industry, I do believe that

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   health   legislation   On My Mind  
UV Nail Lamps Are Safe, Say Industry Experts
  • August 18, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you heard rumors that UV lamps are unsafe — that they may even cause cancer? Recently three industry chemists got together to test the claims made in a report by two Texas-based dermatologists that the

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
Iowa Requires Sterilization for Cuticle Nippers
  • July 15, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Earlier this year, Iowa mandated the autoclaving of certain implements in the salon. As of March, cuticle nippers (along with tweezers and comedone extractors) must be sterilized by steam, dry heat, or other sterilization equipment.  The

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
Vicki Peters E-File Certification Class
  • June 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Renowned nail educator Vicki Peters is hosting a one-day class on e-filing that techs can take to receive a certificate stating they are educated on e-file safety and technique. The instructors are Simmy Bredal-Bell, TeamVicki Director

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Keywords: salon safety   techniques  
Be Eco-Friendly and Exchange Your Old Polish
  • May 10, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I definitely appreciate the honesty, but it’s disturbing that 36% of respondents to NailsMag.com’s current web poll don’t dispose of salon hazardous waste items (which can include leftover nail polish) correctly, at least some of the

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Get, Give Help Through PBA | NCA Disaster Relief Fund
  • May 7, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Salon professionals who have been affected by the recent flooding in Tennessee or tornados in Mississippi can apply for assistance from the PBA | NCA Disaster Relief Fund by filling out the Application for Aid available

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Keywords: business   health   salon safety  
Fake Inspector Scamming Texas Salons
  • February 19, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

OK, now this is just plain scary. A man is impersonating a state board inspector to try to get money from Houston-area salons. Read the notice from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and

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Keywords: legislation   salon safety  
Texas Licensing Scam Warning
  • February 18, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

As if the California licensing scam wasn’t bad enough, there are now reports of a similar scam taking place in Texas. Here’s the notice I received from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR): TDLR is warning all

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Keywords: business   legislation   salon safety  
Dr. Fish Bites Back
  • December 14, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

In journalism school, one of the oft-repeated maxims we learned about “what is news?” went as follows: “If the story is ‘dog bites man,’ it’s not news. If the story is ‘man bites dog,’ it is.”

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Keywords: business   clients   health   legislation   salon safety  
Pedicure Protocols
  • September 15, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The International Pedicure Association (IPA) hosts online webinars for its members about once a month, and, for the September 30 event, “From the Editors” blog readers can attend the online seminar for free, without purchasing an

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
What to Expect During an Inspection
  • September 3, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Let the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology alleviate some of your apprehension about the salon inspection process by watching the board’s interactive webinar “What to Expect During an Inspection: What You Need to Know”.

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
It’s the Little Things
  • July 27, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve met representatives of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology several times, and I’m pleased that the board members seem genuinely interested in keeping California nail salons from getting fined during inspections. To that end,

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Keywords: health   legislation   On the Road   salon safety  
California Licensing Scam Warning
  • July 6, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just received an e-mail with the following message and wanted to share it with you all immediately.  The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Cal-BBC) has posted a warning on their website, of a scam

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   legislation   salon safety  
Salon Inspection on YouTube
  • June 30, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just found a professionally-done video by the Washington Department of Licensing of a nail salon inspection. You can watch the six-minute video here. The video is geared toward consumers (advising them of what to look for

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Keywords: clients   health   legislation   salon safety  
Acetone Sparks Serious Salon Accident
  • April 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Recently, an Owings Mills, Md., woman was seriously injured when a bowl of acetone ignited, sending her to the hospital with second-degree burns covering about 40% of her body. The woman — a regular client at Baltimore’s

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Keywords: salon safety  
A Site For All You Autoclavers
  • August 13, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

If you autoclave your instruments and practice the highest levels of salon sanitation, there’s a website that should interest you. WeSterilize.com was created by podiatrist Robert Spalding to help consumers find salons and techs they can

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Keywords: business   salon safety  
On the Road: Krème de la Krème Nail Lounge
  • August 4, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

As a relatively new resident of the fabulous Belmont Shore neighborhood in bustling Long Beach, Calif., I’ve been asked quite a few times in the past few months for a nail salon I’d recommend in the city.

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Keywords: On the Road   salon decor/design   salon safety   salon services  
North Carolina Makes the Grade
  • June 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to say I was happily surprised this morning when I logged on to the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners and saw how easy it was to navigate.

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health   legislation   salon safety  
Salon Safety
  • June 13, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I just wrote an article about salon safety for our upcoming August issue. While researching it, I found some interesting things that didn’t make it into the print edition. The article focuses on the simple, first-step

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
Law & Order: SE (Salon Edition)
  • June 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I object, your honor. Oh, the glory of having a moment of limelight in the courtroom — and all the better if it's not from the defendant's chair. The California state Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

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Keywords: legislation   salon safety  
California Bill Requires Translation of MSDS into Vietnamese
  • May 16, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

There’s a bill pending in the California State Assembly right now called the Vietnamese Nail Worker Information Act that would require manufacturers of professional-use nail care products to provide MSDS in Vietnamese. If the bill —

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Keywords: salon safety  
Board Holds Tough Line on Pedi Liners
  • May 2, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I thought I had a basic grasp on the pedicure cleaning guidelines in California and across the nation. But I was really surprised by a notice we received from the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

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Keywords: salon safety  
Rachael Ray Talks Nails
  • March 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

A few weeks ago, Rachael Ray did a segment on nail salon safety. I always cringe when I see a preview for a television piece on salon safety. Since these programs are usually negative, it almost

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   salon safety  
Hear Out the State Board
  • February 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Love ’em or hate ’em, your state board has a huge influence on how you conduct business day-to-day in your salon. At least in California, I’ve been happy to see board members make themselves accessible to

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Keywords: legislation   salon safety  
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