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Another Death Linked to Pedicure

September 18, 2006  | News

In August, Diana Mears filed a wrongful death suit against a Mountain View, Calif., nail salon alleging that her daughter, Jessica, died as the result of a bac-terial infection she contracted during a 2004 pedicure.

Keywords: California state regulations   lawsuits   pedicure sanitation   staph infections   Watsonville  

Some Air Cleaners and Purifiers May Harm Health

September 6, 2006  | News

Devices marketed as air cleaners or air purifiers are not always good for your health, a report to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently stated.

Keywords: air quality   ventilation  

TDLR Can’t Connect Sanitary Conditions of Texas Salon to Woman’s Death

July 6, 2006  | News

The death of Kim Jackson, a 46-year-old paraplegic who died of a staph infection, can’t be directly linked to the sanitary conditions at Angel Nails in Ft. Worth, Texas, said the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).

Keywords: lawsuits   pedicure sanitation   state licensing  

Yee’s Salon Safety Bill Spurs New Regulations

June 27, 2006  | News

Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) commended Department of Consumer Affairs director Charlene Zettel today after she unveiled a list of recommendations aimed at protecting California consumers from unsanitary nail salons.

Keywords: California state regulations   pedicure sanitation   staph infections   state licensing  

The Whole Nine Months

May 1, 2006  | Article

Your client’s body will go through lots of changes during pregnancy and so will her needs. Be prepared to accommodate and educate your client on ways you’ll tailor her salon experience during her nine months of changes.

Keywords: pregnant clients   special needs clients  

Texas Woman’s Death Linked to a Pedicure

March 7, 2006  | News

State inspectors are investigating a Ft. Worth, Texas, salon where a 46-year-old paraplegic woman allegedly contracted a staph infection that led to her death.

Keywords: lawsuits   legislation   pedicure sanitation   staph infections   state licensing  

Lend a Helping Hand

November 1, 2005  | Article

Across the country nail technicians are donating their time and services to help women who are making the difficult choice to leave abusive relationships and addictive lifestyles. Through community programs and church ministries, techs and stylists offer home care tips and hands-on application to help lift these women’s spirits and get them ready to enter the work force.

Keywords: charity  

California Governor Signs Nation’s First Law on Chemicals in Cosmetics

October 19, 2005  | News

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will require cosmetics manufacturers to disclose which of their products contain chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm, or developmental toxicity.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   product safety  

California Assembly Passes Safe Cosmetics Bill

September 22, 2005  | News

The California Assembly passed the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005 (SB 484). Now only Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to sign the bill for it to become law.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   state licensing  

OPI Donates More Than $300,000 to Hurricane Katrina Survivors

September 15, 2005  | News

It’s no secret George Schaeffer, president and CEO of OPI, is a giving man. And when news of the massive loss and destruction Hurricane Katrina left behind came to light, Schaeffer was quick to act.

Keywords: charity   George Schaeffer   natural disasters   OPI products  

Shedding Light on Psoriasis

September 1, 2005  | Article

Although this skin condition cannot be cured, there are ways to keep it under control. Keeping hands, feet, and nails well moisturized and well groomed can help alleviate the itchiness and scaliness associated with psoriasis.

Keywords: client health   dry skin   health   psoriasis   skin diseases  

Paula Abdul Testifies at Hearing in Support of Salon Safety Bill

June 29, 2005  | News

Paula Abdul was once again in the spotlight, only this time it was because of an infection she contracted at a high-end salon and not for her “American Idol” antics.

Keywords: California state regulations   celebrities   legislation   salon sanitation  

What Is a Splinter Hemorrhage?

June 1, 2005  | Article

n. (splĭn ‘tər hem’ər-ĭj) small areas of bleeding or hemorrhage underneath the nail bed that take the shape of straight lines; usually caused by hard impact or physical trauma to the nail; usually grows out with the nail after a few months

Keywords: elderly clients   fungal infections   nail diseases   nail trauma   splinter hemorrhage  

Pedicure Troubles Still Bubbling

June 1, 2005  | Article

An outbreak of bacterial infections linked to pedicure foot spas poses new mysteries for public health detectives. It also shows there is still a lot of confusion among nail technicians and salon owners about proper cleaning procedures. To protect yourself, do your homework!

Keywords: disinfection   educational materials   European Touch   legislation   pedicures  

Handle Diabetic Clients With Care

June 1, 2005  | Article

We all learn early in our nail education to use caution when it comes to diabetic clients, since diabetes affects both the circulation and the nerves in the extremities — especially the feet.

Keywords: diabetic clients   special needs clients  

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