February 2, 2007
The “Nail Community Cares” campaign to fight breast cancer needs volunteers to help spread the word and peddle its signature pink high-shine buffers.
Keywords: breast cancer awareness charity CND Kupa OPI products
February 1, 2007
Runners’ feet crave special attention. Rev up your pedicure business by catering to those clients who run for fun or fitness. A foot is a runner’s first point of impact — you can be their first line of defense against injury, through service and education.
Keywords: callus damaged toenails pedicures plantar fasciitis runners pedicure
December 1, 2006
Most of us have been affected by trauma to the nail — a car door, a hammer, even marathon training. If you haven’t experienced it directly, you’ve more than likely seen a client with a subungual hematoma. Learn when to leave it alone, when you can apply an enhancement, and when to refer the client to a doctor.
Keywords: client health nail diseases nail trauma subungual hematoma
October 1, 2006
All salon personnel must understand and practice the steps to properly sterilize, sanitize and disinfect before and after every service.
Keywords: disinfecting foot spas healthy working implement disinfection salon sanitation
October 1, 2006
Lifting nails are frustrating to the nail tech and annoying to the client. Left uncorrected, they could trap water and be the first step toward a bacterial infection. But before we get defensive and start pointing fingers, let’s check out the nails — and let them do the talking.
September 18, 2006
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
September 6, 2006
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
July 6, 2006
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
June 27, 2006
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
May 1, 2006
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
March 7, 2006
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
November 1, 2005
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.
October 19, 2005
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
September 22, 2005
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
September 15, 2005
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