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Wisconsin Launches a Public Awareness Campaign About Salon Safety

April 4, 2007  | News

The Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing launched a campaign to educate salon professionals and consumers about nail and hair salon safety.

Keywords: salon safety   salon sanitation   staph infections   state licensing   Wisconsin  

You Can Help Fight Breast Cancer, Starting at ISSE

February 2, 2007  | News

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  

Going the Distance (Restoring Runners' Feet)

February 1, 2007  | Article

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  

The Underlying Problem

December 1, 2006  | Article

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  

Keep it Clean!

October 1, 2006  | Article

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  

How to Prevent Lifting

October 1, 2006  | Article

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.

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  

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