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
September 1, 2005
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
June 29, 2005
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
June 1, 2005
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
June 1, 2005
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
June 1, 2005
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
March 11, 2005
It’s been more than four years, but the victims haven’t quite been able to forget what happened to them. They still have scars on their shins and lower legs, reminders of the bacteria they were infected with after getting pedicures at Fancy Nails, a salon in Watsonville, Calif., that has since closed. Although it may not get rid of the unsightly scars, 73 people will split about $3 million after settling a lawsuit with the salon.
Keywords: lawsuits pedicure sanitation salon sanitation staph infections Watsonville
February 1, 2005
Several San Jose, Calif.-area nail salons are currently under investigation after more than 50 people were affected by a bacterial infection after receiving pedicures.
Keywords: California state regulations pedicure safety staph infections state licensing Watsonville
November 1, 2004
Older clients require extra care to keep their hands and feet in good condition. Give them the attention they deserve by creating services just for them, adding extras that will benefit them such as paraffin dips, and keeping them educated on at-home care.
Keywords: allergic reactions elderly clients special needs clients
December 1, 2003
Good or bad, odor reveals little about salon air quality. Even if your salon rates "sweet" on the smell scale with employees or clients, depend on more reliable measures than your nose to rate your salon's air quality.
Keywords: air quality healthy working masks OSHA salon odors
November 1, 2003
While death is an extreme result of stress-related illness, women are particularly susceptible to developing disease in response to stress--from depression and anxiety disorders to abdominal fat and colds.
Keywords: preventing burnout stress time management work life balance