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Washington State Makes Fish Pedicures Illegal

October 6, 2008  | News

The state of Washington has made fish pedicures, in which clients place their feet into a tub containing small carp that then ingest the calloused areas of clients’ feet, illegal in the state.

Keywords: fish pedicures   legislation   pedicures   state licensing  

Schwarzenegger Hits Up Salon Industry for a Loan

October 1, 2008  | News

California's governor considers borrowing state's salon inspection funds to cover budget shortfall.

Keywords: legislation   salon inspections  

Disinfection Still Required with Foot Spa Liners

September 19, 2008  | News

The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology doesn’t allow liners to be used in place of performing the required cleaning procedures.

Keywords: disinfecting foot spas   disinfection   legislation   pedicure equipment   salon sanitation  

INTA Appoints Doug Schoon as Chief Scientific Advisor

September 15, 2008  | News

The International Nail Technicians (INTA) has appointed of Doug Schoon to serve as its chief scientific advisor.

Keywords: associations   Doug Schoon   International Nail Technicians Association   nail chemistry  

INTA Opposes "Fish Pedicure"

August 8, 2008  | News

INTA Opposes "Fish Pedicure"

Keywords: associations   fish pedicures   International Nail Technicians Association   legislation   pedicures  

Disinfection Still Required With Foot Spa Liners

July 1, 2008  | Article

The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology doesn’t allow liners to be used in place of performing the required cleaning procedures.

Keywords: California state regulations   disinfecting foot spas   disinfection   salon inspections  

Do You Know Where Your MSDS Are?

June 1, 2008  | Article

What you need to know about your Material Safety Data Sheets.

Keywords: educational materials   product safety  

New Law Lets California Immediately Put Nail Salons on Probation

February 19, 2008  | News

Since the California State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology began enforcing new law AB 409 on Feb. 15, 10 nail salons have already been placed on immediate probation for pedicure stations that don't meet sanitation requirements.

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

California Raises License Renewal Fees

February 6, 2008  | News

Effective March 1, the California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology is raising its renewal fee to $50 for all manicurists, cosmetologists, estheticians, electrologists, and barbers.

Keywords: California state regulations   licensing   state licensing  

Houston Beauty School Fined $250,000 for Fraud

February 1, 2008  | Article

Houston's Victorian Beauty College was fined and permanently closed for allowing individuals to pay for a cosmetology license without attending the required school training.

Keywords: licensing  

The Vietnamese-American Salon Industry

January 1, 2008  | Article

Here are some links to articles and resources relating to the Vietnamese nail industry in the U.S.

Keywords: trends   Vietnamese salon industry   VietSALON  

Tennessee State Board Changes Requisites for Instructor Training

December 12, 2007  | News

The Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology recently put into effect an amendment that allows licensed estheticians and nail manicurists to enroll in instructor courses.

Keywords: licensing   state licensing  

Immigrant Nail Salon Workers Win Legal Victory

November 26, 2007  | News

After a four-day trial in October, a federal jury awarded $182,000 in back wages, overtime pay, and damages to Susan Kim, a Korean immigrant nail salon worker who worked for seventeen years at 167 Nail Salon Plaza and was fired in March 2005 after demanding regular breaks.

Keywords: legislation   working safely  

Houston Beauty School Fined $250,000 for Fraud

November 26, 2007  | News

Houston’s Victorian Beauty College was fined a record $250,000 and permanently closed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The school was known across the country as a place where an individual could purchase a Texas cosmetology license without attending the required school training.

Keywords: licensing   state licensing  

The Professional Beauty Association Secures Major Victory with Small Business Administration

October 1, 2007  | News

In a major victory for the Professional Beauty Administration (PBA) and the salon industry, the Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued a ruling that preserves the small business designation for hundreds of salon/spa businesses nationwide.

Keywords: business   Professional Beauty Association   taxes  

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