November 26, 2007
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.
November 1, 2007
While attending a recent meeting of the state oard, nail tech Jennifer Brickl was struck by the fact that techs in her state have no representation on the board.
October 1, 2007
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.
September 1, 2007
The bill was never enforced but new guidelines allow for more reasonable disinfection guidelines.
August 3, 2007
A new Texas legislature signed into law states that if Texas state health officials witness flagrant violations of sanitation standards in salons, they now have the jurisdiction to immediately close the salon.
June 22, 2007
In June, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) relaxed the autoclaving requirement it had passed in 2006, but never fully enforced.
May 11, 2007
Plaintiff Cheryl Reader is suing Diamond Nails in Wood River, Ill. alleging that during a pedicure, a technician scraped the bottom of her foot pro-ducing an open wound and bleeding.
March 1, 2007
The most common violation was unlicensed service providers, says state board inspectors.
January 12, 2007
The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology has implemented emergency footspa cleaning regulations.
January 5, 2007
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) will delay issuing violations to salons that provide nail services but are using a method of sterilization other than an autoclave until the end of May.
Effective as of March, estheticians in the state of Washington can only use “prescriptive” lasers.
November 3, 2006
Michigan school instructors and students should be aware of several changes to the state’s licensing exams.
In Louisiana, salons offering manicuring or esthetics are now required to have sanitizers or sterilizers for implements.
Many changes to sanitation and safety rules have been made in Nebraska during the past year.
November 1, 2006
If the new disciplinary law passes the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology will be able to immediately suspend any license without advance hearing.
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