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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  

Join the Wisconsin Nail Tech Association

November 1, 2007  | Article

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.

Keywords: associations   Wisconsin  

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  

Texas Eases Autoclaving Requirement

September 1, 2007  | Article

The bill was never enforced but new guidelines allow for more reasonable disinfection guidelines. 

Keywords: autoclaves   implement disinfection   industry legislation   Texas  

Texas Health Inspectors Now Have Power To Shut Down Salons Immediately

August 3, 2007  | News

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.

Keywords: inspections   legislation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Texas Eases Autoclaving Requirement

June 22, 2007  | News

In June, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) relaxed the autoclaving requirement it had passed in 2006, but never fully enforced.

Keywords: autoclaves   legislation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Illinois Woman Sues Nail Salon

May 11, 2007  | News

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.

Keywords: lawsuits   pedicures  

Iowa Targets 550 Salons in Inspection Campaign

March 1, 2007  | Article

The most common violation  was unlicensed service providers, says state board inspectors. 

Keywords: inspections   Iowa   MMA   salon inspections   salon violations  

California Adopts Emergency Footspa Cleaning Regulations

January 12, 2007  | News

The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology has implemented emergency footspa cleaning regulations.

Keywords: California state regulations   pedicure sanitation  

Texas Delays Issuing Autoclave Violations Until May

January 5, 2007  | News

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.

Keywords: autoclaves   legislation   state licensing  

Washington State Changes Rules About the Use of Lasers

January 5, 2007  | News

Effective as of March, estheticians in the state of Washington can only use “prescriptive” lasers.

Keywords: legislation   medispa services   state licensing  

Michigan Changes Some Aspects of Licensing Exams

November 3, 2006  | News

Michigan school instructors and students should be aware of several changes to the state’s licensing exams.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   licensing   state licensing  

Louisiana Changes Some Administrative Rules

November 3, 2006  | News

In Louisiana, salons offering manicuring or esthetics are now required to have sanitizers or sterilizers for implements.

Keywords: salon sanitation   state licensing  

Nebraska Changes Many Sanitation, Safety Rules

November 3, 2006  | News

Many changes to sanitation and safety rules have been made in Nebraska during the past year.

Keywords: Nebraska   salon sanitation   state licensing  

California Nail Techs: Gear Up for Change

November 1, 2006  | Article

If the new disciplinary law passes the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology will be able to immediately suspend any license without advance hearing.

Keywords: California state regulations   industry legislation   pedicure safety   pedicure sanitation  

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