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.
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.
September 22, 2006
California today enacted an urgency law aimed at protect consumers from unsanitary nail salons. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Los Angeles) signed into law AB 409, authored by Assemblymember Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City).
September 18, 2006
The enhanced airport security measures put in place in August have made air travel even harder for nail techs who travel in the line of duty.
September 6, 2006
Effective earlier this year, Georgia has new regulations about the signage that must be in view in the reception areas of salons.
August 7, 2006
Following the study, the following eight recommendations were submitted to the head of each state licensing board in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, for consideration.
July 6, 2006
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).
Attention nail techs practicing in Texas: you must use autoclaves to sterilize all nondisposable instruments, according to an opinion by Attorney General of Texas, Greg Abbot, dated May 18.
Turning Back the Hands of Time21 photos
Disinfectant Products: Crack Down on Grime15 photos
In 2007, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) changed its name to the Personal Care Products Council.
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