July 6, 2006
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.
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June 27, 2006
Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) commended Department of Consumer Affairs director Charlene Zettel today after she unveiled a list of recommendations aimed at protecting California consumers from unsanitary nail salons.
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June 6, 2006
The owner of a Dallas nail salon has agreed to pay $4,000 to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and also agreed to a probated suspension of his cosmetology license for sanitation violations that resulted in four customers contracting bacterial infections.
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June 1, 2006
Having an inspector show up at your salon can be a stress-inducing event, especially if the salon isn’t as clean as it can be and if the employees are not following the rules and regulations of their respective states. We asked former and current state board officials to tell us some of the most common salon inspection violations inspectors find when they visit salons.
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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.
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February 24, 2006
The South Carolina Board of Cosmetology issued an alert to licensees, reminding them of the proper disinfecting procedures for footbaths.
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February 13, 2006
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is now requiring eight hours of approved continuing education in order to renew a nail technician license.
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December 13, 2005
Florida is making it even easier for consumers to complain about unlicensed activity in its state.
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November 22, 2005
Beginning next year, salons in Texas may be required to use an autoclave to disinfect reusable instruments.
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November 3, 2005
In an effort to address diversion, which continues to plague the professional beauty industry, the Beauty Industry Fund (BIF) has launched the Guaranteed Real campaign. The campaign provides salons with information to help them discuss diversion with their clients.
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.
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October 12, 2005
After passing both houses of the state legislature with strong bipartisan support, California Assembly bill 1263 was vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill would have established minimum safety standards for pedicure equipment and ensured proper protocols were followed for disinfecting all multiuse tools and equipment.
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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.
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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.
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September 7, 2005
Several professional beauty industry organizations and manufacturers are helping to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
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