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.
Keywords: California state regulations chemicals legislation state licensing
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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August 24, 2005
At least nine nail salons have been named in a lawsuit over pedicure-related infections that have afflicted salon clients in California’s Santa Clara County, according to San Francisco’s CBS 5 News.
Keywords: California state regulations lawsuits legislation pedicure sanitation salon sanitation
July 12, 2005
Color My Nails School of Nail Technology in Midvale, Utah, has been accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), becoming the first nail school accredited by the association.
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June 29, 2005
Paula Abdul was once again in the spotlight, only this time it was because of an infection she contracted at a high-end salon and not for her “American Idol” antics.
Keywords: California state regulations celebrities legislation salon sanitation
June 24, 2005
After learning about the numerous amounts of clients who were contracting bacterial infections and leg lesions after visiting salons, California Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) knew he had to do something, especially since many of the cases were being reported in the Bay Area, where he is located.
Keywords: California state regulations legislation pedicure sanitation Watsonville
June 22, 2005
After 22 years of offering education in Canada, the North American School of Podology has expanded into the United States with a new name: North American School of Pedicuring
Keywords: continuing education pedicures
March 11, 2005
It’s been more than four years, but the victims haven’t quite been able to forget what happened to them. They still have scars on their shins and lower legs, reminders of the bacteria they were infected with after getting pedicures at Fancy Nails, a salon in Watsonville, Calif., that has since closed. Although it may not get rid of the unsightly scars, 73 people will split about $3 million after settling a lawsuit with the salon.
Keywords: lawsuits pedicure sanitation salon sanitation staph infections Watsonville
March 11, 2005
Beginning January 1, 2006, would-be nail technicians in Utah will have to stay in school a little longer. The state passed legislation increasing licensure hours from 200 to 300. In addition, the state banned MMA and also clarified the definition for nail techs to work on the hands, feet, and nails.
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March 3, 2005
It used to be that only instructors were required to take eight hours of continuing education units. Now licensees in North Carolina are also being asked to take CEUs.
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March 3, 2005
The Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure has cracked down on two schools for issuing fraudulent electric file certificates in violation of Rule 9 of the office’s rules and regulations.
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September 1, 2002
Often targeted by the industry for their supposed lack of knowledge and infrequent inspections, salon inspectors argue that they do the best they can with what they have. We went behind the scenes to find out what they do on the job, and how essential they really are to the industry.
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