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Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina

September 7, 2005  | News

Several professional beauty industry organizations and manufacturers are helping to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Keywords: charity   natural disasters  

California Nail Salons Being Sued

August 24, 2005  | News

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  

Nail School Obtains Accreditation

July 12, 2005  | News

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.

Keywords: licensing   schools  

Paula Abdul Testifies at Hearing in Support of Salon Safety Bill

June 29, 2005  | News

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  

California Bill Aims to Make Pedicures Safer

June 24, 2005  | News

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  

Pedicurist Program First of its Kind

June 22, 2005  | News

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  

Foot Spa Infection Victims Settle Lawsuit

March 11, 2005  | News

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  

Utah Increases Licensure Hours, Bans MMA

March 11, 2005  | News

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.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   MMA   state licensing  

North Carolina Requires CEUs for Licensees

March 3, 2005  | News

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.

Keywords: continuing education   licensing   North Carolina   state licensing  

Colorado Deals with E-File Training Fraud

March 3, 2005  | News

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.

Keywords: electric file safety   electric files   licensing   state licensing  

Board Blues

November 1, 2004  | Article

What proposed changes in California could mean for the industry.

Keywords: California   California state regulations  

Three Become One as New Industry Association Is Formed

October 1, 2004  | Article

This non-profit trade association will represent the entire professional beauty industry in North America - bringing together for the first time the distributor, manufacturer, and salon/spa communities in order to collectively advocate for the industry.

Keywords: associations   PBA   Professional Beauty Association  

Governor Takes Aim at the California State Board

October 1, 2004  | Article

This is not the first time the board has been under assault, undergoing sunset reviews in 1997 and 2002 that resulted in name changes and changes in oversight.

Keywords: California   California state regulations  

Actively Involved

March 1, 2004  | Article

There’s more to the nail industry than just doing nails. Take it from these four nail technicians who have pushed industry activism to a whole new level. Whether getting involved with their state board, working to ban MMA, or pushing for licensing, they all have one thing in mind: to better the industry for all.

Keywords: legislation   MMA  

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

September 1, 2003  | Article

During the NAILS Roundtable Breakfast in Las Vegas, nail techs, salon owners, manufacturers, and educators took a frank look at the state of the industry and discussed the challenges facing nails today. Echoing concerns as old the industry, education and sanitation proved to be the hot topics.

Keywords: Darlene Feric   industry issues   licensing  

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