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Nailcare Academy Offers Foot Care Certification

November 2, 2015  | News

Nailcare Academy, home of the Advanced Nail Technician program, recently announced the launch of its online Footcare Nail Technician Program (FNT).

Keywords: certification   Nailcare Academy   working with doctors  

6 Single-Use Products to Try

October 29, 2015  | Article

Disposable products that help busy techs keep their services sanitary.

Keywords: salon sanitation   single-use products  

What's New in Salon Disinfection

October 23, 2015  | Article

The year in review for new laws, new trends, and new products that help keep our salons clean.

Keywords: autoclaves   implement disinfection   salon sanitation   sanitation guidelines  

California Board Eases Pedi Liner Sanitation Rules

October 2, 2015  | Article

As of July 1, 2015, California nail techs using disposable pedicure liners can skip the 10-minute disinfecting soak of their pedicure basin between clients.

Keywords: Belava   Contego   pedicure safety   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

All Polish Is Safe [From Microbes]

August 26, 2015  | Article

The polish you are painstakingly applying to your clients' nails is safe, no matter how many others used the same bottle previously.

Keywords: nail polish   NMC   product contamination   salon safety   salon sanitation  

California Board Revises Pedi Liner Rules and Other Sanitation Regulations

July 22, 2015  | News

Effective July 1, 2015, a number of new regulations were instituted by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology that affect nail techs’ day-to-day business and safety procedures. The changes include an easing of rules regarding the use of disposable pedicure liners.

Keywords: Belava   Contego   pedicure equipment   pedicure safety   pedicure sanitation  

For Clients: How to Choose a Quality Nail Salon

May 11, 2015  | Article

Pass this information on to your clients to determine if the salon you have chosen is not only providing great nails, but a safe and healthy environment as well.

Keywords: consumer concerns   consumer press  

How to Deep-Clean Your Salon

April 13, 2015  | Article

If you’re not in the habit of annually cleaning your salon, you should add it to the list of what it takes to be a successful salon owner. Below we’ve listed tips and techniques, plus advice from owners and techs who make it routine to clean their salons and workstations yearly. 

Keywords: organization   salon cleaning  

Bactibarrier Detergent/Disinfectant and Surface Protector

January 29, 2015  | Product

Protect salon surfaces against the growth of harmful microbes with Bactibarrier’s unique two-step cleaning system.

Keywords: disinfection   implement disinfection   pedicure sanitation  

New York City Considers Letter Grades for Salons

December 29, 2014  | News

In response to numerous reports of health and sanitation issues arising from dirty salons and spas, New York City is considering the implementation of a new system of letter grades for cosmetology businesses similar to the system used for restaurants.

Keywords: salon inspections   salon sanitation  

Flowery New Disposable Nail Files

November 29, 2014  | Product

Flowery has introduced three new disposable nail files.

Keywords: Flowery  

Something to Talk About: Salon Sanitation

November 27, 2014  | Article

It’s likely your clients will hear horror stories of the risks associated with getting manicures and pedicures. Be ready with a response that assures them you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect them.

Keywords: autoclaves   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   Something to Talk About  

Doug Schoon Talks Nail Fungus, Nail Dehydrators

October 30, 2014  | Video

Industry scientist, Doug Schoon, addresses the most recent information about fungal nail infections and the potential for secondary mold infections of the nail plate. Schoon also answers questions about how nail dehydrators improve adhesion of L&P nail coatings to the natural nail.


If you have any questions for Schoon, e-mail [email protected]. For more information on Schoon and his weekly video series, Face-to-Face with Doug Schoon, click here.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   fungal infections   health   mold  

Contest: Win Prizes for Your Sanitation Spiel

October 28, 2014  | News

Belava wants to know how you let your customers know you practice the art of the safe pedicure. To enter the company’s Art of the Safe Pedicure Competition, explain, in 250 words or less, what you do and say to your clients during your consultation and/or pedicure to make them confident they are receiving a safe, sanitary pedicure every time they visit you.

Keywords: Belava   contests   Footnanny   pedicures  

Just My Opinion: Autoclave Versus Liquid Disinfectant in Infection Control

September 5, 2014  | Article

Industry veteran Janet McCormick makes the case for autoclaves in the salon.

Keywords: autoclaves   disinfection   Just My Opinion  

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