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Keep it Clean!

October 1, 2006  | Article

All salon personnel must understand and practice the steps to properly sterilize, sanitize and disinfect before and after every service.

Keywords: disinfecting foot spas   healthy working   implement disinfection   salon sanitation  

California Enacts Emergency Nail Salon Law

September 22, 2006  | News

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).

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Another Death Linked to Pedicure

September 18, 2006  | News

In August, Diana Mears filed a wrongful death suit against a Mountain View, Calif., nail salon alleging that her daughter, Jessica, died as the result of a bac-terial infection she contracted during a 2004 pedicure.

Keywords: California state regulations   lawsuits   pedicure sanitation   staph infections   Watsonville  

Georgia Has New Salon Regulations

September 6, 2006  | News

Effective earlier this year, Georgia has new regulations about the signage that must be in view in the reception areas of salons.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Full Steam Ahead: Understanding Autoclaving

September 1, 2006  | Article

In the past autoclaves in the beauty industry were for the super clean-conscious. Now, they’re gaining ground in Texas as required equipment in nail salons. As this medical-grade machine makes its way into salons and spas, owners should know just what they are.

Keywords: autoclaves   salon sanitation  

Foot Tools: Dispose or Disinfect?

September 1, 2006  | Article

Foot tools can potentially transmit infectious diseases. Strict compliance with state sanitation rules is essential when using porous and one-time-use items.

Keywords: callus removers   implement disinfection   pedicure safety   pumice stones  

TDLR Can’t Connect Sanitary Conditions of Texas Salon to Woman’s Death

July 6, 2006  | News

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).

Keywords: lawsuits   pedicure sanitation   state licensing  

Texas Techs Must Use Autoclaves to Sterilize Instruments

July 6, 2006  | News

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.

Keywords: autoclaves   licensing   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Yee’s Salon Safety Bill Spurs New Regulations

June 27, 2006  | News

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.

Keywords: California state regulations   pedicure sanitation   staph infections   state licensing  

Salon Owner Fined $4,000 for Sanitation Violations

June 6, 2006  | News

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.

Keywords: pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   salon violations   state licensing  

Texas Woman’s Death Linked to a Pedicure

May 1, 2006  | Article

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.

Keywords: pedicure   pedicure safety   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   Texas  

Salon Infections Prompt Warnings, Rule Changes in Several States

May 1, 2006  | Article

iIn South Carolina, the Board of Cosmetology issued an alert to licensees, reminding them of the proper disinfecting procedures for footbaths after two salon patrons received skin infections from whirlpool pedicure spas in two different salons.

Keywords: MMA   salon sanitation   Texas   Texas salons  

Bliss Conveys Commitment to Sanitation

May 1, 2006  | Article

The salon has a conveyor belt that runs all day carrying small buckets of sterilized nail tools and bottles of nail polish.

Keywords: salon sanitation  

Texas Woman’s Death Linked to a Pedicure

March 7, 2006  | News

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.

Keywords: lawsuits   legislation   pedicure sanitation   staph infections   state licensing  

Do Clients Really Bring Their Own Tools?

March 1, 2006  | Article

An informal polling of NAILS’ readers reveals that just a small percentage of clients take the precaution of bringing their own tools or purchasing them at the salon.

Keywords: implement disinfection   implements   Mary Metscaviz   Millie Haynam   Tiffany Greco  

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