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Pedicure Troubles Still Bubbling

June 1, 2005  | Article

An outbreak of bacterial infections linked to pedicure foot spas poses new mysteries for public health detectives. It also shows there is still a lot of confusion among nail technicians and salon owners about proper cleaning procedures. To protect yourself, do your homework!

Keywords: disinfection   educational materials   European Touch   legislation   pedicures  

How Do You Disinfect in Delaware?

April 1, 2005  | Article

Talk about getting back to basics! We learn in kindergarten to wash our hands and keep our things clean. Cleaning your implements is the ultimate “back to basics” step you can take, and it is reassuring to clients and coworkers alike. Each state in the union has its own regulations regarding specifically how metal (non-porous) implements are to be cleaned or disinfected. While the rules don’t vary substantially from state, there are nuances that you need to be aware of.

Keywords: implement disinfection   legislation  

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  

Pedicure Bath Concerns Continue to Vex Industry

March 3, 2005  | News

More than 130 people in the San Jose, Calif., area have reported bacterial infections after receiving pedicures at several salons.

Keywords: pedicure safety   staph infections   Watsonville  

Bacterial Infections Continue to Plague Pedicure Clients

February 1, 2005  | News

Several San Jose, Calif.-area nail salons are currently under investigation after more than 50 people were affected by a bacterial infection after receiving pedicures.

Keywords: California state regulations   pedicure safety   staph infections   state licensing   Watsonville  

Clear the Air

December 1, 2003  | Article

Good or bad, odor reveals little about salon air quality. Even if your salon rates "sweet" on the smell scale with employees or clients, depend on more reliable measures than your nose to rate your salon's air quality.

Keywords: air quality   healthy working   masks   OSHA   salon odors  

Let’s Keep the Watsonville Story Alive

July 1, 2002  | Article

It doesn't show our industry in the best light, but it keeps us on our toes.

Keywords: As I See It   negative industry press   pedicure safety   pedicure sanitation  

Keep Your Electric File in Shape

December 1, 2001  | Article

You need to give your drill some TLC if you want it to last a long time — and do its job properly. Keeping it clean and dust-free are the first steps to keeping an electric file in good condition.

Keywords: disinfecting electric file bits   electric files   electric files maintenance   equipment repairs   implement disinfection  

Are Your Files Clean Enough?

August 1, 2001  | Article

Do you disinfect your hand and foot files before using them on clients? New regulations in California may cause you to think twice before reusing them. Make sure you’re up to date on the dos and don’ts of proper nail file disinfection.

Keywords: files   implement disinfection  

How to Keep Your Paraffin Unit Clean and Safe

August 1, 2001  | Article

You might think – and more importantly clients might think – that dipping multiple sets of hands and feet into the same pool of warm paraffin every day is a less than sanitary situation. You’d be wrong.

Keywords: Gena   paraffin   Therabath  

Foot Spa Horror Story: Don't Let It Happen to You

March 1, 2001  | Article

NAILS shows you how to keep your pedicure spa clean and protect your clients. By following a few simple steps and using inexpensive cleaning products, you can protect the health of your clients and your business against bacterial infections.

Keywords: pedicure safety   pedicure spas   Watsonville  

To Scrub or Not To Scrub

November 1, 2000  | Article

Research on handwashing techniques in hospitals  has found thatthe traditional surgical scrub, where people take a brush or sponge and vigorously wash all the way up the arm, are not only unnecessary, but even counter-productive.

Keywords: handwashing   salon sanitation  

As I See It: The Great National Wash-Up!

October 1, 2000  | Article

I’m suggesting that as an informal movement to prepare ourselves for whatever new or old clients come through our doors, we designate October National Wash Your Hands Month!

Keywords: As I See It  

Nails And Nurses Don't Mix

February 1, 2000  | Article

If you believe CNN, you may have to say farewell to some of your clients in the medical field, or at least transition them to natural nails.

States Begin to Tackle MMA

September 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: MMA  

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