June 1, 2005
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!
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April 1, 2005
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.
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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.
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March 3, 2005
More than 130 people in the San Jose, Calif., area have reported bacterial infections after receiving pedicures at several salons.
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February 1, 2005
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.
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December 1, 2003
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.
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July 1, 2003
Sterilizing salon implements may make for good marketing, but experts say standard disinfection is effective and would promote greater adherence, resulting in a cleaner, safer industry
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July 1, 2003
Salons know that savvy consumers are wary of dirty salons and so they conduct their sanitation procedures with a great flourish.
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August 1, 2002
After last year’s bacterial outbreak in a Watsonville, Calif., salon, the California Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology laid out cleaning regulations for salons using whirlpool pedicure footspas. Use this step-by-step guide to make sure you are getting your footspas clean enough to protect your clients.
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July 1, 2002
It doesn't show our industry in the best light, but it keeps us on our toes.
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February 1, 2002
Recorded occurrences of service-related ailments and scrutiny from state boards are on the rise and rightly so.
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January 1, 2002
If you’re a nail technician in California, you’d better dispose of your nail files after using them on your clients, even if the file manufacturer claims they can be disinfected.
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December 1, 2001
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.
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November 1, 2001
Nail files are being closely scrutinized in California, and manufacturers and nail technicians are crying foul. Is the state’s regulating agency being fair in its seemingly sudden crackdown on proper file disinfection?
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August 1, 2001
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.
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