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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  

Do Salon Inspections Pass The Test?

September 1, 1998  | Article

Even as the beauty industry continues to grow, state boards face increasing budgetary constraints and hiring freezes. It all boils down to too many licensees, too few inspectors, and an industry that questions the validity of the state board.

Keywords: salon inspections   state licensing  

No Animals Allowed

November 1, 1997  | Article

Animals have no business in the salon, and for some beauty manufactures, they have no business in research laboratories, either.

Editor's Note: In Any Language, Sanitation is Critical

January 1, 1997  | Article

As an industry, we endured more than a year of constant television and news reports that scared potential salon customers into thinking that they took their lives into their hands by getting a manicure.

Keywords: As I See It   salon sanitation  

Something In The Air - Keeping Salon Air Healthy

April 1, 1996  | Article

Are airborne chemical vapors giving you a headache? Implement your own salon “Clean Air Act” by investing in a local ventilation system.

Editor's note: There’s No Excuse for Poor Sanitation

March 1, 1994  | Article

Keywords: As I See It   Nail Manufacturers Council   salon sanitation  

Do Glass Bead Sterilizers Really Work?

December 1, 1992  | Article

While glass bead sterilizers shouldn’t be your only method of disinfection, they can be used for extra assurance.

Keywords: implement disinfection   sterlize  

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