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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August 1, 2001
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.
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July 1, 2001
Far be it for me (as a member of the media) to criticize the rest of the media, but you have to wonder why the news picked up on this story six months after it happened, and is now blowing the story out of the water without doing much follow-up.
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March 1, 2001
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.
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November 1, 2000
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.
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October 1, 2000
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
February 1, 2000
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.
March 1, 1999
These days, a salon’s sanitation practices rank number one on more and more clients’ lists of what they’re looking for in a good salon. Those salons that make cleanliness a priority are making themselves shining examples in their communities, and gaining new clients for it.
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September 1, 1998
September 1, 1998
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.
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November 1, 1997
Animals have no business in the salon, and for some beauty manufactures, they have no business in research laboratories, either.
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January 1, 1997
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
April 1, 1996
Are airborne chemical vapors giving you a headache? Implement your own salon “Clean Air Act” by investing in a local ventilation system.