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Debate on Disinfectable Nail Files Continues in California

January 1, 2002  | Article

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.

Keywords: California state regulations   file disinfection   FILES   implement disinfection   INM  

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  

Files Come Under Fire

November 1, 2001  | Article

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?

Keywords: Backscratchers   California   California nail techs   California state regulations   disinfectible files  

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  

Watsonville: News at 11

July 1, 2001  | Article

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.

Keywords: bad publicity   consumer press   salon sanitation   Watsonville  

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.

Salon Cleanliness Is Next To…

March 1, 1999  | Article

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.

Keywords: Athena Elliott   autoclaves   Cathy Neben   disinfection   dry fumigators  

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: California   Nevada   salon inspections   state licensing   Texas  

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.

Keywords: animal testing   animals in the salon   CND   Doug Schoon   eco-conscious products  

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  

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