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
Did the media finally get it right? The nail community debates the merits of the long-awaited story on MM A usage that aired on the ABC news magazine show “20/20.”
Keywords: bad publicity consumer press Doug Schoon
July 1, 2002
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
February 1, 2002
Recorded occurrences of service-related ailments and scrutiny from state boards are on the rise and rightly so.
Keywords: client safety educating clients
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.
Keywords: California state regulations file disinfection FILES implement disinfection INM
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.
Keywords: FILES implement disinfection
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.
Keywords: bad publicity consumer press salon sanitation Watsonville
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.
Keywords: pedicure safety pedicure spas Watsonville
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.
Keywords: handwashing salon sanitation
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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