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Clear the Air

December 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: air quality   healthy working   masks   OSHA   salon odors  

Coming Clean On Disinfection

July 1, 2003  | Article

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

Keywords: disinfection   implement disinfection   salon sanitation  

Let’s Keep Salon Sanitation Simple, and Stick Together

July 1, 2003  | Article

 Salons know that savvy consumers are wary of dirty salons and so they conduct their sanitation procedures with a great flourish. 

Keywords: As I See It   FILES   implement disinfection   salon safety   salon sanitation  

Footspa Cleaning Guidelines for Nail Technicians

August 1, 2002  | Article

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.

Keywords: California   California state regulations   European Touch   pedicure sanitation   pedicure spas.  

“20/20” Hindsight

July 1, 2002  | Article

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  

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  

Just My Opinion: Sanitation Routines Need to Be Stepped Up

February 1, 2002  | Article

Recorded occurrences of service-related ailments and scrutiny from state boards are on the rise and rightly so. 

Keywords: client safety   educating clients  

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  

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