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.
Keywords: Athena Elliott autoclaves Cathy Neben disinfection dry fumigators
November 1, 1998
Now in New York, instruments made of porous materials such as files and pumice stone must be discarded after each use or sealed in a bag for use on only one client.
Keywords: implement disinfection
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.
Keywords: California Nevada salon inspections state licensing Texas
November 1, 1997
Animals have no business in the salon, and for some beauty manufacturers, they have no business in research laboratories, either.
Keywords: animal testing animals in the salon CND Doug Schoon eco-conscious products
April 1, 1997
Sanitizable files are becoming a tool of choice in many salons. How do they stack up against their more temporary counterparts?
Keywords: files implement disinfection implement storage salon sanitation
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.
January 1, 1995
It’s easy to forget the basic in the clamor over salon sanitation, but just washing goes a long way toward keeping you and your clients healthy.
Keywords: barrier creams EPA gloves hand safety hand washing
July 1, 1994
With the decision of a few state boards to require salons to use tuberculocidal disinfectants, manufacturers and industry associations debate whether they are really necessary for use in salons.
Keywords: AIDS Doug School hepatitis implement disinfection NMC
March 1, 1994
Salon sanitation is the biggest issue facing you as a professional today. If you do not abide by the codes of sanitation outlined by your state board, you risk losing not only your license but your reputation and clients as well.
Keywords: AIDS Backscratchers disinfection Flowery fungus