September 14, 2003
Fear of disease has prompted many clients to go out and buy their own tools. How do you handle sanitation when using those foreign tools?
July 1, 2003
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
July 1, 2003
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
May 1, 2003
Keeping your salon clean is one of the most important things you can do to safeguard yourself and your clients’ health. Before you start working on your client’s nails, take a look around your salon to make sure it’s as clean as it can be.
Keywords: salon cleaning salon maintenance salon sanitation
April 1, 2003
New guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge doctors and nurses to stop washing their hands with soap and water between patients and instead rub on a fast-drying hand sanitizer.
Keywords: handwashing salon sanitation
March 1, 2003
Nail salons and Industry observers are crying foul over a California consumer group’s lawsuit against nail salons for using a single bottle of polish on multiple clients. The State Board says it’s the attorney’s—not the practitioners’—actions that should be questioned.
Keywords: media coverage salon safety salon sanitation
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.
Keywords: California California state regulations European Touch pedicure sanitation pedicure spas
July 1, 2002
"I have been a nail tech for a little over two years and I still have trouble blending the tips so that they don’t show through the acrylic at all. Do you have any advice?"
Keywords: acrylics callus reader questions techniques The Help Desk
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 files implement disinfection INM NMC
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.
Keywords: disinfecting electric file bits electric files electric files maintenance equipment repairs implement disinfection
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