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Foot Spa Infection Victims Settle Lawsuit

March 11, 2005  | News

It’s been more than four years, but the victims haven’t quite been able to forget what happened to them. They still have scars on their shins and lower legs, reminders of the bacteria they were infected with after getting pedicures at Fancy Nails, a salon in Watsonville, Calif., that has since closed. Although it may not get rid of the unsightly scars, 73 people will split about $3 million after settling a lawsuit with the salon.

Keywords: lawsuits   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   staph infections   Watsonville  

Pedicure Bath Concerns Continue to Vex Industry

March 3, 2005  | News

More than 130 people in the San Jose, Calif., area have reported bacterial infections after receiving pedicures at several salons.

Keywords: pedicure safety   staph infections   Watsonville  

Bacterial Infections Continue to Plague Pedicure Clients

February 1, 2005  | News

Several San Jose, Calif.-area nail salons are currently under investigation after more than 50 people were affected by a bacterial infection after receiving pedicures.

Keywords: California state regulations   pedicure safety   staph infections   state licensing   Watsonville  

Pipeless Foot Spa Addresses Disinfection Issue

July 1, 2004  | Article

European Touch has a response to the ruckus regarding foot spas and the potential problems with bacteria due to improper sanitation: a new pipeless spa. They maintain pipeless technology is safer and requires significantly less cleaning.

Keywords: European Touch   pedicure equipment   pedicure sanitation   pipeless pedicure spa chairs  

Pipeless Foot Spa Addresses Disinfection Issue

July 1, 2004  | Article

New foot spas aim to remove any doubt about sanitation and cleanliness.

Keywords: Nails File   pedicure equipment   pedicure sanitation   pipeless pedicure spa chairs  

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  

Tools to Go

September 14, 2003  | Article

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?

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  

Off to a Clean Start

May 1, 2003  | Article

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  

Soap Vs.Sanitizers: Soap Wins Hands Down

April 1, 2003  | Article

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  

Unsanitary Practices- or Unscrupulous Lawyers?

March 1, 2003  | Article

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  

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  

The Help Desk

July 1, 2002  | Article

"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  

“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  

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