April 1, 2005
Talk about getting back to basics! We learn in kindergarten to wash our hands and keep our things clean. Cleaning your implements is the ultimate “back to basics” step you can take, and it is reassuring to clients and coworkers alike. Each state in the union has its own regulations regarding specifically how metal (non-porous) implements are to be cleaned or disinfected. While the rules don’t vary substantially from state, there are nuances that you need to be aware of.
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March 11, 2005
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.
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March 3, 2005
More than 130 people in the San Jose, Calif., area have reported bacterial infections after receiving pedicures at several salons.
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February 1, 2005
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.
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July 1, 2004
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.
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July 1, 2004
New foot spas aim to remove any doubt about sanitation and cleanliness.
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December 1, 2003
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.
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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
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July 1, 2003
Salons know that savvy consumers are wary of dirty salons and so they conduct their sanitation procedures with a great flourish.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
"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?"
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