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Texas Eases Autoclaving Requirement

June 22, 2007  | News

In June, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) relaxed the autoclaving requirement it had passed in 2006, but never fully enforced.

Keywords: autoclaves   legislation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Illinois Woman Sues Nail Salon

May 11, 2007  | News

Plaintiff Cheryl Reader is suing Diamond Nails in Wood River, Ill. alleging that during a pedicure, a technician scraped the bottom of her foot pro-ducing an open wound and bleeding.

Keywords: lawsuits   pedicures  

Wisconsin Launches a Public Awareness Campaign About Salon Safety

April 4, 2007  | News

The Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing launched a campaign to educate salon professionals and consumers about nail and hair salon safety.

Keywords: salon safety   salon sanitation   staph infections   state licensing   working safely  

Electric File Sanitation

April 1, 2007  | Article

There is a specific protocol in cleaning your electric file bits so you can offer a sanitary nail service when using your electric file. You should treat your bits the same as your metal implements and adopt the same procedures for sanitation and disinfection.

Keywords: disinfecting electric file bits   electric file safety   electric files   electric files maintenance   salon sanitation  

INTA, NMC Release Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidelines

February 2, 2007  | News

Keywords: International Nail Technicians Association   pedicure sanitation   Professional Beauty Association   salon sanitation  

Get Your Pedicure Cleaning on the Record

February 1, 2007  | Article

Pedicure spa cleaning logs are mandatory in California and Texas, and they’re a good idea no matter where your salon is located. Create your own format or borrow one from the Lone Star state.

Keywords: disinfection   pedicure equipment   pedicure spa cleaning   pedicure spas   salon sanitation  

California Adopts Emergency Footspa Cleaning Regulations

January 12, 2007  | News

The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology has implemented emergency footspa cleaning regulations.

Keywords: California state regulations   pedicure sanitation  

Texas Delays Issuing Autoclave Violations Until May

January 5, 2007  | News

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) will delay issuing violations to salons that provide nail services but are using a method of sterilization other than an autoclave until the end of May.

Keywords: autoclaves   legislation   state licensing  

Nebraska Changes Many Sanitation, Safety Rules

November 3, 2006  | News

Many changes to sanitation and safety rules have been made in Nebraska during the past year.

Keywords: salon sanitation   state licensing  

Keep it Clean!

October 1, 2006  | Article

All salon personnel must understand and practice the steps to properly sterilize, sanitize and disinfect before and after every service.

Keywords: disinfecting foot spas   healthy working   implement disinfection   salon sanitation  

California Enacts Emergency Nail Salon Law

September 22, 2006  | News

California today enacted an urgency law aimed at protect consumers from unsanitary nail salons. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Los Angeles) signed into law AB 409, authored by Assemblymember Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City).

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Another Death Linked to Pedicure

September 18, 2006  | News

In August, Diana Mears filed a wrongful death suit against a Mountain View, Calif., nail salon alleging that her daughter, Jessica, died as the result of a bac-terial infection she contracted during a 2004 pedicure.

Keywords: California state regulations   lawsuits   pedicure sanitation   staph infections   Watsonville  

Georgia Has New Salon Regulations

September 6, 2006  | News

Effective earlier this year, Georgia has new regulations about the signage that must be in view in the reception areas of salons.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Full Steam Ahead: Understanding Autoclaving

September 1, 2006  | Article

In the past autoclaves in the beauty industry were for the super clean-conscious. Now, they’re gaining ground in Texas as required equipment in nail salons. As this medical-grade machine makes its way into salons and spas, owners should know just what they are.

Keywords: autoclaves   salon sanitation  

Foot Tools: Dispose or Disinfect?

September 1, 2006  | Article

Foot tools can potentially transmit infectious diseases. Strict compliance with state sanitation rules is essential when using porous and one-time-use items.

Keywords: callus removers   implement disinfection   pedicure safety   pumice stones  

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