Health - Topic : California

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PBFC Hosts Legislators at “Welcome To Our World” Lobbying Event

August 21, 2013  | Article

This year there were over 250 individual services performed on policymakers, regulators, and staffers by more than 40 beauty professionals who volunteered their time and expertise to showcase the world of beauty.

Keywords: California   CND   legislation   Marinello Schools of Beauty   Milady  

Sublime Bliss Pedicure

December 21, 2012  | Demo

Created by nail tech Melissa Bozant and her friend Karen Waters, the Sublime Bliss product line used in this pedicure is organic and natural.

Keywords: California   coffee-themed services   mint-flavored services   nail trends   nut-flavored services  

Making the Grade: Elevating Nail Schools

September 11, 2012  | Article

All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.

Keywords: Backscratchers   California   CND   cosmetology schools   education  

San Francisco Passes Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Ordinance

February 1, 2011  | News

In October, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee passed the Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance at the urging of advocacy groups California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, Environment California, and Asian Law Caucus.

Keywords: California   California state regulations   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   formaldehyde   toluene  

On My Mind: Grades Are Important

October 1, 2010  | Article

Some states, like North Carolina, require salons to post their inspection scores where consumers can see them. While I’m not necessarily a proponent of more rules and regulations for the nail industry, I do believe that since most salons are already being inspected, why not post the grade?

Keywords: California   discount salons   Hannah Lee   North Carolina   salon inspections  

Secret Ingredient: Jojoba

April 1, 2008  | Article

There are about 1,700 seeds in a pound; and 17 lbs. of jojoba seeds are required to produce one gallon of oil.

Keywords: Arizona   California   ingredients   jojoba   natural ingredients  

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

August 1, 2006  | Article

No one wants to believe they will fall victim to an accident or illness that prevents them from earning an income for a long period of time, but statistics show it will happen to three in 10 of us. Disability insurance protects your most valuable asset — your ability to earn an income and provide for yourself and your family.

Keywords: California   employee issues   Hawaii   insurance   New Jersey  

California Bill Aims to Make Salons Safer

September 1, 2005  | Article

California Assembly Speaker pro tem Leland Yee introduced legislation that would establish minimum safety standards for pedicure equipment and ensure that salons have procedures to ensure proper, safer, and sanitary operation of pedicure spa equipment. T

Keywords: California   California state regulations   pedicure safety   pedicure sanitation   salon safety  

Infectious Bacteria Continues to Whirl in Salon Footbaths

April 1, 2005  | Article

More than 130 people in the San Jose, Calif., area have reported bacterial infections after receiving pedicures at several salons. Of those people, 19 have been confirmed to have a bacterial infection.

Keywords: California   California state regulations   pedicure safety   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

Board Blues

November 1, 2004  | Article

What proposed changes in California could mean for the industry.

Keywords: California   California state regulations  

Governor Takes Aim at the California State Board

October 1, 2004  | Article

This is not the first time the board has been under assault, undergoing sunset reviews in 1997 and 2002 that resulted in name changes and changes in oversight.

Keywords: California   California state regulations  

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  

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

December 1, 2001  | Article

A jury in Roanoke, Va., didn’t cane that the owners of a nail salon said they didn’t know they were using MMA and slapped them with a $150,000 judgment. If a “reasonable” nail tech would do it, you’d better be doing it too, or you could be held liable.

Keywords: California   client health   lawsuits   legalities   MMA  

Files Come Under Fire

November 1, 2001  | Article

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?

Keywords: Backscratchers   California   California nail techs   California state regulations   EPA  

Do Salon Inspections Pass The Test?

September 1, 1998  | Article

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  

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