April 24, 2013
Just one citation from your state board could have you floundering for cash (and turning red in the face from the humiliation of signing the violation form). NAILS contacted the U.S. states with the largest numbers of nail salons to find out what the most common violations are — and how you can make sure your salon is in the clear.
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March 1, 2007
The most common violation was unlicensed service providers, says state board inspectors.
Keywords: inspections Iowa MMA salon inspections salon violations
May 1, 2006
iIn South Carolina, the Board of Cosmetology issued an alert to licensees, reminding them of the proper disinfecting procedures for footbaths after two salon patrons received skin infections from whirlpool pedicure spas in two different salons.
Keywords: MMA salon sanitation Texas Texas salons
March 11, 2005
Beginning January 1, 2006, would-be nail technicians in Utah will have to stay in school a little longer. The state passed legislation increasing licensure hours from 200 to 300. In addition, the state banned MMA and also clarified the definition for nail techs to work on the hands, feet, and nails.
Keywords: legislation licensing MMA state licensing
March 1, 2004
There’s more to the nail industry than just doing nails. Take it from these four nail technicians who have pushed industry activism to a whole new level. Whether getting involved with their state board, working to ban MMA, or pushing for licensing, they all have one thing in mind: to better the industry for all.
Keywords: legislation MMA
December 1, 2001
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
December 1, 1999
February 1, 1999
Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm MMA
December 1, 1998
The Delaware State Legislature passed two of approximately 14 proposed bills that would impact cosmetologists, barbers, and nail technicians.
Keywords: MMA state legislation
September 1, 1998
August 1, 1998
OPI makes it easier to find out whether your acrylics contain MMA with a salon kit.
Keywords: MMA OPI Products
February 1, 1998
Fed up with nails damaged by the use of MMA, 40 salon owners launch a grassroots campaign to educate consumers.
Keywords: MMA Renee Borowy