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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  

Texas Techs Must Use Autoclaves to Sterilize Instruments

July 6, 2006  | News

Attention nail techs practicing in Texas: you must use autoclaves to sterilize all nondisposable instruments, according to an opinion by Attorney General of Texas, Greg Abbot, dated May 18.

Keywords: autoclaves   licensing   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Salon Owner Fined $4,000 for Sanitation Violations

June 6, 2006  | News

The owner of a Dallas nail salon has agreed to pay $4,000 to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and also agreed to a probated suspension of his cosmetology license for sanitation violations that resulted in four customers contracting bacterial infections.

Keywords: pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   salon violations   state licensing  

12 Common Inspection Violations

June 1, 2006  | Article

Having an inspector show up at your salon can be a stress-inducing event, especially if the salon isn’t as clean as it can be and if the employees are not following the rules and regulations of their respective states. We asked former and current state board officials to tell us some of the most common salon inspection violations inspectors find when they visit salons.

Keywords: implement disinfection   legislation   pedicure safety   salon sanitation   unlicensed salons  

Texas Woman’s Death Linked to a Pedicure

May 1, 2006  | Article

State inspectors are investigating a Ft. Worth, Texas, salon where a 46-year-old paraplegic woman allegedly contracted a staph infection that led to her death.

Keywords: pedicure   pedicure safety   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   Texas  

Salon Infections Prompt Warnings, Rule Changes in Several States

May 1, 2006  | Article

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  

Bliss Conveys Commitment to Sanitation

May 1, 2006  | Article

The salon has a conveyor belt that runs all day carrying small buckets of sterilized nail tools and bottles of nail polish.

Keywords: salon sanitation  

Play It Safe, Protect Yourself

May 1, 2006  | Article

Big news incidents are unusual but as a salon professional you need to do your part to calm clients and show them client safety is foremost in your salon.

Keywords: pedicure safety   salon safety   salon sanitation  

Texas Working to Improve Sanitation Rules for Barbers, Cosmetologists

November 22, 2005  | News

Beginning next year, salons in Texas may be required to use an autoclave to disinfect reusable instruments.

Keywords: autoclaves   legislation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

California Nail Salon Legislation Vetoed by Governor

October 12, 2005  | News

After passing both houses of the state legislature with strong bipartisan support, California Assembly bill 1263 was vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill would have established minimum safety standards for pedicure equipment and ensured proper protocols were followed for disinfecting all multiuse tools and equipment.

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

California Nail Salons Being Sued

August 24, 2005  | News

At least nine nail salons have been named in a lawsuit over pedicure-related infections that have afflicted salon clients in California’s Santa Clara County, according to San Francisco’s CBS 5 News.

Keywords: California state regulations   lawsuits   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

Paula Abdul Testifies at Hearing in Support of Salon Safety Bill

June 29, 2005  | News

Paula Abdul was once again in the spotlight, only this time it was because of an infection she contracted at a high-end salon and not for her “American Idol” antics.

Keywords: California state regulations   celebrities   legislation   salon sanitation  

Pedicure Troubles Still Bubbling

June 1, 2005  | Article

An outbreak of bacterial infections linked to pedicure foot spas poses new mysteries for public health detectives. It also shows there is still a lot of confusion among nail technicians and salon owners about proper cleaning procedures. To protect yourself, do your homework!

Keywords: disinfection   educational materials   European Touch   legislation   pedicures  

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  

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  

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