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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  

Clear the Air

December 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: air quality   healthy working   masks   OSHA   salon odors  

Hepatitis C: What Are the Odds?

July 1, 2003  | Article

Risk factors for hepatitis: Having unprotected sex, sharing drug needles, administering tattoos or body piercing s with dirty needles ... and getting a pedicure? Not really.

Keywords: hepatitis   salon safety   salon sanitation  

Coming Clean On Disinfection

July 1, 2003  | Article

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

Keywords: disinfection   implement disinfection   salon sanitation  

Let’s Keep Salon Sanitation Simple, and Stick Together

July 1, 2003  | Article

 Salons know that savvy consumers are wary of dirty salons and so they conduct their sanitation procedures with a great flourish. 

Keywords: As I See It   files   implement disinfection   salon safety   salon sanitation  

Off to a Clean Start

May 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: salon cleaning   salon sanitation  

Soap Vs.Sanitizers: Soap Wins Hands Down

April 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: handwashing   salon sanitation  

Unsanitary Practices- or Unscrupulous Lawyers?

March 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: media coverage   salon safety   salon sanitation  

Watsonville: News at 11

July 1, 2001  | Article

Far be it for me (as a member of the media) to criticize the rest of the media, but you have to wonder why the news picked up on this story six months after it happened, and is now blowing the story out of the water without doing much follow-up.

Keywords: consumer press   salon sanitation   Watsonville  

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