October 6, 2008
The state of Washington has made fish pedicures, in which clients place their feet into a tub containing small carp that then ingest the calloused areas of clients’ feet, illegal in the state.
September 19, 2008
The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology doesn’t allow liners to be used in place of performing the required cleaning procedures.
February 6, 2008
Effective March 1, the California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology is raising its renewal fee to $50 for all manicurists, cosmetologists, estheticians, electrologists, and barbers.
December 12, 2007
The Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology recently put into effect an amendment that allows licensed estheticians and nail manicurists to enroll in instructor courses.
November 26, 2007
Houston’s Victorian Beauty College was fined a record $250,000 and permanently closed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The school was known across the country as a place where an individual could purchase a Texas cosmetology license without attending the required school training.
August 3, 2007
A new Texas legislature signed into law states that if Texas state health officials witness flagrant violations of sanitation standards in salons, they now have the jurisdiction to immediately close the salon.
June 22, 2007
In June, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) relaxed the autoclaving requirement it had passed in 2006, but never fully enforced.
April 4, 2007
The Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing launched a campaign to educate salon professionals and consumers about nail and hair salon safety.
January 5, 2007
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.
Effective as of March, estheticians in the state of Washington can only use “prescriptive” lasers.
November 3, 2006
Michigan school instructors and students should be aware of several changes to the state’s licensing exams.
In Louisiana, salons offering manicuring or esthetics are now required to have sanitizers or sterilizers for implements.
Many changes to sanitation and safety rules have been made in Nebraska during the past year.
September 22, 2006
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).
September 6, 2006
Effective earlier this year, Georgia has new regulations about the signage that must be in view in the reception areas of salons.
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