December 9, 2014
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The Choice is Up to You: We asked you what your favorite professional nail products are and you told us. Thanks for picking your favorites for NAILS 11th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
Keywords: Artistic Nail Design Backscratchers Barbicide Belava BlueCo Brands
September 10, 2013
Barbicide traces its origins back to 1947 New York, where a science teacher named Maurice King first concocted the disinfectant solution that would come to represent crystal blue clean in salon circles for more than half a century. Maurice was determined to set a higher standard for cleanliness, and his breakthrough formula-distributed in transparent stainless steel and glass jars would eliminate germs and fungus from combs, razors and other tools of the trade.
Keywords: Barbicide BlueCo Brands King Research
October 7, 2012
Barbicide kills fungus and germs and protects against diseases.
Keywords: Barbicide BlueCo Brands
August 16, 2011
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Keywords: Alfalfa Nail Supply Barbicide Continuum Footspas CosmoProf Dashing Diva
For the second year in a row brush-on gel polish lines were the talk of the nail world at Cosmoprof North America. The game-changing nail category has steadily helped to reinvigorate the nail industry over the last year since its initial introduction. In addition, we saw some cool new nail art applications and advances in the pedicure chair world.
August 1, 2011
Good Housekeeping asked its readers if they knew what to look for in a good salon.
Keywords: autoclaves Barbicide reader surveys salon sanitation
January 2, 2011
Can you imagine working in a hair or nail salon (or barbershop for that matter) and not disinfecting your combs, brushes, and nail implements in that famous blue liquid? More than half a century ago there were virtually no rules requiring barbershops or beauty salons to use a commercial disinfectant to disinfect tools that came in contact with clients’ skin, hair, or nails. Maurice King, founder of King Research, traveled the country urging state health authorities to make disinfection law and invented Barbicide, which became the prescribed disinfectant/sanitizer of state boards throughout the country.
Keywords: Barbicide company sales/acquisitions King Research
April 1, 2010
Salon owners will save on storage space and their bottom line using Barbicide Bullets Hard Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant.
Keywords: Barbicide disinfection implement disinfection salon sanitation
January 1, 2009
The iconic blue Barbicide disinfectant now comes in the form of pop-up disposable towelettes.
Keywords: Barbicide King Research salon sanitation
October 3, 2008
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Cosmoprof was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center July 13-15, 2008, and had 740 different companies exhibiting their products.
Keywords: Barbicide Barielle Depileve European Touch Gulfstream Plastics
July 1, 2006
Do you ever wonder how some of the industry’s biggest power players got their start — in life and in the beauty industry? Are you interested in how their minds work? From theme song to what car they drive, we’re letting our readers peek behind the curtain of some of the nail world’s most powerful players.
Keywords: American International Industries Backscratchers Barbicide Ben King CND
December 1, 1997
Ben King dreams of one day seeing a Crayola crayon called Barbicide Blue.
September 1, 1997
At a June 20 reception and luncheon at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Barbicide was officially acknowledged as an essential part of the barber and beauty industry.
Keywords: Barbicide Ben King King Research
July 1, 1997
Artist takes a Barbie doll and installs it with a Barbicide Jar for an artistic twist.
Keywords: Barbicide Ben King
June 1, 1997
King says that the 1960s brought about greater awareness of health and sanitation needs.
Keywords: Barbicide King Research