July 23, 2014
The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology shows a dramatization of a properly cleaned foot spa with the help of Federico Beauty Institute students in Sacramento, Calif. #SafeSandalSeason
February 1, 2011
In October, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee passed the Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance at the urging of advocacy groups California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, Environment California, and Asian Law Caucus.
May 1, 2010
Scams in at least two states make it clear that nail and cosmetology licensees should be on the alert to avoid being defrauded.
February 23, 2009
Florida has made fish pedicures, in which clients place their feet into a tub containing small carp that then ingest the callused areas of clients' feet, illegal in the state.
July 1, 2008
The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology doesn’t allow liners to be used in place of performing the required cleaning procedures.
February 19, 2008
Since the California State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology began enforcing new law AB 409 on Feb. 15, 10 nail salons have already been placed on immediate probation for pedicure stations that don't meet sanitation requirements.
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.
January 12, 2007
The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology has implemented emergency footspa cleaning regulations.
November 1, 2006
If the new disciplinary law passes the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology will be able to immediately suspend any license without advance hearing.
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 18, 2006
In August, Diana Mears filed a wrongful death suit against a Mountain View, Calif., nail salon alleging that her daughter, Jessica, died as the result of a bac-terial infection she contracted during a 2004 pedicure.
June 27, 2006
Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) commended Department of Consumer Affairs director Charlene Zettel today after she unveiled a list of recommendations aimed at protecting California consumers from unsanitary nail salons.
October 19, 2005
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will require cosmetics manufacturers to disclose which of their products contain chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm, or developmental toxicity.
October 12, 2005
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.
September 22, 2005
The California Assembly passed the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005 (SB 484). Now only Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to sign the bill for it to become law.
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