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.
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July 24, 2013
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Flip through NAILS’ photo gallery for some of the highlights of this Las Vegas beauty trade show.
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December 1, 2011
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NAILS announces 2011 Readers' Choice Award winners and finalists.
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June 7, 2011
As a newbie, you may not be familiar with all the product options available to you. Here we’ve gathered some products that may be useful as you start your career.
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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
December 3, 2010
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NAILS is pleased to announce the 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards, a round-up of YOUR favorite products by category, covering everything from acrylic systems to ventilation units. Now in its seventh year, NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards are selected exclusively by YOU, the readers of NAILS Magazine, from a list of nominees supplied directly by the manufacturers of the products themselves.
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January 1, 2009
The iconic blue Barbicide disinfectant now comes in the form of pop-up disposable towelettes.
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November 13, 2006
King Research has sold its manufactured goods business to BlueCo Brands Corporation of Milwaukee, Wis.
Keywords: company sales/acquisitions King Research
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.
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