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Iowa Requires Sterilization for Cuticle Nippers

October 1, 2010  | Article

Earlier this year, Iowa mandated the autoclaving of certain implements in the salon. As of March, cuticle nippers (along with tweezers and comedone extractors) must be sterilized by steam, dry heat, or other sterilization equipment.

Keywords: disinfection   implements   legislation   nippers   state licensing  

Man Sues Nail Salon for Gender Discrimination

September 30, 2010  | 

Many of us, myself included, were in an uproar over the recent case of a Georgia woman being charged more for a pedicure because, according to the salon, the client was overweight and so could potentially

Keywords: clients   legislation   salon services  

On My Mind: Grades Are Important

September 23, 2010  | 

Some states, like North Carolina, require salons to post their inspection scores where consumers can see them. While I’m not necessarily a proponent of more rules and regulations for the nail industry, I do believe that

Keywords: California   clients   Hannah Lee   health   legislation  

Iowa Requires Sterilization for Cuticle Nippers

July 15, 2010  | 

Earlier this year, Iowa mandated the autoclaving of certain implements in the salon. As of March, cuticle nippers (along with tweezers and comedone extractors) must be sterilized by steam, dry heat, or other sterilization equipment.  The

Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  

Texas Cosmetologists: Your State Board Wants Your Feedback

March 15, 2010  | 

Texas barbers and cosmetologists: here’s your chance to tell The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) how to improve its services. An e-mail from the board says, “TDLR invites you to help plan our future

Keywords: legislation  

Fake Inspector Scamming Texas Salons

February 19, 2010  | 

OK, now this is just plain scary. A man is impersonating a state board inspector to try to get money from Houston-area salons. Read the notice from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and

Keywords: legislation   salon safety  

Texas Licensing Scam Warning

February 18, 2010  | 

As if the California licensing scam wasn’t bad enough, there are now reports of a similar scam taking place in Texas. Here’s the notice I received from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR): TDLR is warning all

Keywords: business   legislation   salon safety  

Dr. Fish Bites Back

December 14, 2009  | 

In journalism school, one of the oft-repeated maxims we learned about “what is news?” went as follows: “If the story is ‘dog bites man,’ it’s not news. If the story is ‘man bites dog,’ it is.”

Keywords: Arizona   business   clients   health   legislation  

PBA and NCA Agree to Proposed Merger

November 1, 2009  | Article

In August 2009, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) announced the two organizations signed an agreement to effect a proposed merger.

Keywords: associations   industry research   legislation   National Cosmetology Association   PBA  

What to Expect During an Inspection

September 3, 2009  | 

Let the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology alleviate some of your apprehension about the salon inspection process by watching the board’s interactive webinar “What to Expect During an Inspection: What You Need to Know”.

Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  

Tech's Efforts Expand Mobile Spa Rights

August 1, 2009  | Article

Jody Newman, owner of I Do Spas, works to change legislation in Maine regarding the rights of mobile spas to service parties in people's homes.

Keywords: legislation   Maine   mobile salons   spa parties   state licensing  

It’s the Little Things

July 27, 2009  | 

I’ve met representatives of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology several times, and I’m pleased that the board members seem genuinely interested in keeping California nail salons from getting fined during inspections. To that end,

Keywords: health   legislation   On the Road   salon safety  

California Licensing Scam Warning

July 6, 2009  | 

I just received an e-mail with the following message and wanted to share it with you all immediately.  The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Cal-BBC) has posted a warning on their website, of a scam

Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   legislation   salon safety  

Salon Inspection on YouTube

June 30, 2009  | 

I just found a professionally-done video by the Washington Department of Licensing of a nail salon inspection. You can watch the six-minute video here. The video is geared toward consumers (advising them of what to look for

Keywords: clients   health   legislation   salon safety  

Kiss the Fish Goodbye

June 1, 2009  | Article

Florida is the latest state to ban fish pedicures.

Keywords: Alabama   Colorado   fish pedicures   Florida   legislation  

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