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Don’t Take Away Manicuring, Salon Regulations in Florida

April 12, 2011  | Blog Post

Update 4/15/11: Due to contradicting information available online, we went right to the source, Rep. Dorothy Hukill, regarding if salons and manicurists are included in HB 5005 or not. We heard back today and are thrilled

Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  

All Steamed Up

November 17, 2010  | Article

State boards governing the actions of professionals providing hand and foot beauty have been shaking up the regulations with new sanitation provisions. We set out to clear up the confusion and find out what’s happening in your neck of the woods.

Keywords: autoclaves   disinfection   Indiana   Iowa   legislation  

Local Nail Ordinance Captures National Attention

November 15, 2010  | Blog Post

The New York Times recently reported on the greening of San Francisco’s nail salons. In October, the City of San Francisco passed the country’s first Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance. In what its backers call “a

Keywords: health   legislation  

Local Healthy Nail Ordinance Captures National Attention

November 15, 2010  | Article

San Francisco’s newly passed Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance is intended to address occupational health hazards among the city’s more than 200 nail salons and 1,800 nail technicians. This ordinance establishes a voluntary recognition program for salons that use polishes and top and base coats that are “three-free.”

Keywords: health   ingredients   legislation  

Texas State Board Joins Facebook, Twitter

October 7, 2010  | Blog Post

Nothing speaks to the power of social media more than this: a state board is now using Facebook and Twitter to communicate with licensees. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) joined two online social

Keywords: legislation   social media  

Making the Grade

October 1, 2010  | Article

State inspectors have the ability to strike fear into salon owners, but listen closely and you will find opportunity ... even in a less-than-perfect rating. How states handle inspections (or a lack of them) is as varied as the colors clients choose.

Keywords: Business   disinfection   inspections   legislation   state licensing  

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  

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