June 1, 2005
An outbreak of bacterial infections linked to pedicure foot spas poses new mysteries for public health detectives. It also shows there is still a lot of confusion among nail technicians and salon owners about proper cleaning procedures. To protect yourself, do your homework!
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April 1, 2005
Talk about getting back to basics! We learn in kindergarten to wash our hands and keep our things clean. Cleaning your implements is the ultimate “back to basics” step you can take, and it is reassuring to clients and coworkers alike. Each state in the union has its own regulations regarding specifically how metal (non-porous) implements are to be cleaned or disinfected. While the rules don’t vary substantially from state, there are nuances that you need to be aware of.
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March 11, 2005
Beginning January 1, 2006, would-be nail technicians in Utah will have to stay in school a little longer. The state passed legislation increasing licensure hours from 200 to 300. In addition, the state banned MMA and also clarified the definition for nail techs to work on the hands, feet, and nails.
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August 1, 2001
What happens when a nail technician or salon is reported to a state board or other regulating agency? Here’s a simplified rundown on what happens – beginning with the initial complaint and ending, in some case, with an arrest.
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February 1, 2000
A new ruling by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) will require nail polish removers to be free of smog-producing chemicals by 2005.
July 1, 1999
Of the four states still left without any kind of licensing regulations (Alaska, Connecticut, Nebraska, and Utah) regarding nail technicians, the first two are well on their way to making a change for the better.
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July 1, 1995
Electric files have allowed a generation of nail technicians to cut their service time drastically, yet critics view them as a health menace to both client and nail technician. Here’s the latest buzz on the controversy from a legal point of view.
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May 1, 1995
Various bills have been introduced that, if passed, would affect nail technicians and salon owners in several states.
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May 1, 1995
Ideas on how to protect and support the nail technicians.
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February 1, 1995
In a victory for South Carolina nail technicians who use electric files, the state board rescinded its prohibition of electric drills following a public hearing.
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