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Dropping the Ball on MMA

August 13, 2014  | 

Maggie is frustrated by the lack of consumer education about MMA.

Keywords: MMA  

Never Be Fined Again

April 24, 2013  | Article

Just one citation from your state board could have you floundering for cash (and turning red in the face from the humiliation of signing the violation form). NAILS contacted the U.S. states with the largest numbers of nail salons to find out what the most common violations are — and how you can make sure your salon is in the clear.

Keywords: MMA   pedicure spa cleaning   salon violations   state licensing   unlicensed salons  

methyl methacrylate (MMA)

December 27, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is an acrylic monomer found by the FDA in 1978 to be unsafe for use in nail products because of the health risk posed to manicurists by its use and because of its potential danger to clients beacause of its extreme adhesion.

Keywords: chemicals   MMA  

Let Your Elected Officials Know How You Feel

December 1, 2008  | Article

Find out how the Professional Beauty Association is advocating for the beauty industry at all levels of government and sign up for their newsletter to stay informed.

Keywords: legislation   MMA   Professional Beauty Association   salon finances   taxes  

Iowa Targets 550 Salons in Inspection Campaign

March 1, 2007  | Article

The most common violation  was unlicensed service providers, says state board inspectors. 

Keywords: inspections   Iowa   MMA   salon inspections   salon violations  

Where Are They Now?

February 1, 2007  | Article

Flash back to the ‘90s to catch up with past AVAs winners. Six Salon of the Year and Nail Technician of the Year Award recipients share their professional and personal triumphs since winning.

Keywords: AVA Awards   California salons   Cathy Neben   Chicago salons   Debra Schoaff  

Utah Increases Licensure Hours, Bans MMA

March 11, 2005  | News

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.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   MMA   state licensing  

Salon of the Year Runner-Up, Perfect 10 Nail Salon & Day Spa

February 1, 2002  | Article

Owner Gina Marsilii has turned her business from a simple nail salon into an inviting day spa with a warm and friendly atmosphere, offering clients a wide range of stress-relieving treatments like massage, tanning, and facials.

Keywords: MMA   NAILS Salon of the Year Awards  

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

December 1, 2001  | Article

A jury in Roanoke, Va., didn’t cane that the owners of a nail salon said they didn’t know they were using MMA and slapped them with a $150,000 judgment. If a “reasonable” nail tech would do it, you’d better be doing it too, or you could be held liable.

Keywords: California   client health   client waivers   lawsuits   legalities  

Easing the Transition to EMA

July 1, 2001  | Article

Anyone who has ever tried to remove MMA from a new client’s nails knows the bond is tough to break. It might be more difficult to deal with clients emotional attachment to their nails.

Keywords: acrylic removal   EMA   Maggie Franklin   MMA   product removal  

Take It All Off - Acrylic Removal

March 1, 2001  | Article

Keywords: MMA   product removal  

NAILS Awards Its Annual Salon and Nail Tech of the Year

February 1, 2001  | Article

This year our standouts include Mary Metzcaviz, Gari-Dawn Tingler, and Darlene Feric. 

Keywords: Darlene Feric   Gari-Dawn Tingler   Illinois   industry awards   Mary Metscaviz  

Behind the Scenes: Tracey Revis

August 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   MMA   OPI products   Tracey Revis  

Third Time's a Charm!

August 1, 2000  | Article

Tracey Revis, owner of Tracey’s Place in Encino, Calif., has just done her third NAILS cover shoot. 

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   MMA   Tracey Revis  

The State Of Nails Up North: Canadian Nail Industry

February 1, 2000  | Article

Canadians are just as passionate about the nail industry as their American neighbors, and with the recent rise of nails-only salons and nail services up north, the time is right for the installation of associations, expansion of education, and – most importantly – the certification or licensure of nail technicians.

Keywords: Canada   Debbie Krakalovich   international   licensing   MMA  
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