August 13, 2014
Maggie is frustrated by the lack of consumer education about MMA.
April 24, 2013
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
December 27, 2010
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
December 1, 2008
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.
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March 1, 2007
The most common violation was unlicensed service providers, says state board inspectors.
Keywords: inspections Iowa MMA salon inspections salon violations
February 1, 2007
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
May 1, 2006
iIn South Carolina, the Board of Cosmetology issued an alert to licensees, reminding them of the proper disinfecting procedures for footbaths after two salon patrons received skin infections from whirlpool pedicure spas in two different salons.
Keywords: MMA salon sanitation Texas Texas salons
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.
Keywords: legislation licensing MMA state licensing
March 1, 2004
There’s more to the nail industry than just doing nails. Take it from these four nail technicians who have pushed industry activism to a whole new level. Whether getting involved with their state board, working to ban MMA, or pushing for licensing, they all have one thing in mind: to better the industry for all.
Keywords: industry activism legislation MMA
October 1, 2003
At a recent tradeshow I saw an abundance of products that have been developed in direct response to a recent industry disaster, and it got me thinking.
Keywords: antifungals fungus MMA primerless products product development
February 1, 2002
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
December 1, 2001
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
July 1, 2001
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
March 1, 2001
Keywords: MMA product removal
February 1, 2001
This year our standouts include Mary Metzcaviz, Gari-Dawn Tingler, and Darlene Feric.
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