February 1, 2000
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
December 1, 1999
February 1, 1999
Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm MMA
December 1, 1998
The Delaware State Legislature passed two of approximately 14 proposed bills that would impact cosmetologists, barbers, and nail technicians.
Keywords: Delaware MMA state legislation
September 1, 1998
August 1, 1998
OPI makes it easier to find out whether your acrylics contain MMA with a salon kit.
Keywords: MMA OPI products
December 1, 1997
his year, state boards took a beating, especially in California. Several other states scrutinized whether they even need licensing at all.
Keywords: California state regulations EMA keeping your business competitive licensing MMA
November 1, 1997
I have learned one thing about nail technicians: They want the truth about the products they use and they can tell when they're getting it.
Keywords: As I See It chemical safety chemicals EMA MMA
September 1, 1997
The nail industry is beginning to understand the dangers of methyl methacrylate. But more nail technicians need to take action.
Keywords: chemical safety Doug Schoon MMA Nail Manufacturers Council Vietnamese salon industry
October 1, 1996
Whether you call it “dental acrylic,” “porcelain,” or methyl methacrylate (its proper name), there should be no question any longer that MMA does not belong on human fingernails.
Keywords: chemicals EMA MMA Nail Manufacturers Council
July 1, 1995
There may be some confusion between ethyl methacrylate (a monomer used widely in acrylic systems today) and methyl methacrylate (a monomer formerly used in acrylic systems but banned for use today).
Keywords: acrylics EMA MMA product safety
October 1, 1994
Manufacturers who sell artificial nail products to the general public are putting the user’s safety, the viability of the professional industry, and the reputation of their own company at risk.
Keywords: MMA professional-only products