November 20, 2012
The governing and oversight body for the cosmetology industries in each state; the composition of state boards vary by state, and authority varies widely.
June 24, 2011
Owner of Salon Inspector LLC, Monika Herzog Butler has made it her mission to educate salon employees on the whys behind the sanitation rules and to instill a sense of pride when it comes to the quality of their services.
February 28, 2011
What goes into helping nail salons stay compliant and protecting public safety? We talked to some movers and shakers behind the scenes in state cosmetology boards to shed some light on what it takes to fill their shoes.
October 1, 2010
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 since most salons are already being inspected, why not post the grade?
October 1, 2008
California's governor considers borrowing state's salon inspection funds to cover budget shortfall.
July 1, 2008
The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology doesn’t allow liners to be used in place of performing the required cleaning procedures.
August 1, 2004
A seemingly small safety hazard can turn into a big liability. By learning to recognize potential problems, you can prevent mishaps and create an accident-proof salon.
September 1, 2002
Often targeted by the industry for their supposed lack of knowledge and infrequent inspections, salon inspectors argue that they do the best they can with what they have. We went behind the scenes to find out what they do on the job, and how essential they really are to the industry.
September 1, 1998
Even as the beauty industry continues to grow, state boards face increasing budgetary constraints and hiring freezes. It all boils down to too many licensees, too few inspectors, and an industry that questions the validity of the state board.
We try to understand why some salons do not comply with even simple board rules, whether the inspection process and fines keep salons honest, and whether salons and consumers have any recourse when they have a problem.
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