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All Polish Is Safe [From Microbes]

August 26, 2015  | Article

The polish you are painstakingly applying to your clients' nails is safe, no matter how many others used the same bottle previously.

Keywords: nail polish   NMC   product contamination   salon safety   salon sanitation  

Nail Salon Scrutiny Update: New York and Connecticut

August 20, 2015  | News

Nail salons in New York are bracing for a new law that will require all salons to be bonded by October 6, 2015. Meanwhile, state board inspectors in Connecticut conducted a blitz of inspections this month, resulting in a significant number of closures for noncompliance.

Keywords: Industry News   International Nail Technicians Association   New York Times article on nail salons   salon safety  

Weeks 14-15: Safety and Smarts!

May 27, 2015  | 

After this week, I am convinced that I can perform a manicure/pedicure service with my eyes closed!


Keywords: healthy working   natural nail care   salon safety   salon sanitation   student issues  

Download New Nail Salon Safety Fact Sheets

May 18, 2015  | Article

The California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology has announced that Cal/OSHA recently published a new fact sheet for Working Safely in Nail Salons.

Keywords: California state regulations   instructors   OSHA   salon safety   salon sanitation  

Thief Steals 400 Bottles of Gel-Polish from a Brooklyn Salon

March 3, 2015  | 

Update: Q-tips came to the rescue of the Brooklyn salon owners after sending Nail and Spa 4U a check to make up for their loss in products

Keywords: crime   q-tips   salon safety  

I Was Almost Robbed

December 17, 2014  | Article

Salon owner Lynnette Diaz-Madden was jolted into realizing just how vulnerable her salon was to being robbed. Here’s what her brush with this all-too-real threat taught her.

Keywords: crime   salon safety  

#SafeSandalSeason Video: Clean Foot Spa

July 23, 2014  | Video

The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology shows a dramatization of a properly cleaned foot spa with the help of Federico Beauty Institute students in Sacramento, Calif. #SafeSandalSeason

Keywords: California state regulations   pedicure safety   pedicure spa cleaning   salon cleaning   salon safety  

Medinail Learning Center Presents Educational Webinars

April 23, 2014  | News

Medinail Learning Center (MLC) has launched a series of monthly webinars for nail techs

Keywords: autoclaves   disinfection   education   salon safety   webinar  

Minimizing Crime in the Salon

December 23, 2013  | 

It's a little difficult moving on from my last entry on the armed robbery that took a young boy's life in his parents' nail salon, and with holiday season in full-swing, it's an unfortunate reminder that

Keywords: crime   salon safety  

Did You Get Your Copy of The Big Book?

November 21, 2013  | Article

NAILS’ 2013-2014 Big Book is the ultimate resource for those in the nail industry. With information on the latest statistics and trends, this annual issue also contains a state board directory, salon safety guidelines, and a marketers directory.

Keywords: marketing/promotions   salon safety   state licensing  

CVS Reconsiders Its Stance on Acetone IDing

August 20, 2013  | 

Poor acetone. It’s a nail product that people love to hate. Whether it’s a nail tech who gets burned by the flammable liquid (don’t put acetone in the microwave, people!) or a client who feels the

Keywords: California   Hawaii   health   salon safety   West Virginia  

L.A. Hair: Episode 5 -– Naja’s Client Has Down-to-the-Nub Nails

July 11, 2013  | 

How many times have you met a stranger and been introduced as, “This is blank ______ (Naja in my case). She does nails.” The stranger immediately pulls her hands back in a hiding position and says,

Keywords: L.A. Hair   salon safety   salon services  

French Agency Recommends Regulations for Fish Pedicures

May 3, 2013  | 

I haven’t seen fish pedicures in the news for a while in the U.S., but apparently they are gaining popularity in France. A French agency for occupational health and safety is calling for “strictly regulating” the

Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  

On My Mind: Let's Not Mess Up a Good Thing

May 3, 2013  | Article

Editor Hannah Lee discusses the importance of following proper gel-polish removal procedures.

Keywords: gel-polish   Hannah Lee   On My Mind   removing gels   salon safety  

“I Am a Professional. I Am Licensed.” Campaign Launched by PBA

April 25, 2013  | 

We’ve been talking quite a bit about beauty professional licensing and the threat of deregulation lately. Many of you know my opinion on the subject already, but for the record, I want to say again that

Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  

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