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Shootout in Brooklyn Nail Salon

October 26, 2010  | 

On Saturday Ferris Jones, a female off-duty police officer, was getting her hair done at Sabine’s Hallway, a hair and nail salon in Brooklyn, when a 19-year-old came in brandishing a gun and attempting to rob

Keywords: crime   salon safety  

Beauty Industry Takes Stand Against Domestic Abuse

October 4, 2010  | 

Cut It Out has been hailed from coast-to-coast as an innovative solution to a chronic and difficult problem: raising awareness on the epidemic of domestic abuse and helping victims receive the resources they need. Now entering its

Keywords: salon safety  

On My Mind: Grades Are Important

September 23, 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

Keywords: California   clients   Hannah Lee   health   legislation  

UV Nail Lamps Are Safe, Say Industry Experts

August 18, 2010  | 

Have you heard rumors that UV lamps are unsafe — that they may even cause cancer? Recently three industry chemists got together to test the claims made in a report by two Texas-based dermatologists that the

Keywords: health   salon safety  

Iowa Requires Sterilization for Cuticle Nippers

July 15, 2010  | 

Earlier this year, Iowa mandated the autoclaving of certain implements in the salon. As of March, cuticle nippers (along with tweezers and comedone extractors) must be sterilized by steam, dry heat, or other sterilization equipment.  The

Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  

Vicki Peters E-File Certification Class

June 22, 2010  | 

Renowned nail educator Vicki Peters is hosting a one-day class on e-filing that techs can take to receive a certificate stating they are educated on e-file safety and technique. The instructors are Simmy Bredal-Bell, TeamVicki Director

Keywords: salon safety   techniques  

Be Eco-Friendly and Exchange Your Old Polish

May 10, 2010  | 

I definitely appreciate the honesty, but it’s disturbing that 36% of respondents to’s current web poll don’t dispose of salon hazardous waste items (which can include leftover nail polish) correctly, at least some of the

Keywords: business   products   salon safety  

Get, Give Help Through PBA | NCA Disaster Relief Fund

May 7, 2010  | 

Salon professionals who have been affected by the recent flooding in Tennessee or tornados in Mississippi can apply for assistance from the PBA | NCA Disaster Relief Fund by filling out the Application for Aid available

Keywords: business   health   salon safety  

Fake Inspector Scamming Texas Salons

February 19, 2010  | 

OK, now this is just plain scary. A man is impersonating a state board inspector to try to get money from Houston-area salons. Read the notice from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and

Keywords: legislation   salon safety  

Texas Licensing Scam Warning

February 18, 2010  | 

As if the California licensing scam wasn’t bad enough, there are now reports of a similar scam taking place in Texas. Here’s the notice I received from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR): TDLR is warning all

Keywords: business   legislation   salon safety  

Dr. Fish Bites Back

December 14, 2009  | 

In journalism school, one of the oft-repeated maxims we learned about “what is news?” went as follows: “If the story is ‘dog bites man,’ it’s not news. If the story is ‘man bites dog,’ it is.”

Keywords: Arizona   business   clients   health   legislation  

Pedicure Protocols

September 15, 2009  | 

The International Pedicure Association (IPA) hosts online webinars for its members about once a month, and, for the September 30 event, “From the Editors” blog readers can attend the online seminar for free, without purchasing an

Keywords: health   salon safety  

What to Expect During an Inspection

September 3, 2009  | 

Let the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology alleviate some of your apprehension about the salon inspection process by watching the board’s interactive webinar “What to Expect During an Inspection: What You Need to Know”.

Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  

It’s the Little Things

July 27, 2009  | 

I’ve met representatives of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology several times, and I’m pleased that the board members seem genuinely interested in keeping California nail salons from getting fined during inspections. To that end,

Keywords: health   legislation   On The Road   salon safety  

California Licensing Scam Warning

July 6, 2009  | 

I just received an e-mail with the following message and wanted to share it with you all immediately.  The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Cal-BBC) has posted a warning on their website, of a scam

Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   legislation   salon safety  

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