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Salon Owner Fined $4,000 for Sanitation Violations

June 6, 2006  | News

The owner of a Dallas nail salon has agreed to pay $4,000 to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and also agreed to a probated suspension of his cosmetology license for sanitation violations that resulted in four customers contracting bacterial infections.

Keywords: pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   salon violations   state licensing  

12 Common Inspection Violations

June 1, 2006  | Article

Having an inspector show up at your salon can be a stress-inducing event, especially if the salon isn’t as clean as it can be and if the employees are not following the rules and regulations of their respective states. We asked former and current state board officials to tell us some of the most common salon inspection violations inspectors find when they visit salons.

Keywords: implement disinfection   legislation   pedicure safety   salon sanitation   unlicensed salons  

Salon Infections Prompt Warnings, Rule Changes in Several States

May 1, 2006  | Article

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  

Bliss Conveys Commitment to Sanitation

May 1, 2006  | Article

The salon has a conveyor belt that runs all day carrying small buckets of sterilized nail tools and bottles of nail polish.

Keywords: salon sanitation  

Play It Safe, Protect Yourself

May 1, 2006  | Article

Big news incidents are unusual but as a salon professional you need to do your part to calm clients and show them client safety is foremost in your salon.

Keywords: pedicure safety   salon safety   salon sanitation  

Texas Working to Improve Sanitation Rules for Barbers, Cosmetologists

November 22, 2005  | News

Beginning next year, salons in Texas may be required to use an autoclave to disinfect reusable instruments.

Keywords: autoclaves   legislation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

California Nail Salon Legislation Vetoed by Governor

October 12, 2005  | News

After passing both houses of the state legislature with strong bipartisan support, California Assembly bill 1263 was vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill would have established minimum safety standards for pedicure equipment and ensured proper protocols were followed for disinfecting all multiuse tools and equipment.

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

California Nail Salons Being Sued

August 24, 2005  | News

At least nine nail salons have been named in a lawsuit over pedicure-related infections that have afflicted salon clients in California’s Santa Clara County, according to San Francisco’s CBS 5 News.

Keywords: California state regulations   lawsuits   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

Paula Abdul Testifies at Hearing in Support of Salon Safety Bill

June 29, 2005  | News

Paula Abdul was once again in the spotlight, only this time it was because of an infection she contracted at a high-end salon and not for her “American Idol” antics.

Keywords: California state regulations   celebrities   legislation   salon sanitation  

A Salon That's Clean and Calm

June 1, 2005  | Article

Roula’s Nail Spa offers one-of-a-kind manicure and pedicure services in an impeccably clean environment. Clients walk in feeling frazzled and walk out feeling inspired by the Zen-like atmosphere.

Keywords: autoclaves   Roula   Roula Nassar   salon profiles   salon sanitation  

Pedicure Troubles Still Bubbling

June 1, 2005  | Article

An outbreak of bacterial infections linked to pedicure foot spas poses new mysteries for public health detectives. It also shows there is still a lot of confusion among nail technicians and salon owners about proper cleaning procedures. To protect yourself, do your homework!

Keywords: disinfection   educational materials   European Touch   legislation   pedicures  

Foot Spa Infection Victims Settle Lawsuit

March 11, 2005  | News

It’s been more than four years, but the victims haven’t quite been able to forget what happened to them. They still have scars on their shins and lower legs, reminders of the bacteria they were infected with after getting pedicures at Fancy Nails, a salon in Watsonville, Calif., that has since closed. Although it may not get rid of the unsightly scars, 73 people will split about $3 million after settling a lawsuit with the salon.

Keywords: lawsuits   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   staph infections   Watsonville  

Clear the Air

December 1, 2003  | Article

Good or bad, odor reveals little about salon air quality. Even if your salon rates "sweet" on the smell scale with employees or clients, depend on more reliable measures than your nose to rate your salon's air quality.

Keywords: air quality   healthy working   masks   OSHA   salon odors  

Hepatitis C: What Are the Odds?

July 1, 2003  | Article

Risk factors for hepatitis: Having unprotected sex, sharing drug needles, administering tattoos or body piercing s with dirty needles ... and getting a pedicure? Not really.

Keywords: hepatitis   infectious diseases   salon safety   salon sanitation  

Coming Clean On Disinfection

July 1, 2003  | Article

Sterilizing salon implements may make for good marketing, but experts say standard disinfection is effective and would promote greater adherence, resulting in a cleaner, safer industry

Keywords: disinfection   implement disinfection   salon sanitation  

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