February 1, 2008
Here's what to watch for and steps to stay healthy.
Keywords: disinfection MRSA sanitation staph infections
August 1, 2007
How meticulous are you when it comes to practicing safety and sanitation guidelines?
Keywords: reader surveys sanitation
April 1, 2007
There is a specific protocol in cleaning your electric file bits so you can offer a sanitary nail service when using your electric file. You should treat your bits the same as your metal implements and adopt the same procedures for sanitation and disinfection.
Keywords: disinfecting electric file bits electric file safety electric files electric files maintenance sanitation
February 1, 2007
Pedicure spa cleaning logs are mandatory in California and Texas, and they’re a good idea no matter where your salon is located. Create your own format or borrow one from the Lone Star state.
Keywords: disinfection pedicure equipment pedicure spa cleaning pedicure spas sanitation
September 22, 2006
California today enacted an urgency law aimed at protect consumers from unsanitary nail salons. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Los Angeles) signed into law AB 409, authored by Assemblymember Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City).
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November 22, 2005
Beginning next year, salons in Texas may be required to use an autoclave to disinfect reusable instruments.
Keywords: autoclaves legislation sanitation state boards
June 1, 2005
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!
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March 11, 2005
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 sanitation staph infections
August 1, 1998
"Lose the nails or lose your job,” is what some companies tell their employees. Is it a justifiable restriction or are these companies staging nail witch-hunt?
Keywords: professional image sanitation special needs clients