Effective earlier this year, Georgia has new regulations about the signage that must be in view in the reception areas of salons. The new signs must tell clients the following messages: 1) Cosmetology laws, rules, and regulations are available upon request. 2) All cosmetology services shall only be performed on intact, healthy scalp, skin, and nails. 3) Customers should not shave their legs the same day as receiving pedicure services to reduce the risk of infection. 4) Any razor-like implement, such as a credo blade, shall not be used to reduce the chance of injury or infection. 5) Pumice stones shall not be reused from one customer to another to prevent the spread of bacteria.
In May, Georgia also mandated that a hospital-grade disinfectant that is bactericidal, viruscidal, fungicidal, and pseudonomacidal must be used to disinfect all tools, implements, and equipment.
The state has also upped its number of inspectors from 7 to 10.