September 6, 2006
Devices marketed as air cleaners or air purifiers are not always good for your health, a report to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently stated.
Keywords: air quality ventilation
August 7, 2006
Following the study, the following eight recommendations were submitted to the head of each state licensing board in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, for consideration.
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July 6, 2006
The death of Kim Jackson, a 46-year-old paraplegic who died of a staph infection, can’t be directly linked to the sanitary conditions at Angel Nails in Ft. Worth, Texas, said the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).
Keywords: lawsuits pedicure sanitation state boards
July 6, 2006
Attention nail techs practicing in Texas: you must use autoclaves to sterilize all nondisposable instruments, according to an opinion by Attorney General of Texas, Greg Abbot, dated May 18.
Keywords: autoclaves licensing salon sanitation state boards
June 27, 2006
Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) commended Department of Consumer Affairs director Charlene Zettel today after she unveiled a list of recommendations aimed at protecting California consumers from unsanitary nail salons.
Keywords: California state regulations pedicure sanitation staph infections state boards
June 6, 2006
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.
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March 7, 2006
State inspectors are investigating a Ft. Worth, Texas, salon where a 46-year-old paraplegic woman allegedly contracted a staph infection that led to her death.
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February 24, 2006
The South Carolina Board of Cosmetology issued an alert to licensees, reminding them of the proper disinfecting procedures for footbaths.
Keywords: pedicure sanitation state boards
February 13, 2006
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is now requiring eight hours of approved continuing education in order to renew a nail technician license.
Keywords: continuing education licensing state boards
January 15, 2006
As voted by Allure’s editors and readers, here are some standouts from its October 2005 picks.
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January 10, 2006
Alberto-Culver Company has made a $2.6 billion agreement to spin-off Sally Beauty Company, the world’s number-one marketer of professional beauty supplies, and merge it with Regis Corporation, a global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers, and beauty education.
Keywords: company sales/acquisitions distribution Sally Beauty
December 13, 2005
Florida is making it even easier for consumers to complain about unlicensed activity in its state.
Keywords: licensing state boards unlicensed salons
December 1, 2005
After passing both houses of the state legislature with strong bipartisan support, California Assembly bill 1263, which would have established minimum safety standards for pedicure equipment -- was vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Keywords: legislation pedicure safety
November 22, 2005
Beginning next year, salons in Texas may be required to use an autoclave to disinfect reusable instruments.
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November 3, 2005
In an effort to address diversion, which continues to plague the professional beauty industry, the Beauty Industry Fund (BIF) has launched the Guaranteed Real campaign. The campaign provides salons with information to help them discuss diversion with their clients.