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New Law Lets California Immediately Put Nail Salons on Probation

February 19, 2008

Since the California State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology began enforcing new law AB 409 on Feb. 15, 10 nail salons have already been placed on immediate probation for pedicure stations that don't meet sanitation requirements.

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

California Raises License Renewal Fees

February 6, 2008

Effective March 1, the California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology is raising its renewal fee to $50 for all manicurists, cosmetologists, estheticians, electrologists, and barbers.

Keywords: California state regulations   licensing   state licensing  

Fresno Salon Owners Make Things Right

February 1, 2008

When a beauty salon went out of business leaving hundreds of customers holding newly-purchased gift certificates, several salons in Fresno, Calif. offered to honor the certificates as a show of goodwill for the industry.

Keywords: business   customer service   gift certificates   professional image  

L’Oreal Acquires Columbia Beauty Supply

January 17, 2008

L’Oreal’s U.S. division, L’Oreal USA, has acquired Columbia Beauty Supply.

Keywords: company sales/acquisitions   L'Oreal  

Cosmo Asia Recognizes CND

January 16, 2008

In its first-ever beauty awards, Cosmopolitan Asia’s selected CND’s SolarOil as the best nail treatment and Raw Earth Foot Buff as the best foot scrub.

Keywords: awards   CND   international  

Ardell and Fab’lous Lashes Complete Abdul’s Emmy Look

January 16, 2008

Ja'maal Buster used Ardell DuraLash Regulars in short and medium with Ardell LashGrip Adhesive to create Paula's sultry look.

Keywords: add-on services   Ardell   celebrities   lash extensions  

GSA Green Spa Academy Holds an Opening

January 16, 2008

In September, GSA Green Spa Academy welcomed guests to its Grand Beginnings Celebration, where it showcased both Red Cherry Group’s Ayuroma Organic Body and Skin Care and Spa Specifics’ Organic Hands, Feet and Body Care product lines. Guests enjoyed demonstrations of advanced Ayurvedic, Asian, and North American organic spa treatments.

Keywords: green products   organic products   Spa Specifics  

Nubar Stars in “He’s Just Not That Into You.”

January 16, 2008

Nubar products decorate the set of a nail salon in “He’s Just Not That Into You."

Keywords: celebrities   Nubar  

Pro Brands Top Allure's List

January 16, 2008

The editors of Allure review and evaluate more than 2,000 beauty products before issuing their Best in Beauty list. See which nail products earn their praise and why.

Keywords: awards   CND   consumer press   Essie   OPI products  

Acquisitions Are All Around

January 3, 2008

Several well-known nail product manufacturers have been purchased by larger beauty industry companies. Realys, Flowery Beauty Products, and Chéci have all been bought.

Keywords: American International Industries   Checi   company sales/acquisitions   Flowery   Robanda International  

Tennessee State Board Changes Requisites for Instructor Training

December 12, 2007

The Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology recently put into effect an amendment that allows licensed estheticians and nail manicurists to enroll in instructor courses.

Keywords: licensing   state licensing  

Immigrant Nail Salon Workers Win Legal Victory

November 26, 2007

After a four-day trial in October, a federal jury awarded $182,000 in back wages, overtime pay, and damages to Susan Kim, a Korean immigrant nail salon worker who worked for seventeen years at 167 Nail Salon Plaza and was fired in March 2005 after demanding regular breaks.

Keywords: legislation   working safely  

Houston Beauty School Fined $250,000 for Fraud

November 26, 2007

Houston’s Victorian Beauty College was fined a record $250,000 and permanently closed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The school was known across the country as a place where an individual could purchase a Texas cosmetology license without attending the required school training.

Keywords: licensing   state licensing  

U.S. Deaths From Drug-Resistant Staph on the Rise

October 18, 2007

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the number of deaths caused by MRSA staph infections in the U.S. may soon surpass the number of deaths caused by AIDS, writes the Associated Press.

Keywords: MRSA   pedicure sanitation   staph infections  

New Report Shows India As Fast Growing Market for Cosmetics and Toiletries

October 1, 2007

A new report from the worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company, states that sales of cosmetics and toiletries in India grew by 12.6% in 2006.

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