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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.

The Professional Beauty Association Secures Major Victory with Small Business Administration

October 1, 2007

In a major victory for the Professional Beauty Administration (PBA) and the salon industry, the Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued a ruling that preserves the small business designation for hundreds of salon/spa businesses nationwide.

Keywords: business   Professional Beauty Association   taxes  

Non-Profit Groups Looking Into Toxicity of Salon Chemicals

September 17, 2007

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Seattle non-profit groups $100,000 to help nail salons become more conscious of the toxicity of some of the chemicals used during business.

Keywords: chemicals   eco-conscious salons   EPA  

Three San Diego Beauty Academies Cooperate to Form Nail Technician Program

September 14, 2007

Poway, Je Boutique, and Bay Vista academies are launching the nation's first Spa Nail Technician Program.

Keywords: CND   Doug Schoon   schools  

Midwest Techs Join Together for Charity Nail Competition

September 5, 2007

The second-annual Nail Artists Helping Children Charity Nail Competition takes place Sunday, November 4 in Rockford, Ill.

Keywords: charity   nail techs doing good  

The New CND

August 20, 2007

At a two-day conference held during Cosmoprof, Creative Nail Design had a coming out party to announce its new identity as CND to 400 of the company’s top global educators, distributors and other industry “influentials.”

Keywords: CND  

Texas Health Inspectors Now Have Power To Shut Down Salons Immediately

August 3, 2007

A new Texas legislature signed into law states that if Texas state health officials witness flagrant violations of sanitation standards in salons, they now have the jurisdiction to immediately close the salon.

Keywords: inspections   legislation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Milady Revises Its Standard Cosmetology Book

July 27, 2007

Milady's Standard Cosmetology textbook features a fresh layout, new photography and illustrations, reorganized chapters, and new information on sanitation and infection control.

Keywords: Milady   schools  

American International Industries Acquires ProLinc

July 27, 2007

Effective May 11, 2007, American International Industries will be the sole distributor of the ProLinc brand line of products.

Keywords: American International Industries   company sales/acquisitions   ProLinc  

Texas Eases Autoclaving Requirement

June 22, 2007

In June, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) relaxed the autoclaving requirement it had passed in 2006, but never fully enforced.

Keywords: autoclaves   legislation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Regis and Empire Beauty Schools Merge

May 11, 2007

Regis Schools and Empire Beauty Schools have merged to form Empire Education Group.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   schools  

AACS Launches New Websites

May 11, 2007

The American Association of Cosmetology Schools has designed a website just for educators at www.beautyeducators.org.

Keywords: associations   cosmetology schools  

Illinois Woman Sues Nail Salon

May 11, 2007

Plaintiff Cheryl Reader is suing Diamond Nails in Wood River, Ill. alleging that during a pedicure, a technician scraped the bottom of her foot pro-ducing an open wound and bleeding.

Keywords: lawsuits   pedicures  

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