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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  

NAILS Magazine Wins Two Maggie Awards

April 30, 2007

On Friday, April 27th, the NAILS Magazine Editorial and Graphics team were recognized for journalism and design excellence at the 56th annual Western Publications Association (WPA) Maggie awards ceremony.

Keywords: awards   NAILS Magazine  

Wisconsin Launches a Public Awareness Campaign About Salon Safety

April 4, 2007

The Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing launched a campaign to educate salon professionals and consumers about nail and hair salon safety.

Keywords: salon safety   salon sanitation   staph infections   state licensing   Wisconsin  

PBA Redesigns Website

April 4, 2007

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has redesigned its website.

Keywords: associations   Professional Beauty Association  

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