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Texas Woman’s Death Linked to a Pedicure

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.

Keywords: lawsuits   legislation   pedicure sanitation   staph infections   state licensing  

South Carolina Issues Alert on Whirlpool Footbath Disinfection

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   South Carolina   state licensing  

Texas Now Requiring CEUs for Nail Technicians

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 licensing  

Allure Salutes its "Best of Beauty"

January 15, 2006

As voted by Allure’s editors and readers, here are some standouts from its October 2005 picks.

Keywords: consumer press   Essie   OPI products   polish   Poshe  

Alberto-Culver to Spin-Off Sally Beauty Company to Regis for $2.6 Billion

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  

Florida Launches Unlicensed Activity Complaint Line

December 13, 2005

Florida is making it even easier for consumers to complain about unlicensed activity in its state.

Keywords: licensing   state licensing   unlicensed salons  

California Nail Salon Legislation Goes to Governor

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  

Texas Working to Improve Sanitation Rules for Barbers, Cosmetologists

November 22, 2005

Beginning next year, salons in Texas may be required to use an autoclave to disinfect reusable instruments.

Keywords: autoclaves   legislation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Beauty Industry Fund Battles Diversion

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.

Keywords: diversion  

California Governor Signs Nation’s First Law on Chemicals in Cosmetics

October 19, 2005

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will require cosmetics manufacturers to disclose which of their products contain chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm, or developmental toxicity.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   product safety  

California Nail Salon Legislation Vetoed by Governor

October 12, 2005

After passing both houses of the state legislature with strong bipartisan support, California Assembly bill 1263 was vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill would have established minimum safety standards for pedicure equipment and ensured proper protocols were followed for disinfecting all multiuse tools and equipment.

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

Moms Choose Essie

October 1, 2005

Child Magazine polled 1,500 busy moms on their favorite beauty products for its Child Beauty Awards.

Keywords: Essie   polish  

California Assembly Passes Safe Cosmetics Bill

September 22, 2005

The California Assembly passed the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005 (SB 484). Now only Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to sign the bill for it to become law.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   state licensing  

OPI Donates More Than $300,000 to Hurricane Katrina Survivors

September 15, 2005

It’s no secret George Schaeffer, president and CEO of OPI, is a giving man. And when news of the massive loss and destruction Hurricane Katrina left behind came to light, Schaeffer was quick to act.

Keywords: charity   George Schaeffer   natural disasters   OPI products  

Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina

September 7, 2005

Several professional beauty industry organizations and manufacturers are helping to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Keywords: charity   natural disasters  

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