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Georgia Has New Salon Regulations

September 6, 2006

Effective earlier this year, Georgia has new regulations about the signage that must be in view in the reception areas of salons.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Some Air Cleaners and Purifiers May Harm Health

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  

NACCAS' ACCRED Committee Announces Results of Its State Licensure Study

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.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   NACCAS   national licensing  

TDLR Can’t Connect Sanitary Conditions of Texas Salon to Woman’s Death

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 licensing  

Texas Techs Must Use Autoclaves to Sterilize Instruments

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 licensing  

Yee’s Salon Safety Bill Spurs New Regulations

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 licensing  

Salon Owner Fined $4,000 for Sanitation Violations

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.

Keywords: pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   salon violations   state licensing  

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  

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