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California Nail Salons Being Sued

August 24, 2005

At least nine nail salons have been named in a lawsuit over pedicure-related infections that have afflicted salon clients in California’s Santa Clara County, according to San Francisco’s CBS 5 News.

Keywords: California state regulations   lawsuits   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

AII Acquires Part of Seche

July 29, 2005

American International Industries (AII) has acquired some of Seche's assets, including popular-selling top coat Seche Vite.

Keywords: American International Industries   company sales/acquisitions   Seche  

Nail School Obtains Accreditation

July 12, 2005

Color My Nails School of Nail Technology in Midvale, Utah, has been accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), becoming the first nail school accredited by the association.

Keywords: licensing   NACCAS   schools  

AII Acquires Worldwide Cosmetics Brands

July 6, 2005

American International Industries (AII) has acquired China Glaze, Winning Nails, Waterworks, Strata Polished Nail, and Gypsy Lash brands from Worldwide Cosmetics.

Keywords: American International Industries   China Glaze   company sales/acquisitions  

Paula Abdul Testifies at Hearing in Support of Salon Safety Bill

June 29, 2005

Paula Abdul was once again in the spotlight, only this time it was because of an infection she contracted at a high-end salon and not for her “American Idol” antics.

Keywords: California state regulations   celebrities   legislation   salon sanitation  

California Bill Aims to Make Pedicures Safer

June 24, 2005

After learning about the numerous amounts of clients who were contracting bacterial infections and leg lesions after visiting salons, California Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) knew he had to do something, especially since many of the cases were being reported in the Bay Area, where he is located.

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   pedicure sanitation   Watsonville  

Pedicurist Program First of its Kind

June 22, 2005

After 22 years of offering education in Canada, the North American School of Podology has expanded into the United States with a new name: North American School of Pedicuring

Keywords: continuing education   pedicures  

NAILS Wins Magazine Award

April 28, 2005

NAILS Magazine was honored to win Best Single Sponsor piece from the Western Publications Association at the 54th Annual Maggie Awards on April 22, 2005.

Keywords: awards   CND   Fashion Week   NAILS Magazine  

Foot Spa Infection Victims Settle Lawsuit

March 11, 2005

It’s been more than four years, but the victims haven’t quite been able to forget what happened to them. They still have scars on their shins and lower legs, reminders of the bacteria they were infected with after getting pedicures at Fancy Nails, a salon in Watsonville, Calif., that has since closed. Although it may not get rid of the unsightly scars, 73 people will split about $3 million after settling a lawsuit with the salon.

Keywords: lawsuits   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   staph infections   Watsonville  

Utah Increases Licensure Hours, Bans MMA

March 11, 2005

Beginning January 1, 2006, would-be nail technicians in Utah will have to stay in school a little longer. The state passed legislation increasing licensure hours from 200 to 300. In addition, the state banned MMA and also clarified the definition for nail techs to work on the hands, feet, and nails.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   MMA   state licensing  

North Carolina Requires CEUs for Licensees

March 3, 2005

It used to be that only instructors were required to take eight hours of continuing education units. Now licensees in North Carolina are also being asked to take CEUs.

Keywords: continuing education   licensing   North Carolina   state licensing  

Colorado Deals with E-File Training Fraud

March 3, 2005

The Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure has cracked down on two schools for issuing fraudulent electric file certificates in violation of Rule 9 of the office’s rules and regulations.

Keywords: AEFM   electric file safety   electric files   licensing   state licensing  

Pedicure Bath Concerns Continue to Vex Industry

March 3, 2005

More than 130 people in the San Jose, Calif., area have reported bacterial infections after receiving pedicures at several salons.

Keywords: pedicure safety   staph infections   Watsonville  

Bacterial Infections Continue to Plague Pedicure Clients

February 1, 2005

Several San Jose, Calif.-area nail salons are currently under investigation after more than 50 people were affected by a bacterial infection after receiving pedicures.

Keywords: California state regulations   pedicure safety   staph infections   state licensing   Watsonville  

Salon Doubles as Movie Set

August 1, 2004

Salon appealed to location scouts for “Ocean’s Twelve,” the sequel to the 2001 Clooney/Pitt hit “Ocean’s Eleven.”

Keywords: celebrities  

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