California Board Eases Pedi Liner Sanitation Rules
October 2, 2015
As of July 1, 2015, California nail techs using disposable pedicure liners can skip the 10-minute disinfecting soak of their pedicure basin between...
August 19, 2015
Soft Landing Towels and Wipes are hygienic, lint-free, absorbent, and disposable. The wipes also collect and trap dust particles, ideal for sanitation purposes.
All Polish Is Safe [From Microbes]
August 26, 2015
The polish you are painstakingly applying to your clients' nails is safe, no matter how many others used the same bottle previously.
The Anatomy of a Finger and Nail
January 21, 2015
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August 5, 2015
to a staff of 80. “Our main goal has been to become more than your average nail supply store. As our business grew, our exclusive ANS professional beauty products have grown and become a staple of many nail salons including QT, 5000, Lila, Lexi, Beyond, Botanical Escapes Herbal Spa, Geluv, and SaniSmart. We were also one of the first to offer disposable products to promote salon sanitation,” says Ton. “We
The NMC Celebrates Its Fifth Year In Action
July 14, 2015
A group of veteran nail technicians ask the NMC its stand on vital issues facing today’s nail industry.
As the Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) marks its fifth anniversary, concerns about sanitation, education, product quality, and more still abound in the nail industry. Although the NMC is a manufacturers – not a nail technician – association, the group is concerned about many of the same
Clients Get the Royal Treatment at Laqué Nail Bar
August 25, 2015
of providing a new pumice stone a nail technician was merely scrubbing dead skin cells off the pumice stone that was to be used on his wife. The Torosians were taken aback by this blatant disregard for proper sanitation since porous items like pumice are one-time-use only. This incident struck a chord and they came up with the idea to create a nail salon of their own and, of course, included good sanitation
Crowdsourcing: What have you learned by visiting nail salons other than your own?
August 13, 2015
While visiting other salons I have learned organization techniques, appealing ways to display products, and found furniture that keeps my salon looking clean and uncluttered. I have also noticed things like sanitation and appropriate wall decor and ways to make my salon atmosphere exactly how I want it, such as adding music, plants, and a seating area for guests.
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May 13, 2015
spend a large part of the day surrounded by chemicals. We talk about what work habits must change when a nail tech is pregnant. (Jun. 2010)
How to Deep Clean Your Salon
We’ve listed tips and techniques to help salon owners get into the habit of annually cleaning their salons and got advice from owners and techs who routinely clean their salons. (Apr. 2015
Test Your Salon Safety Knowledge
March 2, 2015
Use this downloadable quiz to test your students' knowledge of general salon safety and sanitation rules. Keep in mind that each state has its own...