Close

Industry News

Paula Abdul Testifies at Hearing in Support of Salon Safety Bill

by Staff Writer | 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. Abdul testified at a California Senate committee that she contracted a staph infection in her thumb from an unsanitary manicure she received at a California salon last year.

“This horrific and debilitating condition was left under my thumbnail as a direct result of the salon using non-sanitized instruments,” said Abdul. “This type of infection has caused not only me, but thousands of women the expense of medical attention, loss of wages, loss of sleep, traumatic medical procedures, fear of returning to nail salons, and in my case and many others, emergency surgeries.”

Her testimony was in support of Assembly Bill 1263, which would establish minimum safety standards for pedicure and manicure equipment and ensure that salons have procedures for proper, safe, and sanitary operation of spa equipment.

AB 1263, which is expected to be approved by the State Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development, would require the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology to display a notice warning consumers if a particular salon has received a violation. If the bill does pass, it would become law effective January 1, 2006.

“We want people to know cases like this don’t just happen in discount salons,” says Adam Keigwin, press secretary for Spear pro Tempore Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City), who authored the bill. “We heard about the infection Abdul contracted and contacted her. As soon as she found out about the bill she said she wanted to do anything she could to help get it passed.”

Abdul’s testimonial also brought to light the cases of hundreds of clients in Northern California — primarily women — who have contracted bacterial infections on their legs after receiving pedicures, mainly due to the lack of proper cleaning and disinfecting of pedicure equipment.

KUPA Introduces MANIPro Passport Plus

Industry News

KUPA Introduces MANIPro Passport Plus

by Staff

KUPA’s long awaited keynote today revealed the MANIPro Passport Plus, the latest e-file from the brand. The machine was inspired by high-end luxury items such as designer perfume and a Montblanc pen. The new machine is digital, as opposed to analog.

Find out why over 400,000 subscribers love our newsletters

Foot Forward Summit Registration Opens

Industry News

Foot Forward Summit Registration Opens

by Staff

Registration is now open for NAILS’ second-annual Foot Forward Summit! Held in Atlanta, August 11-13, the event will feature nail techs, foot care experts, and medical professionals who will share their knowledge and create a roadmap for your growth and success.

Videos

In our video section, watch salon professionals in action, listen to the advice of salon business experts, and tour inside the world’s top salons.

Load More