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New York City Considers Letter Grades for Salons

In response to numerous reports of health and sanitation issues arising from dirty salons and spas, New York City is considering the implementation of a new system of letter grades for cosmetology businesses similar to the system used for restaurants.

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New York City Considers Letter Grades for Salons and Spas

New York City may create a new system of letter grades for cosmetology businesses similar to the system used for restaurants.

The Cure for Inspection Anxiety

Do you suffer from salon inspection anxiety? I’ve got the right prescription for you: Get prepared and be proactive.  

I Survived a State Inspection

We don’t know anyone who enjoys a visit from the state inspector, but we’ve learned it’s often not as bad as we imagined. These techs tell their survival stories.

A Conversation With a Salon Inspector

Owner of Salon Inspector LLC, Monika Herzog Butler has made it her mission to educate salon employees on the whys behind the sanitation rules and to instill a sense of pride when it comes to the quality of their services.

The Secret Life of a Salon Inspector

What goes into helping nail salons stay compliant and protecting public safety? We talked to some movers and shakers behind the scenes in state cosmetology boards to shed some light on what it takes to fill their shoes.

On My Mind: Grades Are Important

Some states, like North Carolina, require salons to post their inspection scores where consumers can see them. While I’m not necessarily a proponent of more rules and regulations for the nail industry, I do believe that since most salons are already being inspected, why not post the grade?

Schwarzenegger Hits Up Salon Industry for a Loan

California's governor considers borrowing state's salon inspection funds to cover budget shortfall.

Disinfection Still Required With Foot Spa Liners

The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology doesn’t allow liners to be used in place of performing the required cleaning procedures.

Beware of Clients Bearing Cameras