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The Pro's and Con's of being a mobile nail technician
You're a recently qualified nail technician and decide that starting your own mobile nails business is the best avenue for you to go down, but have you really put enough thought into what it all involves? read more
Regulations - Are mobile spas legal in your state?
Thinking of starting a mobile spa business? The most commonly asked question is about the legality of "off premises" cosmetology services. While many state regulations don't actually ban services outside of traditional premises, some have a way of potentially stopping your business.
May 25 2006 - Salon Safety Rules to Prevent Infections
Regulations to make Spa Treatments Safer For Illinoisans
CHICAGO –Spa treatments are increasingly popular among both men and women in Illinois. To ensure that a trip to a nail salon or day spa doesn’t result in an infection caused by poor hygiene, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has new rules in place to mandate stringent cleaning and sanitation standards developed in coordination with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
“The rules taking effect this week will ensure that salon owners take their responsibilities seriously,” said Dean Martinez, Secretary of IDFPR. “We want to make sure that people who pamper themselves at Illinois licensed salons get the safe conditions they expect and deserve.” Read more
May 5, 2006 - Dallas Salon Owner Fined $4,000 For Sanitation Violations
AUSTIN – The owner of a Dallas nail salon has agreed to pay a $4,000 fine to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and also agreed to a probated suspension of his cosmetology license for sanitation violations at his salon that resulted in four customers contracting bacterial infections.
The 30 Minute Pedicure
Can a pedicure be done in 30 minutes? When servicing a group of say 4-6 clients at an in-home party, it is critical to work quickly and efficiently. Carolyn McNairn of Mobile Beauty (www.mobilebeauty.ca) has been operating a one woman show for over 6 years and has perfected the 30 minute pedicure.
Texas amends cosmetology regulations
AUSTIN - The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation today adopted new rules for the cosmetology and barbering professions that will better protect the health of the consumers who use their services.
Are you charging enough? - Pricing Your Services
When you operate a mobile spa business in order to price your services you will have to do some research. First find out what other stationary spas are charging. Your services should be at least the same or higher. You shouldn't price your services lower then a stationary salon. You are providing a luxury service by coming to the client. You also have to take into consideration your gas and travel time.
The South Carolina Board of Cosmetology Issues Safety Advisory on Footbath's
The South Carolina Board of Cosmetology has learned of two cases of Mycobacterium skin infections in people who have had pedicures in salons in the state.