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Podiatrist Dennis Arnold Passes Away

Dr. Dennis Arnold, the Ft. Worth, Texas-based podiatrist who founded the International Pedicure Association, passed away October 21, 2008 after a long battle with cancer. “Dennis Arnold was a pioneering physician dedicated to enhancing the educational understanding of nail technicians worldwide,” says Dr. Robert Spalding. “He was an accomplished surgeon and held every board certification available in podiatry. He was able to obtain such a large following of nail technicians because of his caring attitude and his intense passion toward improving the infection control skills of technicians nationwide. He set a new benchmark for infection control for nail

 

Read more... | Published: 10/29/08

Texas Makes Fish Pedicures Illegal

Texas has made fish pedicures, in which clients place their feet into a tub containing small carp that then ingest the calloused areas of clients’ feet, illegal in the state. In a statement, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation stated that fish pedicures are not permitted in Texas under TDLR’s health and safety rules, noting that it researched the health and safety aspects of the procedure, including seeking the opinion of officials at the Texas Department of State Health Services. “Based on this research, we believe that the procedure poses an undue risk to public health and

 

Read more... | Published: 10/15/08

Washington State Makes Fish Pedicures Illegal

The state of Washington has made fish pedicures, in which clients place their feet into a tub containing small carp that then ingest the calloused areas of clients’ feet, illegal in the state. In a notice sent to all the state’s salon owners, the Washington Department of Licensing states, “Fish pedicures include the care for the skin and cuticles of the feet and therefore, fall under the sanitation and disinfection rules in WAC 308-20-110. Those rules require that all tools and implements be sanitized, disinfected or disposed of after service on each client. Due to the inability

 

Read more... | Published: 10/06/08

2008 Denver Metro Go Red For Women Luncheon

I was honored to be a part of the Go Red For Women Luncheon.
On behalf of Creative Nail Design, educators Alicia, Stacy, and myself
preformed manicures on attendees adding a finishing touch of red polish.
Truly, a great experience.

Purchase a bottle of red polish today through the end of April 2008 and 100% of proceeds from each red polish sold will be donated to the American Heart Association.

 

Read more... | Published: 04/10/08

Sugar Scrubs vs. Salt Scrubs

Sugar scrubs and salt scrubs both exfoliate very well but have different advantages.


Sugar is a mild abrasive because its granules are quite small. Sugar is very moisturizing as it pulls moisture out of the air and applies it to the area you are exfoliating.


Salt is slightly more abrasive than sugar because the granules are a little larger. It is an anti-inflammatory and also cleanses the pores for optimal hydration.


Two Scrubs I Highly Recommend:




Qtica’s Mandarin Honey Sugar Scrub
Sugar exfoliates

 

Read more... | Published: 03/06/08