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Suggestions for clients when selecting a nail salon.
#1. Salon should be using an autoclave to sterilize nondisposable manicure and pedicure implements as required by state law.
#2. Technicians should open a sealed color coded packet of implements in front of you to ensure tools have been sterilized in an autoclave. You should also watch to see if footspas are thoroughly cleaned between customers.
#3. Do not get services if you have any breaks in the skin and never shave your legs within 24 hours of getting a pedicure.
#4. Salon should ask you a series of questions to determine if you're healthy enough to get a manicure and/or pedicure. People with infections of the nail, skin or blood should not receive services. People with diabetes should get physican's approval before getting salon services.
#5. Porous nail files and buffer blocks that can't be sterilized should be single use only and discarded immediately.
#6 Never allow anyone but a physician to remove a callus with a razor blade.
#7 State law requires that the personal kits of customers be sterilized with an autoclave before each use.
Click below to file a complaint about a salon with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Click below to read precautions for using foot spas.
NAIL SALON SECRETS EXPOSED
The state of Texas tonight (November 17,2006) has doubled the number of apparent violations involving 8 Beaumont nail salons.
Authorities with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation were back in Beaumont this week and in addition to citing the salon owners, have now cited each of the technicians who were shown violating the law on the hidden camera video we've been showing you this week.
That means our investigation and the subsequent sweep by the state have led to a total of 172 apparent violations.
Cindy Huynh/Isle pedispa owner/houston
"what we'd like to get you to do is fill out this form."
Even before you take a seat at the Isle Pedispa in Houston, you've got to answer questions about your health.
Cindy huynh/isle pedispa owner
"we'd like to know if you're pregnant, if you've got diabetes."
The questions are designed to determine whether you are healthy enough to get a pedicure.
Dr. Neil Burrell/Podiatrist
"and people with diabetes they're at a higher risk of infection and higher risk for gangrene."
Beaumont Podiatrist Dr. Neil Burrell says he knows of cases where diabetics have lost a toe or even a leg to an infection contracted after a pedicure.
"their immune system is not strong enough to kill that infection and all of a sudden they turn around and they've got a bad foot infection."
The only way to guarantee the implements used in a nail salon are 100 percent germ free is to sterilize them in a device known as an autoclave.
Bill Leger/KFDM News
U.v. Light boxes and liquid disinfectants aren't as effective as an autoclave and won't kill the hepatitis c virus. In fact inspectors say some salons try to save money by diluting the disinfectant with windex.
So this year legislators changed the law to require nail salons to use autoclaves.
Any salon without one by january could be fined.
But some beaumont salon owners have never heard of an autoclave.
Queen Nails 4105 Dowlen/Beaumont
Leger to Queen Nails employees:
"it's the only thing that will completely kill all of the germs and you have to have it by january. It's called an autoclave."
Queen Nails employee:
"uh, i don't know because we don't speak english every well and sometimes they letter they send and we don't know."
Hot Nails 3141 College/Beaumont
Leger to Hot Nails salon owner
"do you have an autoclave?"
Jimmy Nguyen/Hot Nails owner
"no we don't use that."
William Kuntz/Texas Dept. of Licensing and Regulation
"the requirement for the autoclave was clarified by the Attorney General in may of this year."
The head of the state agency that regulates nail salons says the law is clear.
"Word has been spread by us to inform the salons that they need to use those."
The Isle Pedispa has been using the autoclave for years.
One employee's sole job is to make sure all of the instruments are sterilized after each customer.
Cindy Huynh/Isle owner/Houston
"we sanitize first by using anti-bacterial soap then after that we soak them in epa registered disinfectant."
The implements are then placed into sealed envelopes.
Cindy Huynh/Isle Pedispa
"then we take them over here to our autoclave."
In the autoclave the instruments in the color coded envelopes are sterilized by steam heating them to more than 270 degrees.
Cindy Huynh/Isle Pedispa
"when they come out you can see that the color on here has changed. It was blue before and after it's run it's black. You always want to make sure it's actually gone through the machine."
The envelope is then unsealed in front of the customer.
The salon also uses disposable nail files. A new one is opened for each customer.
Cindy Huynh/Isle Pedispa
"same thing with our foot files, when we do the callus treatment, we don't use the credo blade because it's against state board law and we have replaceable pads where we stick them on and we peel them off after each use. They are one time use only."
In addition, many salons are now using stainless steel basins without the whirlpool jets.
Other models such as this one are much more difficult to keep clean because dead skin and hair gets caught in the plumbing by this filter.
Before you get a pedicure you should watch to see if the technicians are thoroughly cleaning the foot spas after every customer as our sanitation expert demonstrates here.
Betty Davis/Nail Salon Sanitation Expert
"you want to clean it with soap and water and you want to spray it with EPA grade hospital grade disinfectant solution and let it sit for the manufacturer suggested time.. then rinse it out and dry it out."
We asked Davis to rate the sanitation practices used by the Isle Pedispa.
"her place is awesome. It's a perfect example of what nail salons should be. Her focus is consumer protection which is why I would suspect that her business is successful."
Cindy Huynh/Isle Pedispa