Saturday, 28 May 2016

100 Years of Fashion: Nails ★

I thought it might be interesting to post this quick visual trip through the last 100 years of nail trends.  Notice how they've come back around over the years.....some great, some, well, not so flattering (that 80's square nail!)

There's a reason nails are meant to be shaped to flatter your hands.  Nail professionals like myself are trained to offer options that enhance your natural beauty.  Next time you're in the salon, try a new shape like a rounded square, or even an oval or almond nail.  I send you home with your file anyway, so if you find you absolutely can't handle it, you know what to do!  

Post your comments and let me know which decade speaks to you!

Till next time,

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Know Before You Go!

Did you know that on June 1st, 2016, Durham Region Health Department will launch the new Personal Services Settings Inspection Disclosure Program called Know Before You Go Durham.  

As personal services establishments come up for annual inspection in 2016, they will be issued one of these signs which must be displayed at the entrance to the business, clearly visible to members of the public.  During the second phase of the Disclosure Program, inspection results will also be posted online for viewing by the general public.

Examples of Personal Services Settings include:
  • hairdressing and barbering
  • manicures and pedicures
  • tattooing and micropigmentation
  • body piercing and ear lobe piercing
  • massage and tanning
  • electrolysis and laser hair removal
  • various esthetic services

To briefly summarize what each colour-coded sign means:

  • Green means there is significant compliance with Ontario's Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Personal Services Settings as of the inspection date noted on the sign.  
  • Yellow means there is significant non-compliance with Ontario's Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Personal Services Settings as of the inspection date noted on the sign.  
  • Red means the premises are CLOSED and that the Public Health Inspector is of the opinion that an immediate health hazard exists. 
For more detailed information on this program please visit the Durham Region Health website.  

All persons in Durham Region who regularly obtain the services listed above should be aware of the new signage which will become mandatory June 1, 2016 (once the 2016 premises inspection takes place) in all Personal Services Settings, including home-based businesses.  


Thursday, 5 May 2016

Paying It Forward, 2016 Style

Once again it was my pleasure to participate in my third "Pay It Forward" Pamper Event at the City Of Pickering offices recently.  This year their charity of choice was St. Paul's On The Hill Food Bank.  

Participants received a manicure in either Shellac or polish (Vinylux or the new Creative Play) and one lucky winner won a gift basket of CND products worth over $75.  Proceeds were donated to the charity.

I look forward to this day of giving back to our community every year.  And on that note, please donate to your local food bank.  This time of year their inventory is running low but the need is still there.

Until next time,