They perform their services based on what they can see and what you tell them. If you are getting a pedicure, try not to shave your legs 24 hours prior to the service. This reduces your chance of infection from a dirty tool or item used during your service. If you have cuts, blisters or other injuries prior to getting services, you may want to reschedule your visit. Even minor injuries can increase your risk of infection.
Once you arrive, one of the first things you should do is take a look around. Take this opportunity to look at person performing the service you plan to receive and the overall activities in the salon. When performing a pedicure, are they washing their clients feet? Are areas where services are provided clean and organized? Here are a few other reasons that may require you to re-consider looking for another nail salon: Salons that do not look clean in general Services provided to clients with infected fingers, nails, toenails or feet Salons using dusty or dirty nail files and other tools Restrooms are dirty or unkempt, lack liquid soap and/or clean towels Nail files and other tools stored in a dirty drawer or container or mixed with clean tools Nail files or other tools placed in dirty or contaminated-looking solution Razors used on your feet to remove a callus Products used from unlabeled or unmarked containers Methyl methacrylate (MMA) used to glue false nails to nail beds. When the person who is providing the services is ready for you, make sure they have the proper license. The law requires that the license is displayed for public viewing.
You should see a license displayed on the wall as you enter the Ricky Nails or an individual's station. If you cannot find it, then you can inquire to see the license. The type of license should be for a cosmetologist or nail technician. If someone refuses to talk about a license or won't produce it, that should throw up a red flag. It's very possible the person or business is not licensed to perform the service. Items such as paper nail files, orangewood sticks, pumice stones, or foam flip-flops don't survive the cleaning and disinfection process. If you see that these items are used or dirty, ask for a new, clean item. Multi-use tools that are metal and plastic must be cleaned and disinfected with each new client. If there is an appearance of lotion, skin, hair or anything that shows the tool hasn't been cleaned or disinfected, it shouldn't be used. Ask the cosmetologist or nail technician to clean and disinfect the item before it is used on you. The manicuring table is required to be properly sanitized between each client. A sterilizer (a container filled with a disinfectant solution for sterilizing manicuring tools) should be visible on the table. The manicuring tools also must be properly sanitized between each client. Manicuring requires the use of chemicals (such as acetone) and salons must be properly ventilated. If you are conscious of a strong chemical odor, proper ventilation may not be in place. The price list for all services must be posted in a conspicuous place in the salon. No salon may use any advertising which is misleading or inaccurate or misrepresent any materials or services, terms, values or policies. If something doesn't look or feel right, trust your instincts and ask questions. If you become uncomfortable or experience unexpected pain, immediately interrupt or stop the service. If you received service, but you were unhappy and want to file a complaint, then you can do so through the state department, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers. In most cases they offer the ability to submit your complaint online or allow you to download the file manually and mail or fax it in. Ricky Nails 4919 Flat Shoals Pkwy Decatur, GA 30034. If the information for this salon needs to be updated, please use our Salon Update Form to submit the correct business information. One of the biggest names in garden supplies is all about weed now. Scotts Miracle-Gro, the maker of home, lawn, and garden-care goods that traces its roots back to the 19th century, blamed disappointing quarterly earnings on the volatility of the cannabis market, on which it is increasingly dependent. Since 2016, annual sales growth at subsidiary Hawthorne Gardening—which owns dozens of brands selling lights, filtration systems, premium soil, containers, air filters, and more specialized supplies for hydroponic operations—has outpaced the group’s general lawn and garden business.
For the fourth quarter, the parent company reported overall sales of $298 million, up 35% from the same quarter a year before.
The Hawthorne unit was up a whopping 84% over that period, largely thanks to its acquisition of Sunlight Supply, yet another name in hydroponics that represented a near-literal doubling down in the weed business for Scotts Miracle-Gro. “There are a lot of Scotts people wearing Hawthorne shirts these days,” said CEO Jim Hagedorn, on a call with investors this week. That’s why, said Hagedorn, the company’s bottom line was hit hard by a slowdown in the California cannabis business, where sales were lower than expected following the state’s rocky first year of legal adult use.