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Old 12-26-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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I searched on this forum and didn't see a question about the poorly and well rated nail salons in San Antonio. When I lived elsewhere, the local news reviewed many nail salons and recommended those that cleaned the instruments in a sterilizing machine, didn't use files repeatedly, etc.

Is there anything like that here in SA? I've heard friends say they've been in certain places and watched them use the same pedicure water for more than one client (YUK).
I would appreciate any help!!
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:07 AM
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Who would stick their feet in water from another person's pedicure?

But here you go:
http://www.license.state.tx.us/cimsfo/fosearch2.asp
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Old 12-26-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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No one put their feet in dirty looking water.
A friend watched as the same pedicure solution was used for one client and then the next client sat down and unknowingly used the same water. With the solution and bubbles in the water, it would be difficult to know if the solution was new when you sat down.
The link is good for checking on licensing, but I didn't see anything to verify if a facility has been reviewed to see if they maintain proper hygiene standards.
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Old 12-26-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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When I attended a mandatory training for health care providers in Seattle, the instructor said there is no such thing as a sanitary pedicure at a salon or spa because no facilities take the time to clean and change out everything between clients. He said it would take so long to do it properly, they would be out of business. So there are only "unsanitary" and "even more unsanitary" choices. I've never had a spa pedicure since.
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Old 12-26-2008, 06:49 PM
 
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I go to a salon where they don't use the pedicure thrones - I miss the bubbles and stuff, but I feel a lot better when they use a bowl or basin that can be sterilized and doesn't have any gross corners where stuff can hide. It's essentially impossible to sterilize the pipes on those pedicure thrones.
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Old 12-26-2008, 07:51 PM
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No one put their feet in dirty looking water.
A friend watched as the same pedicure solution was used for one client and then the next client sat down and unknowingly used the same water. With the solution and bubbles in the water, it would be difficult to know if the solution was new when you sat down.
The link is good for checking on licensing, but I didn't see anything to verify if a facility has been reviewed to see if they maintain proper hygiene standards.
The basin is empty when I stick my feet in.........they add water and bubbles as I sit there. I do my own at home most of the time anyway, but as someone else mentioned, it's never a sanitary procedure at a public spa.

As far as the link not being good enough, why don't you google something yourself? That's all I did.
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:09 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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As far as the link not being good enough, why don't you google something yourself? That's all I did.



How on earth could the inspectors KNOW 100% for sure what they do ALL the time. I think no matter what...just like with manicures you just have to go with their reputation & your own "gut" feeling about the place.
I don't like the idea of any of it. Too many "cooties" that are too easily spread in those places.
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The link does show places that have been fined for not following sanitary procedures, so I think it might be a helpful guide for places one might want to avoid (esp. if someplace shows up on their repeatedly). Without a specific salon in mind, I just typed "nail" in the company field, which pulled back several results... Some of the reasons are interesting to read, like "Respondent possessed an electric drill other than those specifically designed and manufactured for use in the professional nail industry." Yuck.

There are at least a few salons which offer "waterless pedicures" in town. I had one once and did not really like it, but that might be an option for you.
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