Monday, January 21, 2008

Taking Better Care Of Your Skin Year-Round

(SPM Wire) Just as the hot summer sun can damage your skin, so too can the drier winter months and even the winter sun impact your skin.

Dr. Darrell S. Rigel, president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, says people don't realize the health threats associated with the glaring sun and cooler temperatures of the winter season. At times, the wind and sun combination is so harmful it can cause serious burns and skin conditions, such as eczema.

Healthy skin takes year-round maintenance -- here are some tips from Rigel that are especially helpful in colder climates:

* Moisturizer helps protect against harsh elements and is especially important when outside for any great length of time. It's best to apply moisturizer directly after a bath or shower to help seal in moisture and replenish the skin with the necessary water and oils.

* Wearing gloves is a simple and effective way to protect hands from the cold temperatures and dry air that triggers eczema

* Since snow reflects sunlight, the ultraviolet rays of the sun during the winter are just as intense, so when participating in winter recreational activities be sure to apply sunscreen even though the sun may not feel hot.

* Don't forget about the lips, studies show that only six percent of Americans are aware that ultraviolet rays can cause lip cancer.

For more information about healthy skin, visit online.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

L’Oréal Initiates Nationwide Recall of L’Oréal Paris Dream Blonde Bleach and Lightening Care Kit Due to Misprinted Directions

L'Oréal Paris, a division of L'Oréal USA, has initiated a voluntary recall from retail stores in the United States for the L'Oréal Paris Dream Blonde (Baby's Breath Blonde #100 Ultra Lightening) Bleach and Lightening care kit. The product was sold in retail outlets in the US from January 1 through January 18, 2008. L'Oréal is voluntarily taking this action due to an error in the printing of the directions for the use of the Dream Blonde Bleach and Lightening care kit. All retailers have been notified and have removed the product from their shelves. Affected consumers, estimated at a few hundred, will receive a full refund for returned product.

L'Oréal took immediate action following one customer complaint of the product causing irritation. The Dream Blonde Bleach and Lightening Care formula itself is safe. However, if used according to the current misprinted directions, complications such as irritation or sensitivity could result, so consumers should not use the product and should instead return it to their retailer for a refund. As with any product, if a consumer feels they are having any type of reaction or irritation, they should consultant their physician. This recall affects only the Dream Blonde Bleach and Lightening care kit in the Dream Blonde range of products.

Any consumers looking for more information should call 888-241-9504.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ladies beware!

Actions Taken by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology at its January 9 Meeting

Macon, Ga.—The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 9, 2008.

The Board voted to suspend the licenses of the following for disciplinary action pursuant to requests from the U.S. Department of Justice and O.C.G.A. §43-1-29:

Kimberly Taylor, Decatur
Sharon Bonita Tutt, Atlanta

The Board voted to accept fine monies and close the citation cases against the following:

2428 Hair Salon, Doraville
B Nails, Rincon
Beauty 4 You, Conyers
C Nails, McDonough
Christian Nail Salon, Stockbridge
City Nails, Athens
Daisy Nails, Conyers
Dream Nails, Oglethorpe
Hector’s Cuts, Marietta
Jasmine’s Hair Designs, Jonesboro
Kenneth Clites, Cumming
Lovely Nails, Rincon
MT Beauty, Macon
Nail Love, Stone Mountain
Nail Pros & Esthetics, Lake City
Nails 4 U, Swainsboro
Rose Nails, Barnesville
Rubi Nails Salon, Jackson
Ultra Salon 80, Buford
US Nails, Rome
Zion Nail, Buford

The Board voted to accept the following Voluntary Cease and Desist Orders for performing services without a license:

Anh Hong Hoang, Cosmetology Salon, Snellville
Bernar Perez, Cosmetology Salon, Loganville
Brabdu Edge Wynne, Cosmetology Instructor, Dublin
Carmen Michelle Smith, Cosmetology Salon, Decatur
Donna Heinz, Cosmetology Salon, Decatur
Donna M. Jones, Cosmetology Salon, Martinez
Emira Zimic, Master Cosmetologist, Stone Mountain
Eric Sean Jesperson, Master Cosmetologist, Atlanta
Heather McWhorter, Cosmetology Salon, Ashburn
Hien Thi Le, Cosmetology Salon, Evans
Kelli Glaser, Cosmetology Salon, Perry
Patricia Alice Nicholson, Nail Technician, Columbus
Rick Burleson, Cosmetology Salon, Stone Mountain
Sherry McLeod, Cosmetology Salon, Conyers
Theresa Austin, Cosmetology Salon, Columbus
Tiffany L. Brooks, Nail Technician, Columbus
Tiffany Michelle Freeman, Master Cosmetologist, Atlanta
Tracey Y. Lane, Master Cosmetologist, Columbus
Yolanda English, Cosmetology Salon, Augusta
Zorica Jahovic, Master Cosmetologist, Oxford

The Board voted to refer the following businesses to the Attorney General’s Office for revocation of the licenses due to habitual violations:

#1 Nail Salon, College Park
A&T Nails, Savannah
American Nails, Albany
Amy Nails, Riverdale
Blazer Nails, Valdosta
Cali Nails, Statesboro
CC's Barber Shop, Jonesboro
City Nails, Athens
CK Nails, Decatur
Creations, Lithonia
Daily Nails, Greensboro
Diamond Nail, McDonough
Doc Hollydays, Columbus
Elberton Nails, Elberton
Glamourous Nails, Covington
Golden Nails, Savannah
Hollywood Nails, Warner Robins
Infiniti Nails, Columbus
Infinity Beauty, Athens
Judy's Nails Salon, Griffin
King Beauty Salon, Milledgeville
LA Nails, Athens
Lady Nails & Tan, Moultrie
Lily Nail Shop, Forsyth
Lovely Nails II, Toccoa
Modern Nails, Cairo
Nail Art, Albany
Nail Illusion, Stone Mountain
Nail N More, Norcross
Nails By Laua, Savannah
Natural Nail Inc, Atlanta
New Nails Salon, Monroe
New Nails, Columbus
OJ's Barber, Columbus
Perfect Nails, Columbus
Pro Nails, Athens
Pro Nails, Nashville
Regal Nails, Albany
Salon 124 Inc, Snellville
Sexy Nails, Cornelia
Star Nails, Columbus
Top Nails, Lake Park
Wendy's Nails, Villa Rica

The Board voted to refer the following businesses or individuals to the Attorney General’s Office for revocation of the licenses because of unpaid citations:

Constance Elaine Jamison d/b/a Jazz Me Design, Atlanta
Emma Lee’s, Eastman
Ingrid Trachtenberg d/b/a Ingrid’s Skin & Body Care, Marietta
International Hair Braiding, Atlanta
Jacky’s Braiding, Forest Park
James Lamar Cooper d/b/a Lamar’s Beauty Salon, Atlanta
Jazz Beauty Salon, Red Oak
JC Nails, Jesup
JC Penny Styling, Centerville
Jeanne’s Hair Braiding & Supply, Jonesboro
Jeffery Brooke Salon, Atlanta
Jerry’s Style Beauty Shop, Lenox
JT Beauty Salon, Riverdale
Kay’s Beauty Salon, Forest Park
Kemyja Hair Design, Powder Springs
Kourouma Extravaganza, Atlanta
Kutt-N-Up, Lithonia
LaRon’s Beauty Salon, College Park
Le Soleil Tan & Nails, Suwanee
Le Yen T Tran d/b/a Le Yen Skin Wellness, Atlanta
Libby’s Nails, Columbus
Lovely Nail Hair & Tan, Dunwoody
LT Nails, Duluth

The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology will hold its next meeting Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 9 a.m. at the Professional Licensing Boards in Macon.

Gwinnett Historic Courthouse offers Winter Bridal and Fashion Show

Planning a wedding in Gwinnett County? Let Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation assist you with all of your wedding needs at the 2008 Winter Bridal and Fashion Show on Sun., Jan. 20 from 2-6 p.m. at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville.

Over 40 area vendors will display services ranging from catering, cakes and photography to event planning, florals and transportation. Emceed by Arba Tucker of Atlanta Wedding Ideas, the event will include two fashion shows, at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., both featuring tuxedos by Savvi Formalwear of Atlanta and gowns by Sweet Memories Bridal & Tuxedo of Lawrenceville. Complete Music will provide DJ services for the event, and My Special Events and Stacey Sparks Events will provide decorations for the courthouse. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse representatives will also be available for consultations during the bridal show.

Admission is $3 per person, and every registered bride will be eligible to win an elaborate door prizes geared towards her special day, with a special grand prize drawing concluding the evening.

The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is located at 185 Crogan St., in downtown Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-822-5450 or visit