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June 6, 2001 | BETH COONEY, STAMFORD ADVOCATE
Does sandal season make you feel like sticking your toes in the sand? Pedicures can smooth calluses, remove dry, flaky skin and give your toenails polish. If you want a fresh look, you might try this season's palette of fruity polish colors, including some electric pastel greens and blues. "We have a lot of new colors . . . things that are kind of whimsical, like Key Lime Pie, for example," says Rhonda Stefanick, pedicurist at the Noelle Spa for Beauty & Wellness in Stamford, Conn.
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February 8, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
Los Angeles' temperate climate means that it is manicure-pedicure season all year long. So it's no wonder that nail salons in Southern California are big business, peppering nearly every strip mall and street corner to rival the ubiquity of Starbucks. The nail industry in the U.S. reached $7.47 billion from 2012-13, according to Nails Magazine, and the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative says there are around 1,900 nail salons in Los Angeles County. Most offer a quick mani/pedi for the palatable price of around $25; another $12 will often buy a 15-minute shoulder massage.
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NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Walt Disney World recently revamped the spa at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Lake Buena Vista , Fla., and plans to do the same at a second Florida property next year. It's all part of a "reimagined" spa concept, in Disney speak, called Senses . Starting Jan. 16, Walt Disney World will take over operation of all spas, salons and fitness centers at its properties, a company statement says. The pampering at Senses is aimed at parents, not children, though guests will hear what's called "Disney orchestral music" playing while having a treatment.
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Walt Disney World recently revamped the spa at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Lake Buena Vista , Fla., and plans to do the same at a second Florida property next year. It's all part of a "reimagined" spa concept, in Disney speak, called Senses . Starting Jan. 16, Walt Disney World will take over operation of all spas, salons and fitness centers at its properties, a company statement says. The pampering at Senses is aimed at parents, not children, though guests will hear what's called "Disney orchestral music" playing while having a treatment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1988 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
With his attorney charging that he is a victim of "irrational fear and misinformation" reminiscent of the Dark Ages, an AIDS patient who was denied a pedicure took the owner of a trendy nail salon to court on Monday in the first civil test of West Hollywood's AIDS anti-discrimination law. Paul Jasperson, 36, contends that Jessica's Nail Clinic on Sunset Boulevard violated his civil rights when it turned him down for a pedicure in July, 1986.
NEWS
January 15, 1999 | BARBARA THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the boom of manicure-pedicure salons everywhere, the California Podiatric Medical Assn. was concerned enough to survey its members about their patients and pedicures. To its surprise, the group found out that pedicures may actually lead to doctor visits. True--and for two primary reasons. In the recent survey, about 25% of podiatrists reported that among patients coming in with problems stemming from commercial pedicures, 70% of those are from dirty equipment.
HEALTH
March 21, 2005 | Kathleen Doheny, Special to The Times
Sheila Cook settles back in the stuffed leather chair and wiggles her toes in the attached whirlpool basin, bubbling with warm water. As a bank manager who regularly logs a 12-hour day, much of it on her feet, her biweekly spa pedicure is part luxury, part necessity. "If I don't get my pedicure, I am cranky," said Cook, 52, of Shadow Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1987 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that a West Hollywood nail salon does not have to provide a pedicure to an AIDS patient who claimed that the salon discriminated against him because of his disease. In his 12-page decision, Judge David M. Rothman turned down Paul Jasperson's request for a court order that would have compelled Jessica's Nail Clinic to provide him with pedicure services.
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February 8, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
Los Angeles' temperate climate means that it is manicure-pedicure season all year long. So it's no wonder that nail salons in Southern California are big business, peppering nearly every strip mall and street corner to rival the ubiquity of Starbucks. The nail industry in the U.S. reached $7.47 billion from 2012-13, according to Nails Magazine, and the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative says there are around 1,900 nail salons in Los Angeles County. Most offer a quick mani/pedi for the palatable price of around $25; another $12 will often buy a 15-minute shoulder massage.
HOME & GARDEN
July 18, 2009 | CHRIS ERSKINE
I was thinking the other day, while I was getting my toes done, that I need to get out of Los Angeles before it's too late, before I start frequenting spas or doing picnics at the Bowl on a regular basis. In about five years, L.A. is destined to become the first unisex city in America. As it is, they've got poor Joe Torre doing ads for green tea. And I want no part of that. A real nation has two political parties and two distinct sexes, Sacha Baron Cohen not withstanding. "Isn't this fun, Daddy?"
HOME & GARDEN
July 18, 2009 | CHRIS ERSKINE
I was thinking the other day, while I was getting my toes done, that I need to get out of Los Angeles before it's too late, before I start frequenting spas or doing picnics at the Bowl on a regular basis. In about five years, L.A. is destined to become the first unisex city in America. As it is, they've got poor Joe Torre doing ads for green tea. And I want no part of that. A real nation has two political parties and two distinct sexes, Sacha Baron Cohen not withstanding. "Isn't this fun, Daddy?"
NEWS
August 3, 2008 | Matthew Barakat, Associated Press
Ready for the latest in spa pampering? Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away. Fish pedicures are creating something of a splash in the D.C. area, where a northern Virginia spa has been offering them for the last four months. John Ho, who runs the Yvonne Hair & Nails salon with his wife, Yvonne Le, said 5,000 people had taken the plunge. He said he wanted to come up with something unique and needed a replacement for razors used to scrape off dead skin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2008 | Duke Helfand, Hector Becerra and Scott Gold, Times Staff Writers
In Chino Hills, preschool director Susan Harris was tending to a student who had stepped on a bee when the ground began to tremble. As they huddled together under a counter, the little girl could only stare into her eyes. "It's OK," Harris told her, though that was not clear at all. "It's OK." Across town, Kimberly Kessel was putting away a vacuum cleaner when her house started shaking. She bolted into the backyard without her shoes, her blue-eyed, 18-month-old son cradled in her arms.
WORLD
June 9, 2008 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
The facialist at a popular salon here couldn't help being a bit nervous. Her client that afternoon was a particularly demanding one, certain to quiz her unrelentingly about the latest anti-wrinkle creams and pore-reduction potions. But such exactitude, she said, is typical of her male customers. Pakistan may be a macho, tradition-bound society with conservative Muslim mores, but the male-beauty trade is booming here.
BUSINESS
May 21, 2008 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
Even the well-heeled are willing to cut back in a rocky economy, though there are some sacrifices they just won't make. Laurel Chirico, who owns three Tony & Guy Hairdressing salons in Orange County and charges $250 for a cut, can testify to that. "I'm booked out a couple months. I don't see any slowdown at all," Chirico said recently. "We're definitely a business that's pretty safe" in the midst of what might be a recession.
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September 16, 2007 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
IT'S billed as the "After Shopping Paradise," a "self-indulgence" that combines foot reflexology and "a truly spectacular pedicure to revive your feet and your spirits." What is it really? A $200 pedicure. It takes place at La Prairie Spa at the Beverly Hills Hotel. You slip into a terry robe and slippers and sip a cup of Introspection tea, then an attendant leads you into a candle-lighted massage room. Once you've disrobed (for a foot treatment?
NEWS
May 4, 2001 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the arrival of sandal season and the rush to get pedicures, state health officials are warning women about a new danger at nail salons: a bacteria that can cause boils and skin ulcers. A recent survey indicated that M. fortuitum bacteria could be growing in as many as 89% of foot baths in the state's 36,725 salons. The survey by the state Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology followed an outbreak last year at the Fancy Nails salon in Watsonville.
NEWS
May 28, 1992 | AURORA MACKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2006 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
In Southern California, the land of nearly year-round sandal weather, pedicures long ago advanced from basic corner nail salon services to spa treatments featuring reclining chairs and peppermint massage oils. Now pedicures have ascended to the realm of luxury and a few of their practitioners to the level of celebrity.
HEALTH
March 21, 2005 | Kathleen Doheny, Special to The Times
Sheila Cook settles back in the stuffed leather chair and wiggles her toes in the attached whirlpool basin, bubbling with warm water. As a bank manager who regularly logs a 12-hour day, much of it on her feet, her biweekly spa pedicure is part luxury, part necessity. "If I don't get my pedicure, I am cranky," said Cook, 52, of Shadow Hills.
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