Health Tip: Nail Salon Safety -- Protect yourself from disease
News) -- Whether you live in a big city or small town, you'll probably
find no shortage of nail salons. But before you treat yourself to a
manicure or pedicure, find out if health and sanitation guidelines are
Dirty instruments and poor sanitation at some nail salons can put
women at risk for diseases such as athlete's foot and hepatitis B and
Mary's Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, Wisc., advises taking
Make sure your salon has an up-to-date operating license.
Don't shave your legs the night before or the day of a salon
footbath. Scrapes and nicks can make you more susceptible to
Check that nail instruments are properly sanitized. Heat
sterilization is best. Even better: Bring your own nail tools.
Wash your hands before a manicure and ask your manicurist to do the
Insist on fresh soapy water for hand or foot soaking.
Ask the manicurist to push back cuticles instead of cutting them.
essence, make sure your nail salon is clean and the technician is
using sterilized utensils for individual client(s). If at any
time you feel uncomfortable or unsure about the technician or salon do
not have the technician work on you.
it's important to understand the typical configuration of a tanning
salon. There are typically 4 types of equipment available in the
"Low Pressure" Tanning
Low pressure tanning is what tanning salons typically refer to as
base beds or standard beds. The bulbs emit a mixture of UVA and UVB.
"High Performance" Tanning
This is typically also referred to as medium pressure tanning. Some
salons incorrectly refer to this as "High Pressure" tanning. This is
a higher powered version of low pressure tanning. Essentially the
lamps are the same type with a higher output wattage for faster
"High Performance" Tanning
Malibu By The Sea exclusively features a class of tanning device
which you are not likely to find in most other tanning salons.
It's referred to as "High Performance". Our high performance
class beds provide the ultimate tanning experience, while
attending to the comfort of our clients. These are the optimal
beds to use for clients who enjoy the results of conventional
tanning, but do not enjoy the heat which can be generated by
conventional tanning equipment.
These beds feature:
Adjustable body fans for additional cooling or for clients who
simply enjoy a breeze.
High pressure facial lamps for a perfect facial tan. Shoulder
bulbs to address the spots that aren't covered by most
conventional tanning beds.
Malibu By The Sea's High Performance Tanning Bed: ISO Matrix L33
"High Pressure" Tanning
High Pressure tanning is a unique technology which is unlike
conventional tanning. High pressure tanning consists of mainly
UV-A wavelengths of light. Conventional tanning is a mixture of
UVA and UVB, while high pressure tanning is 98% UVA and a
minimal amount of UVB. Due to the small amount of UVB exposure,
it is difficult, but not impossible, to burn under normal
circumstances and cycle times in a high pressure bed.
The end result is a superior amount of color in a very short
amount of time. Additionally, most high pressure beds on the
market are 180 degree high pressure beds. This means they will
have bulbs on the top only and require you to turn over mid
session on a sticky mattress. Malibu By The Sea Bronzing Spa
features 360 degree high pressure which emits rays over 360
degrees and doesn't require you to turn over for full exposure.
Malibu By The Sea Bronzing Spa features the latest in spray
tanning with the California Tan Custom Bronzer. The tan from the
Custom Bronzer is applied by a trained technician. It provides
the best possible coverage and color available in a spray
tanning application. While many salons claim to feature spray
tanning, they typically carry the first generation version of
the spray tan. This older style of spray, while effective in its
time, has been greatly improved upon and has been realized as
the Innovation Series.
Malibu By The Sea's UV-Free Spray Tanning Booths: California Tan
Comparing Indoor Tanning vs. Outdoor Tanning
Basically your skin tans the same indoors as out. Ultraviolet
rays penetrate your skin causing different reactions. UVA and
UVB are emitted by the sun as well as by our tanning lamps. UVB
is commonly referred to as the burning ray because it is more
intense than UVA and is responsible for sunburn if the skin is
exposed to too much. Our tanning lamps emit more UVA or browning
rays and much less UVB than the sun, which is the best tanning
Although UVB is responsible for overexposure, it is necessary in
acquiring a tan. UVB stimulates melanocyte (pigment cells) in
your skin to produce melanin (pigment). The melanin absorbs UVA
to keep it from reaching deeper, more sensitive layers, of the
skin. UVA oxidizes, or darkens, the melanin forming a tan. This
whole process is the body's own natural defense against a
Malibu by the Sea Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary This
November with a Month Long Fundraiser For Voices for Children – CASA
of Monterey County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Marci Bracco (831) 747-7455
MONTEREY, CA -- Voices for Children – CASA of Monterey County, has
been named the charity beneficiary for Malibu by the Sea's 15 year
anniversary celebration to be held during the month of November.
Malibu by the Sea – a 5,000 square foot full-service salon located at
2024 Del Monte Avenue, Suite B, in
Monterey, will host a month long fundraiser to mark this momentous
milestone. Every Saturday, throughout the month of November, Malibu by
the Sea will donate 20% of the proceeds to Voices for Children -- CASA
of Monterey County.
Selecting Voices for Children -- CASA of Monterey County to be the
beneficiary demonstrates Malibu by the Sea’s commitment to community
and appreciation of the needs of abused children. Voices for
Children-- CASA of Monterey County which has also been serving local
foster children for 15 years, trains and manages community volunteers
who support and guide children in the foster care system. CASAs (Court
Appointed Special Advocates) speak up for the children’s best
interests and build relationships that help restore a child’s trust.
CASAs also mentor youth over age 18 as they transition out of foster
care into independent living.
Founded locally in 1996 as the Monterey County CASA Association,
Voices for Children -- CASA of Monterey County was formed to make sure
children placed in foster care receive the care and services they need
to be safe and thrive, with the goal of finding the child a permanent
home. Monterey County's first CASA was appointed in 1997. Since that
time we've trained over 900 community volunteers and served over 1,000
Celebrate Malibu by the Sea’s 15th Anniversary, support Voices for
Children -- CASA of Monterey Countyn , book your appointment today.
Call (831) 643-9378.
Tans for Cans
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Marci Bracco (831) 747-7455 Malibu By
The Sea Will Be Glowing For A Good Cause This Holiday Season
Tans For Cans Food Drive To Be Held September 1 –
December 31 MONTEREY, CA -- Monterey’s premier tanning salon is
hosting a “Tans for Cans” food drive, offering clients major discounts
on services in return for their donation to local hunger-related
charity The Food Bank For Monterey County.
By bringing five or more non-perishable cans of food
to Malibu by the Sea, customers will receive $5.00 off any tanning
service during that visit including spray tans between September 1
thru December 31, 2012.
The Food Bank for Monterey
County is a certified Feeding America food bank, it is the largest
supplier of emergency food in Monterey County, serving 1 in 5
low-income Monterey County residents (90,000 different people) with 6
million pounds of food annually. The national image of our area is one
of wealth and beauty. Yet poverty and food insecurity exist in the
“Salad Bowl of the World.” The challenge is great and the Food Bank
strives to meet it on a daily basis. For information, please visit
Malibu By The Sea “Tans for Cans” initiative
promotes community involvement, fundraising for local charities and
the mobilization of Malibu By The Sea employees to make a difference
in Monterey County. Customers are encouraged to bring in as many
canned goods as possible; however, the $5.00 discount will be limited
to that particular visit throughout the duration of the program.
Customers are welcome to return multiple times and enjoy the discount
at subsequent visits with additional donations.
more information regarding our services or to schedule your
appointment, please contact us at 831.643.9378
"Love How You Look"
Salon Winter Hours
Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. -
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Sunday by Appointment