legislation


French Agency Recommends Regulations for Fish Pedicures
  • May 3, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I haven’t seen fish pedicures in the news for a while in the U.S., but apparently they are gaining popularity in France. A French agency for occupational health and safety is calling for “strictly regulating” the

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
“I Am a Professional. I Am Licensed.” Campaign Launched by PBA
  • April 25, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

We’ve been talking quite a bit about beauty professional licensing and the threat of deregulation lately. Many of you know my opinion on the subject already, but for the record, I want to say again that

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
94% of U.S. Voters Support Required Licensing for Beauty Professionals, PBA Finds
  • April 18, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

An overwhelming majority (94%) of general election voters from across the U.S. overwhelmingly support the required licensing of beauty professionals and feel these licenses protect the public and improve both the quality and safety in the

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Keywords: Florida   health   Indiana   legislation   Michigan  
Illinois, Iowa, and Washington D.C. — Is It Too Much to Ask for a Response?
  • March 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

For all of you NAILS Magazine subscribers, the April 2013 issue is likely arriving at your mailbox this week. I got my copy a few days ago. Usually, even though I’ve seen all of the pages

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Keywords: business   legislation   salon safety  
California's Welcome to Our World Congressional Educational Event Coming Up
  • February 7, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I attended the federal-level Welcome to Our World event in 2011, and I was happy to learn that my state of California has a similar event on the state level to talk to our representatives about

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Keywords: Beauty for Good   business   California   legislation  
San Francisco Recognizes Eight Nail Salons for Healthy Practices
  • December 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

While working on a nail salon ventilation story for the February issue of NAILS Magazine, I was happy to discover some U.S. cities and counties reward salons for improving their work environments. In King County (home

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
Volunteers Needed for D.C.'s Welcome to Our World
  • April 24, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

If you care about the beauty industry and can be in Washington D.C. on May 9, then I highly encourage you to volunteer your skills at the annual Welcome to Our World event on Capitol Hill.Welcome

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Keywords: business   legislation   salon services  
Yay! Indiana Bill to Eliminate Licensing Withdrawn
  • February 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Yay! Indiana Bill to Eliminate Licensing Withdrawn Thanks so much for to all NAILS’ Magazine From the Editor readers who told Indiana that we need licensing and to everyone else who helped spread the word and who

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Keywords: business   health   legislation   salon safety  
Tell Indiana We Need Licensing
  • January 13, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I am alarmed by a bill in Indiana’s state legislature that would eliminate government licensing and regulation of nail techs. House Bill 1006, authored by David Wolkins, proposes that licensing be completely eliminated for everyone in

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Debit Card Fees to Reduce by 80% July 21
  • June 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Salon owners and product retailers should begin to get a break from debit card transaction fees starting July 21, 2011, according to a statement from the Federal Reserve. The legislation, which was passed last July in

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Keywords: business   legislation  
Photos from PBA Lobby Day
  • May 27, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Wednesday was PBA Lobby Day, the main event I flew to D.C. to attend. We split into groups as determined by geography (With NAILS Magazine being based in Southern California, I was in the California-Nevada group),

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Keywords: business   legislation   On the Road  
Blogging from D.C.
  • May 24, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s been over a decade since I lasted visited our nation’s capital on a family vacation. That trip was purely touristy. I remember going to the Smithsonian museums and waiting in line at the U.S. Mint.

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Keywords: business   legislation   On the Road  
Don’t Take Away Manicuring, Salon Regulations in Florida
  • April 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Update 4/15/11: Due to contradicting information available online, we went right to the source, Rep. Dorothy Hukill, regarding if salons and manicurists are included in HB 5005 or not. We heard back today and are thrilled

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Local Nail Ordinance Captures National Attention
  • November 15, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The New York Times recently reported on the greening of San Francisco’s nail salons. In October, the City of San Francisco passed the country’s first Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance. In what its backers call “a

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Keywords: health   legislation  
Texas State Board Joins Facebook, Twitter
  • October 7, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Nothing speaks to the power of social media more than this: a state board is now using Facebook and Twitter to communicate with licensees. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) joined two online social

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Keywords: legislation   social media  
Man Sues Nail Salon for Gender Discrimination
  • September 30, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Many of us, myself included, were in an uproar over the recent case of a Georgia woman being charged more for a pedicure because, according to the salon, the client was overweight and so could potentially

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Keywords: clients   legislation   salon services  
On My Mind: Grades Are Important
  • September 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Some states, like North Carolina, require salons to post their inspection scores where consumers can see them. While I’m not necessarily a proponent of more rules and regulations for the nail industry, I do believe that

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Keywords: California   clients   Hannah Lee   health   legislation  
Iowa Requires Sterilization for Cuticle Nippers
  • July 15, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Earlier this year, Iowa mandated the autoclaving of certain implements in the salon. As of March, cuticle nippers (along with tweezers and comedone extractors) must be sterilized by steam, dry heat, or other sterilization equipment.  The

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
Texas Cosmetologists: Your State Board Wants Your Feedback
  • March 15, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Texas barbers and cosmetologists: here’s your chance to tell The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) how to improve its services. An e-mail from the board says, “TDLR invites you to help plan our future

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Keywords: legislation  
Fake Inspector Scamming Texas Salons
  • February 19, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

OK, now this is just plain scary. A man is impersonating a state board inspector to try to get money from Houston-area salons. Read the notice from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and

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Keywords: legislation   salon safety  
Texas Licensing Scam Warning
  • February 18, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

As if the California licensing scam wasn’t bad enough, there are now reports of a similar scam taking place in Texas. Here’s the notice I received from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR): TDLR is warning all

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Dr. Fish Bites Back
  • December 14, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

In journalism school, one of the oft-repeated maxims we learned about “what is news?” went as follows: “If the story is ‘dog bites man,’ it’s not news. If the story is ‘man bites dog,’ it is.”

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Keywords: Arizona   business   clients   health   legislation  
What to Expect During an Inspection
  • September 3, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Let the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology alleviate some of your apprehension about the salon inspection process by watching the board’s interactive webinar “What to Expect During an Inspection: What You Need to Know”.

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
It’s the Little Things
  • July 27, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve met representatives of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology several times, and I’m pleased that the board members seem genuinely interested in keeping California nail salons from getting fined during inspections. To that end,

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Keywords: health   legislation   On the Road   salon safety  
California Licensing Scam Warning
  • July 6, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just received an e-mail with the following message and wanted to share it with you all immediately.  The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Cal-BBC) has posted a warning on their website, of a scam

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   legislation   salon safety  
Salon Inspection on YouTube
  • June 30, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just found a professionally-done video by the Washington Department of Licensing of a nail salon inspection. You can watch the six-minute video here. The video is geared toward consumers (advising them of what to look for

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Keywords: clients   health   legislation   salon safety  
Obama Enlists Salon Owners in Registering Voters
  • August 12, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

In an effort to increase voter registration in the African-American community, the Obama campaign launched the National Barbershop and Beauty Salon Voter Registration Campaign last weekend at the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show in Atlanta. According

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   legislation  
What Does Cutting Hair Have to Do With Rubbing Feet?
  • August 6, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

An article in the Los Angeles Times caught my eye recently. It was about the proliferation of foot massage parlors in ethnically Chinese neighborhoods in L.A. over the past three years. Explains writer David Pierson, the

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Keywords: legislation  
North Carolina Makes the Grade
  • June 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to say I was happily surprised this morning when I logged on to the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners and saw how easy it was to navigate.

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health   legislation   North Carolina   salon safety  
Beauty Industry “W.O.W.s” California Legislators
  • June 16, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

California’s Welcome To Our World (W.O.W.) lobbying event in Sacramento, held on April 21, is now a much anticipated annual tradition for California legislators and regulators. Hosted on the south steps of the State Capitol building,

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Keywords: legislation  
Salon Safety
  • June 13, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I just wrote an article about salon safety for our upcoming August issue. While researching it, I found some interesting things that didn’t make it into the print edition. The article focuses on the simple, first-step

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
Law & Order: SE (Salon Edition)
  • June 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I object, your honor. Oh, the glory of having a moment of limelight in the courtroom — and all the better if it's not from the defendant's chair. The California state Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

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Keywords: legislation   salon safety  
Schwarzenegger Hits Up Salon Industry for a Loan
  • June 9, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

In a effort to ease a $15.2 billion budget shortfall in California’s general fund, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed borrowing from several of the state’s “special funds,” including $10 million from industry fees earmarked to inspect

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Keywords: legislation  
Symptoms of a Bigger Problem
  • April 10, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I recently read an article in The Sacramento Bee about 17 Sacramento beauty and nail salons being cited by The Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement for illegally classifying their workers as independent contractors.  This topic is one I

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Keywords: business   legislation  
IRS and Worker Classification
  • April 7, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

   With the final crunch of tax time falling upon us, many techs are rushing to finish through their final stages of tax forms. I recently found out just how complicated taxes can be in the

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Keywords: business   legislation  
Hear Out the State Board
  • February 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Love ’em or hate ’em, your state board has a huge influence on how you conduct business day-to-day in your salon. At least in California, I’ve been happy to see board members make themselves accessible to

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Keywords: legislation   salon safety  

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