June 28, 2016
After building successful nail businesses, these techs set their sights on the greater good. From giving Georgia salon professionals a voice in government to raising pedicure safety standards to putting pressure on Connecticut to add a manicurist license, their accomplishments are everyone’s gain. Get inspired and get involved.
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July 14, 2015
Nail Tech’s of Nebraska is lobbying state senators to introduce a bill to license nail technicians.
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May 6, 2015
In February, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) received the Public Affairs Council’s 2015 Grassroots Innovation Award for Social Media Innovation for its “I Am Licensed” campaign.
Keywords: licensing PBA Professional Beauty Association
May 1, 2014
A nail technician who went from working in his family-owned salon to styling nails for celebrities, Adam Tran shares his 10 tips for becoming a successful beauty professional.
Keywords: Business business tools education keeping your business competitive licensing
September 1, 2013
As part of a continued effort to educate lawmakers, consumers, and the industry on the importance of beauty industry licensing and regulations, and to prevent industry deregulation, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has announced its new “I Am A Professional. I Am Licensed.” campaign.
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July 29, 2013
This awareness campaign aims to build a stronger, more united front of licensed professionals, and arm them with information to share with their clients on why licensing is important to protect the public from potential harm and the spread of communicable diseases.
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May 30, 2011
Call them ongles or uñas, nägel or negle, they’re still nails and they deserve the attention of a skilled professional — no matter where you live. These international techs share what life is like in the nail industry in their slice of the world.
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May 1, 2010
Scams in at least two states make it clear that nail and cosmetology licensees should be on the alert to avoid being defrauded.
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March 1, 2010
Surprise! It’s often said that school does little to prepare techs for the salon environment. And it’s not only the technical challenges that may come as a surprise to the newly minted nail tech.
Keywords: building your clientele cosmetology schools education finding a job learning new techniques
August 1, 2007
Cyndy Drummey tackles a few industry sacred cows in this award-winning editorial.
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April 1, 2006
Not too many people can say they love exams, but ask nail techs in Germany whether they like taking tests and they’ll most likely respond with an emphatic yes.
Keywords: international licensing
September 1, 2003
During the NAILS Roundtable Breakfast in Las Vegas, nail techs, salon owners, manufacturers, and educators took a frank look at the state of the industry and discussed the challenges facing nails today. Echoing concerns as old the industry, education and sanitation proved to be the hot topics.
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September 1, 2001
So what does make a state progressive? We targeted 25 different areas, everything from licensing and continuing education, growth in licenses and salons, to community involvement, and the state’s inspector-to-salon ratio.
Keywords: continuing education Illinois licensing Nebraska
August 1, 2001
What happens when a nail technician or salon is reported to a state board or other regulating agency? Here’s a simplified rundown on what happens – beginning with the initial complaint and ending, in some case, with an arrest.
Keywords: legislation licensing
December 1, 2000
How come the license that has become a symbol for professionalism halfway across the globe doesn’t hold the same cachet in this country?
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