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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November 21, 2013
NAILS’ 2013-2014 Big Book is the ultimate resource for those in the nail industry. With information on the latest statistics and trends, this annual issue also contains a state board directory, salon safety guidelines, and a marketers directory.
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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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March 13, 2013
Donald Trump may have given apprenticeship some glamour, but aspiring nail techs have been completing these hands-on training programs for years pre-dating the hit show “The Apprentice”. (And instead of hearing “you’re fired,” nail tech apprentices hear “you’re licensed!”) Before you sign up for an apprenticeship, take on an apprentice at your salon, or set out to get your state’s laws changed on the subject, here’s what you need to know.
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September 11, 2012
All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.
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January 10, 2012
Angels on Earth Home Beauty LLC, a cosmetology dispatch service founded by entrepreneur Lauren Boice, filed a lawsuit against the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology accusing it of “irrational, oppressive, and unlawful regulations.”
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October 1, 2010
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 since most salons are already being inspected, why not post the grade?
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October 1, 2010
State inspectors have the ability to strike fear into salon owners, but listen closely and you will find opportunity ... even in a less-than-perfect rating. How states handle inspections (or a lack of them) is as varied as the colors clients choose.
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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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August 1, 2009
Jody Newman, owner of I Do Spas, works to change legislation in Maine regarding the rights of mobile spas to service parties in people's homes.
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November 1, 2006
A career in the nail industry has its fair share of rewards, but with it can come issues that challenge even the most die-hard professional. From finding it difficult to retail products to being allergic to chemicals in the salon, it seems almost every nail tech has some concerns regarding her occupation.
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July 1, 2006
You can use your power for the benefit of the industry or you can squander it if you let others talk for you. You DO have power. Discover it and use it wisely.
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June 1, 2006
More and more, nail technicians and salons are eschewing tradition and going to clients instead of the other way around. We’ve spotlighted some mobile salon services to give you an idea of what life on the road is like — and you might be surprised to find it’s not all that different from working in a salon.
Keywords: mobile salons state licensing
January 1, 2004
We called nail techs and salon owners around the country to find out what’s on their wish list for the nail industry. From better education to an improved economy, here is what some nail technicians are hoping to see in 2004.
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