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Nail Techs Turned Advocates

June 28, 2016  | Article

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. 

Keywords: licensing   nail tech issues   nail techs doing good   pedicure safety   reciprocity  

Nebraska Technicians Seek Licensing

July 14, 2015  | Article

Nail Tech’s of Nebraska is lobbying state senators to introduce a bill to license nail technicians.

Keywords: licensing   Nebraska   state licensing  

Did You Get Your Copy of The Big Book?

November 21, 2013  | Article

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.

Keywords: marketing/promotions   salon safety   state licensing  

PBA Launches Campaign to Prevent Deregulation

September 1, 2013  | Article

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.

Keywords: licensing   PBA   Professional Beauty Association   state licensing  

The Apprentice

March 13, 2013  | Article

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.

Keywords: apprentice programs   cosmetology schools   state licensing  

Making the Grade: Elevating Nail Schools

September 11, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: Backscratchers   California   CND   cosmetology schools   education  

Arizona State Board faces lawsuit from dispatch service that sends cosmetologists to homebound clients

January 10, 2012  | Article

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.”

Keywords: Arizona   special needs clients   state licensing   state regulations  

On My Mind: Grades Are Important

October 1, 2010  | Article

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?

Keywords: California   discount salons   Hannah Lee   North Carolina   salon inspections  

Making the Grade

October 1, 2010  | Article

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.

Keywords: Business   disinfection   inspections   legislation   state licensing  

Watch Out for Licensing Scams

May 1, 2010  | Article

Scams in at least two states make it clear that nail and cosmetology licensees should be on the alert to avoid being defrauded.

Keywords: California state regulations   licensing   state licensing  

Tech's Efforts Expand Mobile Spa Rights

August 1, 2009  | Article

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.

Keywords: legislation   Maine   mobile salons   spa parties   state licensing  

My Biggest Challenge Is…

November 1, 2006  | Article

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.

Keywords: allergic reactions   communicating with customers   continuing education   cosmetology schools   customer service  

Where Is the REAL Power in the Nail Industry?

July 1, 2006  | Article

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.

Keywords: state licensing   Vietnamese salon industry  

Nail Services Go Mobile

June 1, 2006  | Article

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  

Make a Wish: Nail Techs Tell Us Their Hopes for the New Year

January 1, 2004  | Article

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.

Keywords: continuing education   professional image   professionalism   state licensing  

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