state board


The governing and oversight body for the cosmetology industries in each state; the composition of state boards vary by state, and authority varies widely.

Keywords:   inspections     legislation     licensing     salon inspections     state licensing  

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21 Tips for Passing Your State Board Exam

June 2, 2011

You’ve graduated from nail school! But before you can start working in a salon you have to pass your state board exam. Here are 21 tips to prepare you for the big day.

On My Mind: Grades Are Important

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?

12 Common Inspection Violations

June 1, 2006

Having an inspector show up at your salon can be a stress-inducing event, especially if the salon isn’t as clean as it can be and if the employees are not following the rules and regulations of their respective states. We asked former and current state board officials to tell us some of the most common salon inspection violations inspectors find when they visit salons.

State Boards: They Serve & Protect

November 1, 1998

Behind the bureaucracies of the state boards are your peers — working cosmetologists and nail technicians charged with protecting your — and their — customers' health and safety.

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