April 20, 2011
Remember the day(s) of your state board exam? Were you scared and nervous, or cool as a cucumber? Here are some testimonials from fellow techs about that landmark day.
Keywords: career handbook exams newbie state licensing student issues
January 18, 2011
Barbers banned from eating onions. Women barred from cutting their hair without their husband’s consent. No selling nail polish on Sundays. These wacky real-life beauty regulations certainly warrant a chuckle or two.
Keywords: state licensing
November 17, 2010
State boards governing the actions of professionals providing hand and foot beauty have been shaking up the regulations with new sanitation provisions. We set out to clear up the confusion and find out what’s happening in your neck of the woods.
Keywords: autoclaves disinfection Indiana Iowa legislation
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.
Keywords: business disinfection inspections legislation state licensing
October 1, 2010
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.
Keywords: disinfection implements legislation nippers state licensing
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.
Keywords: California state regulations licensing state licensing
December 1, 2009
Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act needn’t break the bank and may be as simple as doing what you are already good at. Take five parts hospitality, one part research, two parts active listening, and add a dash of compassion to create a salon that’s accessible to all.
Keywords: business tools modern nail salon professional image special needs clients
August 10, 2009
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) just announced the two organizations have signed an agreement to effect a proposed merger. The merger will combine the best practices and leverage the complementary strengths, assets, and member benefits of each group to improve all sectors of the professional beauty industry.
Keywords: associations National Cosmetology Association Professional Beauty Association
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.
Keywords: legislation Maine mobile salons spa parties state licensing
June 1, 2009
Florida is the latest state to ban fish pedicures.
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January 29, 2009
Universal Companies and the NCEA (National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors, and Associations) have teamed up to offer training to help prepare candidates for the NCEA Certification exam.
Keywords: associations continuing education legislation
January 1, 2009
Texas and Washington State banned fish pedicures due to safety concerns.
Keywords: fish pedicures pedicure sanitation
December 22, 2008
From sometime in 2000 through August 2008, Lynda Dieu Phan and Duc Cao Nguyen, both of New Cumberland, Pa, and Justin Phan, of Tennessee, conspired for Lynda Dieu Phan to travel to Vietnam to recruit victims to work in her York, Pa.-area nail salons, according to a federal indictment released last week.
Keywords: crime legislation licensing
December 19, 2008
The National Cosmetology Association (NCA) recently elected a new Board of Directors, including new board president Mark Goodman.
Keywords: associations National Cosmetology Association