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Why Join the CCA?

October 27, 2011  | Article

Education and insurance top the list of reason techs should join the California Cosmetology Association (CCA).

Keywords: associations   insurance  

A Conversation With a Salon Inspector

June 24, 2011  | Article

Owner of Salon Inspector LLC, Monika Herzog Butler has made it her mission to educate salon employees on the whys behind the sanitation rules and to instill a sense of pride when it comes to the quality of their services.

Keywords: salon inspections   salon sanitation  

21 Tips for Passing Your State Board Exam

June 2, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: career handbook   exams   licensing   national licensing   newbie  

Nail Techs Form a New Industry Trade Association

May 27, 2011  | News

“The United Federation of Nail Technicians has formed to help provide nail techs with support and benefits normally found in other industries,” says federation president Erick Westcott.

Keywords: associations   Gelousy  

TDLR Reaches Out to Texas Techs

May 26, 2011  | News

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is now on Facebook and Twitter, offering you a great way to keep in touch.

Keywords: state licensing  

Taking the State Boards

April 20, 2011  | Article

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  

Strange But True Beauty Laws

January 18, 2011  | Article

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  

All Steamed Up

November 17, 2010  | Article

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  

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  

Iowa Requires Sterilization for Cuticle Nippers

October 1, 2010  | Article

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  

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  

Tearing Down Business Barriers

December 1, 2009  | Article

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  

PBA and NCA Agree to Proposed Merger

August 10, 2009  | News

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  

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  

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