December 19, 2013
We don’t know anyone who enjoys a visit from the state inspector, but we’ve learned it’s often not as bad as we imagined. These techs tell their survival stories.
November 20, 2012
The governing and oversight body for the cosmetology industries in each state; the composition of state boards vary by state, and authority varies widely.
February 28, 2011
What goes into helping nail salons stay compliant and protecting public safety? We talked to some movers and shakers behind the scenes in state cosmetology boards to shed some light on what it takes to fill their shoes.
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.
August 3, 2007
A new Texas legislature signed into law states that if Texas state health officials witness flagrant violations of sanitation standards in salons, they now have the jurisdiction to immediately close the salon.
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Spacing Out16 photos
Treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body.
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Do I need a special permit to do medical pedicures?
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
How do you react to negative feedback?
Do you use over-the-counter (non-professional only) polish?
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