October 21, 2014
New York City may create a new system of letter grades for cosmetology businesses similar to the system used for restaurants.
April 21, 2014
Do you suffer from salon inspection anxiety? I’ve got the right prescription for you: Get prepared and be proactive.
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.
March 1, 2007
The most common violation was unlicensed service providers, says state board inspectors.
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