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Nebraska Technicians Seek Licensing

July 14, 2015  | Article

Nail Tech’s of Nebraska is lobbying state senators to introduce a bill to license nail technicians.

Keywords: licensing   Nebraska   state licensing  

PBA’s “I Am Licensed” Campaign Wins Award

May 6, 2015  | News

In February, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) received the Public Affairs Council’s 2015 Grassroots Innovation Award for Social Media Innovation for its “I Am Licensed” campaign.

Keywords: licensing   PBA   Professional Beauty Association  


August 6, 2014  | Encyclopedia

Legislation that affects nail technicians tends to be in the realm of licensing, reciprocity, sanitation guidelines, and public safety. There have been several laws in the past decade surrounding pedicure safety (especially as it relates to certain kinds of equipment) and chemicals in products.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   Professional Beauty Association   Professional Beauty Federation   reciprocity  

Thinking Beyond the License

May 1, 2014  | Article

A nail technician who went from working in his family-owned salon to styling nails for celebrities, Adam Tran shares his 10 tips for becoming a successful beauty professional.   

Keywords: business   business tools   education   keeping your business competitive   licensing  

PBA Launches Campaign to Prevent Deregulation

September 1, 2013  | Article

As part of a continued effort to educate lawmakers, consumers, and the industry on the importance of beauty industry licensing and regulations, and to prevent industry deregulation, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has announced its new “I Am A Professional. I Am Licensed.” campaign.

Keywords: licensing   PBA   Professional Beauty Association   state licensing  

PBA Launches Campaign to Prevent Deregulation

July 29, 2013  | Article

This awareness campaign aims to build a stronger, more united front of licensed professionals, and arm them with information to share with their clients on why licensing is important to protect the public from potential harm and the spread of communicable diseases.

Keywords: licensing   PBA   professional image  

Tabatha Coffey Speaks About Beauty Licensing and the Threat of Deregulation

April 25, 2013  | Video

Celebrity hairstylist Tabatha Coffey speaks about beauty licensing and the threat of deregulation. Take action to protect beauty licensing and educate your clients about the issue. Learn more at

Keywords: licensing   state licensing  


November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The practice of reviewing and evaluating the need for a state’s licensing regulations, which occurs every few years in most U.S. states; most states periodically review the need for regulating certain industries (not just cosmetology) and may decide to change the oversight of the industry, deregulate the industry, or keep all regulations in place.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   state licensing  

state board

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

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  


November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

From the word “reciprocal,” this is the practice of U.S. states allowing nail professionals educated and licensed in one state to practice in another; usually involves passing the exam of the host state.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   reciprocity  


November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The act of granting permission by a governing authority to engage in a business or occupation (usually regulated at the state level); a license is required to do nails in almost every U.S. state.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   reciprocity  


November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A training method whereby the trainee learns while working with a professional already licensed in nail care; not all states allow nail technicians to earn their training via an apprenticeship program; some states allow a combination of school training and in-salon training.

Keywords: apprentice programs   licensing   schools  


November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Recognition by an authorized organization or agency that a school meets certain acceptable standards in its education programs, services, and facilities; regional accreditation usually applies to a school as a whole; accreditation of specific types of schools, such as trade and technical schools, may also be determined by a national organization (NACCAS is an organization that accredits cosmetology schools).

Keywords: licensing   schools  

Just my Opinion: Why Don't American State Boards Allow Online Training?

June 21, 2012  | Article

While learning and developing is incredibly important for nail techs, it is hard to get a quality education.

Keywords: continuing education   cosmetology schools   Just My Opinion   licensing  

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  

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