June 28, 2016
After building successful nail businesses, these techs set their sights on the greater good. From giving Georgia salon professionals a voice in government to raising pedicure safety standards to putting pressure on Connecticut to add a manicurist license, their accomplishments are everyone’s gain. Get inspired and get involved.
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July 14, 2015
Nail Tech’s of Nebraska is lobbying state senators to introduce a bill to license nail technicians.
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November 17, 2014
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Nail school happened so fast — the experiences I’ve had while obtaining my licenses have been completely amazing, but it’s been a whirlwind!
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August 14, 2014
Though we couldn’t find her as of press time, Deanna Riddle-Frakes fought long and hard for licensing in Nebraska, rallying nail technicians to lobby their state representatives regarding the need (and industry’s desire) for licensing and regulation of health and safety practices.
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August 13, 2014
Intrigued by the workings of the state board and hoping to learn more about the industry while contributing to it, Phoenix-based Privette served seven terms as a volunteer member of the Arizona State Board, where she offered both the nail technician’s perspective and helped to shape regulatory changes. Privette also has been actively involved in the NCA and its education programs, and she served two terms on the NIA board.
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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.
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November 21, 2013
NAILS’ 2013-2014 Big Book is the ultimate resource for those in the nail industry. With information on the latest statistics and trends, this annual issue also contains a state board directory, salon safety guidelines, and a marketers directory.
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September 1, 2013
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.
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June 27, 2013
You can provide input to the NIC’s review of whether the licensure test meets real-world requirements.
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April 25, 2013
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 http://probeauty.org/iam.
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April 24, 2013
Just one citation from your state board could have you floundering for cash (and turning red in the face from the humiliation of signing the violation form). NAILS contacted the U.S. states with the largest numbers of nail salons to find out what the most common violations are — and how you can make sure your salon is in the clear.
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April 24, 2013
The Nail Trainer Hand is great for nail students and newbie nail techs to master their skills and techniques quickly and easily prior to offering nail services on paying customers. The starter kit comes with nine items and is designed to increase application speed and insure durability of nail enhancements. For more information, visit www.nailtrainerhand.com.
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March 13, 2013
Donald Trump may have given apprenticeship some glamour, but aspiring nail techs have been completing these hands-on training programs for years pre-dating the hit show “The Apprentice”. (And instead of hearing “you’re fired,” nail tech apprentices hear “you’re licensed!”) Before you sign up for an apprenticeship, take on an apprentice at your salon, or set out to get your state’s laws changed on the subject, here’s what you need to know.
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November 20, 2012
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.
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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.
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