Topic : state licensing

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It’s a Matter of Honor

December 20, 2010  | Blog Post

While I was perusing my fellow bloggers’ sites looking for inspiration, I ran across a topic that I have wanted to blog about for some time now. It seams that Maggie of “Maggie Rants and Raves” stumbled

Keywords: handpainted nail art   state licensing  

New Competition Schedule is Out

November 11, 2010  | Blog Post

The 2011 competition schedule has just hit the internet and I must say I am quite surprised. There are some big change ups and new locations, and it looks like we have to say good-bye to

Keywords: state licensing  

SuperPoints Competition Events Announced

October 6, 2010  | Blog Post

Why earn regular competition points when you can earn SuperPoints? If you follow NAILS’ Top 25 Competitors Ranking, then you know that SuperPoints events are elite competitions at which the competitors can earn double points for

Keywords: NAILS Top 25 List   state licensing  

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  


September 30, 2010  | Blog Post

The last competition in the Cup Championship series is coming up in Sacramento. And as always, I’ve started practicing again. There are three different comps: Salon Success, Sculptured Nails, and Flat Painted Nail Art (tattoo themed).

Keywords: motivation   pink-and-whites   state licensing  

International Nail Competition Judges Consortium

September 28, 2010  | Blog Post

The other day I was surfing around on my Facebook page — not as though I don’t do this enough, cause lately it seems that everyone is on Facebook. In fact even my family now is

Keywords: state licensing  

A Call For Something New...

August 20, 2010  | Blog Post

If someone asked me what I thought would be a good new nail competition, it would be to offer competitions based on a specific style. Say, stiletto for instance. Because my opinion is that when you

Keywords: state licensing  

What's Next? Islands.

May 17, 2010  | Blog Post

I'm sitting here asking myself what's next? Well, I still haven't won a first place trophy for an art category so I guess I better start practicing that, eh? The next art category that I will

Keywords: 3D nail art   mixed-media nail art   nail art   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  

Next Stop: IBS

April 22, 2010  | Blog Post

So IBS is this weekend. Needless to say, I have been practicing my fingers off — or nails rather. My own nails haven’t been done since before I went to Germany (Gag!) So I’m completely missing

Keywords: state licensing  

Competition Safety (for models)

February 23, 2010  | Blog Post

I have seen much debate on this subject and I’d like to offer my two cents. In competitions, we are required by the rules to have a 50% C-curve in the enhancement. Some would argue that pinching

Keywords: state licensing  

Speaking of Germany

February 18, 2010  | Blog Post

Did I tell you that I’m going to judge at the Beauty International Düsseldorf show this year? As the 2009 Liquid and Powder Champion, I’m required to step down from competition for one year, but I’m

Keywords: acrylics   gels   state licensing  

Finally, a U.S. Invitational Competition

February 16, 2010  | Blog Post

Our competition circuit this year has been enhanced with the addition of a U.S. championship competition, the U.S. Invitational. Personally, I always felt it should be this way — it’s the way they do it overseas.

Keywords: international   motivation   state licensing  


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