Topic : state licensing

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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  

TDLR Reaches Out to Texas Techs

May 26, 2011  | News

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is now on Facebook and Twitter, offering you a great way to keep in touch.

Keywords: state licensing  

Taking the State Boards

April 20, 2011  | Article

Remember the day(s) of your state board exam? Were you scared and nervous, or cool as a cucumber? Here are some testimonials from fellow techs about that landmark day.

Keywords: career handbook   exams   newbie   state licensing   student issues  

Strange But True Beauty Laws

January 18, 2011  | Article

Barbers banned from eating onions. Women barred from cutting their hair without their husband’s consent. No selling nail polish on Sundays. These wacky real-life beauty regulations certainly warrant a chuckle or two.

Keywords: state licensing  

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  

Moons

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  

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