The first time we heard from Harden, vice chairperson of the Georgia State Board and owner of Harden Salon Images in metro Atlanta, she was scrambling to collect supporting information to present to the state legislature as part of her argument to keep nail technician licensing, which was under attack in 1996. Harden personally lobbied several state legislators, presenting information from NAILS and dermatologists, and even personal testimonials from consumers to prove that nail techs need to be licensed.