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French Agency Recommends Regulations for Fish Pedicures

I haven’t seen fish pedicures in the news for a while in the U.S., but apparently they are gaining popularity in France. A French agency for occupational health and safety is calling for “strictly regulating” the

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“I Am a Professional. I Am Licensed.” Campaign Launched by PBA

We’ve been talking quite a bit about beauty professional licensing and the threat of deregulation lately. Many of you know my opinion on the subject already, but for the record, I want to say again that

94% of U.S. Voters Support Required Licensing for Beauty Professionals, PBA Finds

An overwhelming majority (94%) of general election voters from across the U.S. overwhelmingly support the required licensing of beauty professionals and feel these licenses protect the public and improve both the quality and safety in the

Illinois, Iowa, and Washington D.C. — Is It Too Much to Ask for a Response?

For all of you NAILS Magazine subscribers, the April 2013 issue is likely arriving at your mailbox this week. I got my copy a few days ago. Usually, even though I’ve seen all of the pages

California's Welcome to Our World Congressional Educational Event Coming Up

I attended the federal-level Welcome to Our World event in 2011, and I was happy to learn that my state of California has a similar event on the state level to talk to our representatives about

You Are Now Entering the Breathing Zone: Salon Ventilation Guide

The invisible beachball-sized sphere of air that surrounds your face in all directions is a great place to start implementing efficient salon ventilation. NAILS walks you through all of the things you need to know, from what to look for in a ventilation system to how the components work to a few tweaks you can make in your day-to-day habits for extra protection. Get ready to breathe easy.

San Francisco Recognizes Eight Nail Salons for Healthy Practices

While working on a nail salon ventilation story for the February issue of NAILS Magazine, I was happy to discover some U.S. cities and counties reward salons for improving their work environments. In King County (home

Volunteers Needed for D.C.'s Welcome to Our World

If you care about the beauty industry and can be in Washington D.C. on May 9, then I highly encourage you to volunteer your skills at the annual Welcome to Our World event on Capitol Hill.Welcome

Yay! Indiana Bill to Eliminate Licensing Withdrawn

Yay! Indiana Bill to Eliminate Licensing Withdrawn Thanks so much for to all NAILS’ Magazine From the Editor readers who told Indiana that we need licensing and to everyone else who helped spread the word and who

Tell Indiana We Need Licensing

I am alarmed by a bill in Indiana’s state legislature that would eliminate government licensing and regulation of nail techs. House Bill 1006, authored by David Wolkins, proposes that licensing be completely eliminated for everyone in