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Week Ten: I Made It!

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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I Survived a State Inspection

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.

Did You Get Your Copy of The Big Book?

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.

PBA Launches Campaign to Prevent Deregulation

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.

Help Shape the Nail Tech State Board Exam

You can provide input to the NIC’s review of whether the licensure test meets real-world requirements.

Tabatha Coffey Speaks About Beauty Licensing and the Threat of Deregulation

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 .

Nail Trainer Hand Demo

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 .

Never Be Fined Again

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.

The Apprentice

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.

California State Board Meeting in Costa Mesa

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4On October 22, the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology held a board meeting inside the training classroom for Paul Mitchell The School in Costa Mesa, Calif.The meeting was a part of the board’s regularly

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