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California Employee Classification Law Passes With Exemptions for Booth Rental

After beauty professionals campaigned for nails and skin care to be included, California Assembly Bill 5 was amended to offer exemptions to licensed manicurists and estheticians as well as hairstylists and barbers.

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Calif. Supreme Court Decision May Affect Booth Rental Salons

A new California Supreme Court decision has strengthened the distinctions between independent contractor and employee, meaning the vast majority of salons will no longer be able to claim independent contractor status for their workers.

Pamper Nail Gallery: "Like Disneyland for Nails"

Earning nicknames like “the fairy godmother of nails” from clients, Pamper Nail Gallery is taking over Silicon Valley’s nail scene with its supply of Instagram-worthy, character-themed manicures.

Sip With Sommeliers at Zaza Nail and Wine Lounge

A pioneer on two fronts: Both in all-natural services and the alcohol-serving realm, Zaza Nail Bar and Wine Lounge offers clients a space to relax in the bustling tech hub that has become San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood.

Something for Everyone at San Diego’s Cürbar

Beyond its services, Cürbar offers quality games, reading material, and music, as well as the juxtaposition of feminine and masculine salon decor so that clients of every age and gender feel at home.

PBFC Aims to Educate California Legislators at Tent Event

The Professional Beauty Federation of California (PBFC) hosted its 16th Welcome to Our World (W.O.W.) event on April 11 in Sacramento, Calif.

L.A. Nail Salon Franchise Expands Nationwide

Bellacures plans to further expand its footprint nationwide by opening 20 new franchises through a targeted expansion strategy in Northern California as well as Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, and Texas.

Crowdsourcing: Going Green

This month we asked nail techs: What efforts are you making to go green in your salon?

China Glaze and Ardell Sponsor Glam-athon

In November, more than 300 Miss California USA Contestants met in Long Beach, Calif., for a glamour-filled day with China Glaze Nail Lacquer and Ardell Lashes.

La Palm Gains 18 Educators

A few months ago, we heard La Palm Spa Products was on a quest for educators, having launched their new Leadership & Artistry Academy (LLAA) to educate professionals and grow its brand. Over a two-day seminar