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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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Proposed California Law Fails to Exempt Nail and Skin Care Professionals From Booth Rental Restrictions

Under proposed legislation, only hair service providers would be exempted from new independent contractor guidelines that severely limit booth rental in California.

PBFC Hosts Legislators and Regulators in Sacramento

The Professional Beauty Federation of California's Welcome to Our World (W.O.W.) lobbying event took place at the Capitol Events Center, next door to the Capitol building in Sacramento.

California Nail Salon Fined $1.2 million for Misclassifying Workers

Temecula, Calif.-based Young’s Nail Spa was fined more than $1.2 million for misclassifying workers and failing to pay them regular wages.

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.

California Nail Techs to Get Domestic Abuse Awareness Training

Beginning July 1, 2019, the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology will provide sexual and physical abuse awareness training as a part of its licensing programs for barbers, cosmetologists, estheticians, manicurists, and electrologists.

Alcohol OK at California Salons

As of January 1, 2017, owners of California beauty salons and barbershops can legally offer clients one free serving of wine or beer.

PBFC Educates 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.

Download New Nail Salon Safety Fact Sheets

The California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology has announced that Cal/OSHA recently published a new fact sheet for Working Safely in Nail Salons.

#SafeSandalSeason Video: Clean Foot Spa

The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology shows a dramatization of a properly cleaned foot spa with the help of Federico Beauty Institute students in Sacramento, Calif. #SafeSandalSeason