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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.

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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.

New California Laws Tackle Salon Product Ingredients and Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

A first-of-its-kind law in California requires all ingredients to be disclosed on the labels of professional beauty products. Lawmakers also toughen cruelty-free cosmetics regulations.

Legislative Update: Vermont Reduces Instruction Hours

Vermont reduces instruction hours and Tenessee authorizes mobile work.

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.

Vermont Reduces Nail Tech Instruction Hours

Effective January 1, 2019, Vermont H 684 reduces the hours of instruction required for nail technicians from 400 to 200 hours.

Kentucky Reduces School Hours for Nail License

Kentucky’s governor just signed a bill into law reducing the course of instruction for nail technicians from 600 to 450 hours.

Illinois Passes Law Requiring All Licensed Beauty Professionals to Get Domestic Violence Training

Effective January 1, Illinois will require all licensed professionals within the state to be trained on how to handle situations of domestic violence when speaking with clients. 

Dust Up Over Nail Salon Air Quality

Following a New York Times exposé on potential labor and health dangers in nail salons, stakeholders — including local governments, salon owners, and product manufacturers — began forcefully airing concerns on salon ventilation. Increased regulation and enforcement may be the new normal.   

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.