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Salon Closures State by State

A look at salon opening guidelines, state by state.

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PBA Call to Action: Fight Legislation, Deregulation in Illinois, Michigan, and Rhode Island

PBA urges action as Illinois and Michigan want to deregulate barbering licensing, and Rhode Island aims to drastically reduce cosmetology licensing hours.

Tennessee Lawmakers Move to Make Licensing Unnecessary

A set of companion bills would allow any person to practice cosmetology without a license as long as the provider enters into a written contract with the client.

How to Properly Dispose of Common Nail Products

Throwing away nail polish? You’re putting your business at risk.

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.

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.

Nail Techs Turned Advocates

After building successful nail businesses, these techs set their sights on the greater good. From giving Georgia salon professionals a voice in government to raising pedicure safety standards to putting pressure on Connecticut to add a manicurist license, their accomplishments are everyone’s gain. Get inspired and get involved.

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.

Safe Handling of Your Implements

We’re sticking with our spring cleaning and keeping it clean theme this week. Now that you have cleaned out your station, it’s time to talk about how to keep your implements and utensils clean. Does your