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Unlicensed nail techs
#1
My daughter is doing a research paper about non-standard salons and is looking for information on approximately how many nail techs who work in them who are unlicensed. Since we have so many nss where we live, (California) I think she is wanting to base her paper on the salons here, but any information will be helpful. I told her to contact NAILS magazine, as they probably have a lot of information she can use, but I can't think of where else to direct her.
Thanks for your help!
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#2
She might look at the yearly Nails Magazine Big Book which has lots of statistics about the profession - she can access them at http:www.issuu.com. Given that so much of the profession is Vietnamese, Viet Salon is a good source as well as Vietnamese community service agencies. She can also check the Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and...urists.htm) Anything Research (http://www.anythingresearch.com/industry...Salons.htm) and contact your local licensing agency.
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#3
Call some of the beauty schools in the Bay Area - she might get good info from them if she asks why they don't offer nail programs. The instructor from the Redding CA nail school went down there in 2008 to look at ways to improve their school and were told that no nail programs were being offered anymore due to the illegal practices of a certain school in the area where you paid them "tuition" and they clocked you in and out, made up your student logs, then sent you a diploma when you were done "not" putting in your hours! She might get good background anyway. Apparently the state board knows about this place but won't do anything to shut them down...
Candice
Nail Tech/Owner
http://www.PanacheNailStudio.com
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#4
I thought about Viet Salon, but wasn't sure if that is only written in Vietnamese or not. Thanks so much! I'm sure she can find what she needs from the sites you listed. : )
Sorry Candice, I didn't see your reply until after I posted mine. Good idea - I'll have her check into that as well!
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#5
California's state board does not have sole authority over beauty schools; it's complicated : ) One of the main reasons beauty schools drop their manicuring programs, beyond lack of interest, is the inability to have students secure student loans. Follow the money . . .

We can't assume that unlicensed activity is limited to what most consider "NSS;" there are upscale spas and resorts that have massage therapists and estheticians doing manicures and pedicures . . . after all, they're "just" nails. (eyeroll)

Another angle to consider would be human trafficking: http://www.polarisproject.org/
Jaime Schrabeck, Ph.D. (yes, it's real)
http://www.precisionnails.com
http://shop.precisionnails.com
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#6
Good point, Jamie. Accredited schools have the ability to offer federal student aid, whereas unaccredited schools, while they can provide a valuable education and allow you to take the licensing exam, can only use either in-house financing or students getting loans from non-government sources (depending on credit, ability to pay, etc).

And I can emphasis that this issue is certainly not limited to "NSS" joints...!
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#7
I really don't understand how any state agency is going to know how many unlicensed techs there......if they're unlicensed, there's no records to pull, I would think. There's probably a good guess-timate from them but who really knows how many there are? There's so many dishonest ways to obtain a license, it's a hard area to regulate, imo.
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#8
Yet another angle . . . the underground economy. How much revenue is lost in the form of income taxes.
Jaime Schrabeck, Ph.D. (yes, it's real)
http://www.precisionnails.com
http://shop.precisionnails.com
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#9
Isn't that the truth! I also work at the IRS doing data entry and I couldn't tell u how many nail businesses I see that claim to have only made like $400 for the whole year. Haha, Yah right!
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#10
I don't know if CA posts any disaplinary reports on their State Board website but TN does. TN records go back severa years and are listed by month. I know that this doesn't have every unliscensed tech but it can give you an idea as to how often they have been caught working without a license.
Always be kind....you get farther.
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#11
(09-05-2012, 12:43 AM)Sherrie90630 Wrote: I thought about Viet Salon, but wasn't sure if that is only written in Vietnamese or not. Thanks so much! I'm sure she can find what she needs from the sites you listed. : )
Sorry Candice, I didn't see your reply until after I posted mine. Good idea - I'll have her check into that as well!


It is in Vietnamese only when I was receiving it.


Wouldn't the state boards have the information?
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