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NON VIRGINIA RESIDENT:
In order to sell ANY nail services (including those in training) in Virginia you must have a posted Nail license given to you from the state regulatory board. Not having a license posted (for clients to view at all times) is it's own violation. Not having a license is another violation. Licenses are obtained after passing a state licensed course and the state exams administered inside a secured testing center. Unlicensed service providers can not be insured for liability and can be sued by customers. Violations will cause issues with obtaining any type of State regulated Career License later.
Any person practicing barbering, cosmetology (hair care), nail care, or waxing services for sale without a posting license may be prosecuted and fined by the Commonwealth under §§ 54.1-111 A 1 and 54.1-202 of the Code of Display of license. A state issued posted license is required at all times for anyone selling nail care services (this includes learning apprentices posting their DOLI issued temporary permit).
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Call (804) 367-8504 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org to get help with filing a complaint about a
unsafe salon or not seeing posted DPOR issued licenses for each staff selling nail care and an additional DPOR issued license for the salon.
Nail Techs are trained and tested by the state to recognize skin issues for referral to a licensed Doctor or Podiatrist. Any Tech diagnosing, prescribing or providing "cure" medical treatment can be prosecuted including lawsuits by clients. All beauty professional are NOT allowed to cut any living tissue (or skin) off the fingers, toes or feet without an additional license from the Board of Medicine to avoid potential lawsuits from clients and a reportable violation under §§ 54.1-2400.01 This means no cutting of any skin around the fingernails, opening the up the protective skin around the nails or removing any skin around toenails or on the bottom of the feet. Virginia Nail Technicians can smooth skin through light exfoliation and filing. If unlicensed they can be sued for infections.