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CRIMINAL BACKGROUND: (we have had students with convictions get their Nail License)
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 in each state (this includes learning apprentices posting their DOLI issued temporary permit).
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unsafe salon or not seeing posted DPOR issued licenses for each staff selling nail care with an additional DPOR issued license for the salon.
The nail industry reputation is negative when Techs do things they are not suppose to do. Licensed Nail Techs are to refer medical care to a licensed medical professional, not take it upon themselves to provide services that they are not licensed to do.
If a license is not posted when nail services are sold then they are reportable for violation. 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 with lawsuits by clients. All beauty professional are NOT allowed to cut any living tissue (or skin) on the skin 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 also means not pushing open or drilling open the protective skin around the nails or removing any skin around fingernails/toenails or from the bottom of the feet. Virginia Nail Technicians can smooth skin through light exfoliation and filing only. Callus removal or ingrown toenail services can be prosecutable when injury has occured since this is a service only done by a licensed medical professional. If unlicensed they can be prosecuted additionally.