Why do I need a license?

Anyone selling polishing, manicure, pedicure or acrylic/gel artificial nail services (in Virginia) without a state issued Virginia Nail Technician license posted (for customers to view at all times) can be violated with a class 1 misdemeanor including fines by the state, prevention of licensure in the future and lawsuits by customers for damages.

 

Those in other states will need a license to sell in their state. We have students coming here from out of state working on VA borders with the ability to transfer into thier state by a state license fee and/or proof of working with W2s.

Ok so you found a love for nails and a career in nails can provide a flexible job that makes what you want to make...when you want to make it. Get your schooling out of the way now to be ready for the next level of opportunity to grow in this career.

 

 A License means that you have been tested by a State approved Testing company for the ability to understand the chemicals used in nail care services and the ability to provide a safe service to the public while keeping yourself safe.
 

NOT LICENSED

Fear for being caught, violated or sued

Potential lawsuits by clients

Class 1 Misdemeanor if caught

Stuck in a lower level job

Can't open a professional salon

If caught, can't get licensed later

Fines to pay if caught

Has not been taught safety

Potential harm to self/client from chemicals

 

 

LICENSED

Higher Pay

Insurance coverage as licensed

Self employment career

High paying Resort jobs

Advance class/trade show eligible

Employment by Nail Companies

Future teaching jobs

Can move on to a better job position

Recession proof Medical job

Beat the competition as a professional

Access to jobs with benefits

Growth in life skills meeting professionals

A way to earn extra cash on the side of another career

 

 

EXAMPLES OF COMMONLY SEEN UNSAFE PROCEDURES

  • nails done by a untrained tech could cause long term damage to the nail
  • disinfectant solution should never EVER touch human skin 
  • acrylic liquid should NEVER be applied to the skin especially at the folds around the nails
  • tacky layers from gels left on skin can create permanent allergic reactions 
  • Hepatitis, MRSA, HIV/AIDS, TB, warts and fungal infections can be spread
  • incorrectly used gel lights could expose skin and eyes to dangerous UVA ultraviolet radiation
  • improper skin cutting or ingrown toenail work can cause infections that can lead to amputations 
  • some primers cause long term permanent damage to the nail 
  • not understanding LED/UV products can cause improper cure that can cause serious health issues
  • clients that slip and fall at your place of service can sue 
  • there is more....go to school to learn how to protect yourself and your client. There are many clients willing to pay MORE for Techs that have licenses that provide safer services from their training

 

Professional training is important to understand the chemistry of products to give a Techs the ability to provide durable human nail services verses a dummy hand that doesn't use it's hand to do things or get infections. 

Unlicensed Nail Techs struggle to find time for schooling later when their client list has grown. 

Unlicensed Techs selling services at home (without a nail license) risk a serious financial loss in lawsuits from a client. Unlicensed Nail Technicians are also uninsurable (even with insurance there is no payout if you are not licensed). Not having a license can prevent them from opening a salon and the ability to work at high paying salons/resorts.

 

 

This course will train students with the requirements to provide safe and sanitary services to the public. This training can also give them an understanding of the chemicals they use to protect themselves and their clients from harmful exposure. Nail Services and Nail Chemicals should be used by trained professionals to ensure safety.

 

Actual Lawsuits

There will be an added lawsuit for being unlicensed and insurances could avoid pay outs to unlicensed Nail Techs

  • Linda Davis, PA (infected finger from cuticle cut)
  • Helen Cook, TX (mani led to infection then amputated finger)
  • Patricia Perpetuino, SC (burned hands from acetone) 
  • Darryl Carr, IL (man lost leg and died from pedicure)
  • Trelaya Shorter, PA (infection from a set of nails)
  • Maria Gerardo, AZ (cut on finger led to infection)
  • Stella Falcone, AU (infection that led to amputation)
  • Rebecca Burgess, KS (infection that led to amputation)
  • Jose Jackson, UK (infection from mani that led to amputation)
  • Bethany, NC (cut during dip service led to infection)
  • Client, NC (refusal of service for HIV infection)
  • MORE EXAMPLES
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