Appearance Enhancement Business or Area Renter License

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Businesses that engage in beauty enhancement need a license. This license is separate from those needed to style hair, perform manicures, and so on. This license is from the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS).

Employees will need individual licenses for their area of practice. These include things such as cosmetology, nail enhancement, or cutting hair.

Independent contractors working on a business' premises need an Area Renter License. This license also comes from the NYSDOS.

New regulations are in place to protect workers. Read "Nail Salons-Important Information" and "Nail Salon Safety - What You Need To Know" for more information. Both are linked under "Additional Resources." Businesses that do not follow these laws will be punished.



For more information, contact:

NYS Department of State
123 William Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038-3804
Phone: (518) 473-2492
licensing@dos.ny.gov
Website: http://www.dos.ny.gov/

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