Nail Specialty License

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A person needs a Nail Specialty License to work on nail appearance. This license comes from the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS).

This license is for a person. The business will need a separate license for Appearance Enhancement.

A person must pass a test to get a license. People can get a temporary license while they wait for a test. A person who has five years of experience or a license in another state does not need to take the test.

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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