The cosmetic industry is one of the most profitable market segments in Florida. Whether you are an expert on hair, nail, or both, it is not hard to find customers willing to spend in this industry. Is licensing required for the owner of a nail salon in Florida? Read on to find out.
Do You Need a License to Open a Nail Salon in Florida? – The Verdict
Determining whether the owner of a nail salon needs a license depends on who will provide the services to customers. If the owner is responsible for taking care of clients and conducting aesthetic procedures, a license is required.
To work directly with customers and conduct aesthetic-enhancing procedures, nail specialists must apply for a license in cosmetology with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR).
Conversely, if the owner is solely focused on administering the backend of the business and is not responsible for performing any treatments or procedures, there is no need for a license.
In such cases, the owner is responsible for controlling the business aspect of the salon but cannot perform any treatments or beauty procedures.
What is the License Applied to Nail Salons in Florida?
If you want to provide beauty services for aesthetic purposes in Florida, you must apply for a license in cosmetology. This license encompasses several professionals, including hair stylists, estheticians, and nail specialists.
Florida Statutes §477.013 (4) defines the term “cosmetology” as “the mechanical or chemical treatment of the head, face, and scalp for aesthetic rather than medical purposes, including, but not limited to, hair shampooing, hair cutting, hair arranging, hair coloring, permanent waving, and hair relaxing for compensation.”
The same statute adds that it “also includes performing hair removal, including wax treatments, manicures, pedicures, and skin care services.”
The Board of Cosmetology is a branch of the DBPR, which is the agency responsible for regulating and licensing more than 35 professional segments within state jurisdiction. This board is also responsible for reviewing disciplinary cases and enforcing regulatory rules against a licensee who failed to uphold the required professional standard.
Defending Claims Against a Cosmetology License in Florida
While high-standard licensing serves to protect Florida residents, it may often result in complaints against licensees for various reasons. Depending on the result of investigations conducted by the Board, the licensee will be held liable.
It is not hard to file a complaint against a nail specialist, as the complainant simply needs to file administrative documents used to report wrongful actions.
Please note that if you choose to submit your complaints to the DBPR, the department will exclusively focus on solving the administrative side of the issue and will not settle civil disputes like conflicts in contracts, etc.
Upon receipt of a valid complaint, the DBPR begins to investigate whether the accusations against the defendant are true. The investigation process includes interviews with complainants, defendants, witnesses, subpoenas, and all relevant documented evidence.
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