Should a person need a license to be a manicurist?
Is it like a Harry Potter thing? Wave the magic license around & *poof!* Gubment guaranteed safety? Gawd. Put your pixie dust away.
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A nail tech needs to know about more than just polishing nails. The health issues alone require knowledge of sterilization procedures. Licensure is mandatory.
Occupational licenses are barriers to entry. There are way too many in every state that protect incumbent businesses & licenses have few public safety benefits. A great example is the Louisiana florist license exam, based on 1950s arrangements.
More bullshit regulation
Yes, it's s public health hazard.
I'd like to propose a soh change: instead of the thumbs in the top right, there should be a skip/pass button for questions you don't want to answer or don't understand. This way it wouldn't show as a poll you have not answered yet. Any seconds?
Should cooks at fast food restaurants also then be required to be licensed, because potential public health hazard?
Seriously, how many of you people saying no would turn around and sue the crap out of your nail tech if you got an infection? There are risks associated with getting ones nails done, the license makes sure they know how to mitigate those risks.
No licenses for anything
100% of the places I've ever got sick from after eating there had their bribe receipt.
Oh right, "license"
It does not indicate any such thing. A babysitter is far different from someone running or working in a daycare.
hand and foot massages. If items aren't properly sanitized and sterilized, infection can be spread. I would rather go to someone that put the time and effort into learning their trade and not just decided to work in their friend or aunt's shop.
If they don't sterilize don't go to them. How easy is that?
A piece of paper doesn't ensure they sterilize either
Humans are so funny...it's amazing how much they can be calmed by a piece of paper with a seal on it. Makes people feel safe
Just another barrier to entry. Jeez, at this rate we'll need a government license to breath.
At the very least I'd expect them to have the same business license as any other business, but because there is a health risk to the public in what they do, additional training and regular inspections should also be required.
Edited: It CAN be a ph hazard, but licensing and regulations keep it from becoming one.
Haha, of course not.
Or you could just not go to the bad manicurist instead of passing more and more regulations.
Manicurists should have a degree from a cosmetology school and the shop should have a license. I would like to see the Dept of Health inspect the shops for cleanliness and using sterilizes for equipment.
Are you planning on eating fingernails? I'd probably feel sick after that too, bud!
I had to get a food handlers license to be a busboy. A $15 online test to learn how to wash my hands great. So stupid
It's not guaranteed safety, but it does guarantee a minimum amount of training.
We can't expect people to breathe on their own. If it's regulated and licensed fewer people will kill themselves accidentally
There's more to nails than just polishing. There are correct ways to file nails without damaging them. You have to know the correct way to mix acrylic nail products, how to prep the nail, and how to do fill ins. There's also the correct way to do
I think so. There are fungi that can be spread that are hard to get rid of. Just some basic knowledge is needed for the job, to make it safe, and to learn what to do.
Yes, they deal with a fair number of chemicals and hands can spread quite a lot of disease.
Not necessarily. People get drivers licenses yet have no idea how to drive
If a piece of paper makes you feel better, let private companies handle it. And make it optional. Then you can just not go to places that don't have the paper
They could totally ruin someone's wedding!
100% absolutely not how could anyone honestly vote yes to this
As someone who worked a pizza place as a kid, I can tell ya I was in direct physical contact with my customers. I've also had some nasty co workers. Diseases are so easily passed, this is nothing more than a money grab by the state to bone workers.
Yes. They need to have proper training to prevent the spread of diseases like Hepatitis B & C through unsterilized utensils.
They need to make sure they can properly remove a hang nail. Lol
Same question as I asked Rose just above.
an unlicensed friend, but if the person purports to be a professional there needs to be basic standards. It's the same with sitters. Daycare workers need a license, sitters don't.
Captain. My readings of Starkey's answer are off the sarcasm-omiter's charts.
I suggest calibrating your density glasses.
Unlicensed florists are dangerous!!!
Because if they don't pay the government to tell them not to splash acetone in people's eyes, they'll never know any better
Logic, you can't be sure that it's sterile unless they are licensed.
Manicurist are in direct physical contact with their clients. Due to the nature of their jobs, there is a high risk of infection/spread of disease. Cooks in a fast food are not in direct physical contact with the people they serve.
Finally someone addresses me as captain!
The piece of paper ensures that they know *how* to sterilize. And that they know how to handle potentially toxic chemicals, & which ones not to use. And various other health-related aspects of the business.
This is what's wrong with this country!
Interesting. More people think you should need a license to be a manicurist than to be a babysitter. I guess because our nails are more important than our children?
Did you also say yes to babysitter? If yes what would be more concerning to you, your nails or leaving your baby with a sitter?
Was an obvious commentary on licensing in general