Should a person need a license to be a manicurist?
No. Absolutely not. People should be able to get licenses of their own accord if they want them. It shouldn't be a government mandated thing. Then, people with licenses would be able to charge more too.
Yes! Otherwise you'll get someone who cleans the tools with... Wiping them on her pants? Ewww!!
This is what's wrong with this country!
If not the individual the company he or she is working for as well as carrying insurance.
No, they just need to be skilled and sanitary.
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.
Or you could just not go to the bad manicurist instead of passing more and more regulations.
How would you do that? Inspect yourself?
NotACrook: I would not go to a dirty shop, but I do not know if the implements are sterile or of the manicurist knows what she is doing.
Esha: the dept of health needs to inspect, not me!
You can read reviews of the nail salon before going in. If it received bad feedback or even looks sketchy, then you probably wouldn't go there
It provides no benefit to the consumer, however requiring licenses can help businesses with hiring guaranteed professionals. However, this same argument could justify licenses for every job in the world; so no.
100% absolutely not how could anyone honestly vote yes to this
Why would I go to someone NOT licensed to do my nails? I thought they all had to be qualified to open a shop?? Am I wrong?
Say you go to a manicurist and the person that got their nails done before you had hepatitis. Now say the "unlicensed" manicurist cut them, and didn't clean/disinfect their tools because they didn't know they had to and used them on you, and cut you.
yes I don't trust just anyone to be working on my truck
I don't believe getting a license for cosmetology is that much of a burden considering the many hair/nail salons in my area. I've never heard someone say I can't work at a nail salon because it's too heard to get a license
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?
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.
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?
It's the fact of being able to touch another human. I as a Cosmotologist also took the state board exam and need a license to cut hair.
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.
Just another barrier to entry. Jeez, at this rate we'll need a government license to breath.
We can't expect people to breathe on their own. If it's regulated and licensed fewer people will kill themselves accidentally
Haha, of course not.
100% of the places I've ever got sick from after eating there had their bribe receipt.
Oh right, "license"
Are you planning on eating fingernails? I'd probably feel sick after that too, bud!
Was an obvious commentary on licensing in general
No licenses for anything
license to be a what?
A manicurist; they do nails (like fingernails).
More bullshit regulation
Yes, it's s public health hazard.
Edited: It CAN be a ph hazard, but licensing and regulations keep it from becoming one.
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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Should cooks at fast food restaurants also then be required to be licensed, because potential public health hazard?
Do they not have to get a food handlers license?
It's not guaranteed safety, but it does guarantee a minimum amount of training.
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
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.
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.
They need to make sure they can properly remove a hang nail. Lol
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.
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
Yes, they deal with a fair number of chemicals and hands can spread quite a lot of disease.
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?
The sitter is unlikely to burn my kids hands or cause problems with chemical fumes or be in a situation to transfer disease to them.
Besides... Sitters include older siblings, best friends, neighbors. I don't care if someone gets their nails done by
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.
Yes. They need to have proper training to prevent the spread of diseases like Hepatitis B & C through unsterilized utensils.
Same question as I asked Rose just above.
If it's a person I would have to know the person before I left a child of mine with them, license or not. A facility, I think they should hold a license. A person singularly not so much.
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
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.
Depends where your located.
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.
Unlicensed florists are dangerous!!!
They could totally ruin someone's wedding!
They might give you a poisonous flower and kill you!
A nail tech needs to know about more than just polishing nails. The health issues alone require knowledge of sterilization procedures. Licensure is mandatory.
If they don't sterilize don't go to them. How easy is that?
Logic, you can't be sure that it's sterile unless they are licensed.
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
Captain. My readings of Starkey's answer are off the sarcasm-omiter's charts.
I suggest calibrating your density glasses.
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.
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