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State Cosmetology Boards

Need to contact your local state board? Find them here.

Cosmetics Health & Safety

Learn more about the science and safety behind your favourite products.

Dynamex Brief

Learn more about key issues affecting California in the Dynamex Brief.

Supreme Court Dynamex Decision

Learn more about key issues affecting California in the Supreme Court Dynamex decision.

SB490 Commission Compensation Legislation

Learn more about key issues affecting California in the SB490 Commission Compensation Legislation.

Piece Rate Legislation Overview

Learn more about the Piece Rate Legislation Overview.

Piece Rate Fact Sheet

Learn more about the Piece Rate Fact Sheet.

Piece Rate Compensation

Learn more about the Piece Rate Compensation.

Your Safety First

Learn more about Occupational Licensing resource your safety first.

Public Opinion Poll Infographic

Learn more about the factors that influence consumer decisions when choosing a hair salon, nail salon, or barber shop.

Public Opinion Poll One-Pager

Learn more about the public supporting occupational licensing in the professional beauty industry.


IRS Form SS-8

Official IRS form. Firms and workers file Form SS-8 to request a determination of the status of a worker for purposes of federal employment taxes and income tax withholding.

IRS Form 1040-ES

Use this package to figure and pay your estimated tax. If you are not required to make estimated tax payments for 2018, you can discard this package.

IRS Form 941

Employers who withhold income taxes, social security tax, or Medicare tax from employee’s pay checks, or who must pay the employer’s portion of social security or Medicare tax.

Tax Tips for the Cosmetology & Barber Industry

Whether you’re a shop owner, employee, or booth renter (independent contractor), you need to know your federal tax responsibilities, including how to report your income.

Cash Intensive Business Audit Techniques Guide

Beauty and Barber Shops This beauty salon guide is composed of collective information from audits, interviews of salon owners, and contacts with the state departments.

Independent Contractor Defined

Learn more about what defines an Independent Contractor.

Self Employed Individuals Tax Center

Learn more about self employed individuals for tax resources.

Forms & Associated Taxes for Independent Contractors

Learn more about associated taxes for independent contractors.

Highlights of Tax Reform for Business

Learn more about the highlights of tax reform for businesses.

Employer’s Tax Guide

Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer’s Tax Guide, explains your tax responsibilities as an employer. It also includes tax tables that you need to figure the taxes to withhold from each employee.

Starting a Business & Keeping Records

This publication provides basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business. It also provides information on keeping records and illustrates a record keeping system.

Present Law & Background Relating to Worker Classification for Taxes

In 1987, based on an examination of cases and rulings, the IRS developed a list of 20 factors that may be examined in determining whether an employer-employee relationship exists.

IRS Videos

What you need to know about federal taxes when hiring employees or contractors, IRS Worker Classification Webinar, Payments to Independent Contractors.


UV Lamps for Nail Gels – Facts, Science, & Common Sense

All scientific evidence demonstrates that UV nail lamps are safe.

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Ergonomic Basics for Nail Professionals

Repetitive stress injury can be avoided– learn how in this helpful brochure.

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Facts about Salon Nail Polish Products for Consumers

Repetitive stress injury can be avoided– learn how in this helpful brochure.

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Gel Manicures & Pedicures

What, why, and how about this popular nail trend.


Guideline for Cleaning, Disinfecting, Manicuring & Enhancement Equipment

A handy reference for Nail Professionals on proper manicure & enhancement equipment cleaning/disinfecting.


Guideline for Controlling & Minimizing Inhalation Exposure to Nail Products

A “must have” for Nail Professionals to minimize inhalation exposure in the salon.

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Guideline for Controlling & Minimizing Skin Exposure to Nail Products

Using these guidelines will help ensure healthy nail product application.

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Investigation of the Potential for Microbial Contamination in Nail Polish (2008)

Nail polish brushes are safe for use on multiple clients, learn the details here.

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Methyl Methacrylate Monomers What is MMA?

Why shouldn’t it be used in nail enhancement products?

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Nail Hardeners: Formaldehyde or Formalin?

What is really used in those nail hardeners? Here are the facts.

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Nail Salon Workers: Health & Safety, Working Conditions, Compensation, & Demographics

Discover why being a nail salon worker can be a good thing.

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Pedicure Equipment Cleaning & Disinfecting Procedures

Learn how to avoid build-up in pedicure tub pipes, helping to keep equipment running at peak performance.

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UV Gel Manicures

Proper Removal for Continued Nail Health.


UV Nail Lamp Study

Yes, UV Nail Lamps are safe for use – find out just how little the exposure really is.

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What to Look Out for in a Nail Salon

Feel comfortable entering a salon by looking for key indicators of good hygiene and proper application.

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Email PBA’s Director of Government Affairs, Myra Irizarry.