Beauty licence for nails only

Chinju

Member
Hi All,

I am in the process of opening a nail salon. The coucil came for final checks. They put the followinhg conditions- that i must display my public liability insurancs certificate ( i have not seen in any salons i have worked in) 2) i must have record card for al customers. Why do they need the record card? I even said to them i have not seen any in vetnamese nail salons or the upmarket ones. Is this a common pratice?
 

CFBS

Well-Known Member
Yes you need to comply with these.
Record cards should be kept and filled in with what treatment /products you have used on them (in case of any problems and to help you plan their forward treatments)
You display your insurance certificate to reassure clients that you have professional standing.
You will need to send copies of your qualifications to the insurance company
 

Chinju

Member
Yes you need to comply with these.
Record cards should be kept and filled in with what treatment /products you have used on them (in case of any problems and to help you plan their forward treatments)
You display your insurance certificate to reassure clients that you have professional standing.
You will need to send copies of your qualifications to the insurance company
Thank you for the reply.

I have worked in few nail salons and no one keeps record card just for nails. Yes, for beauty and astheics they do have cards etc. It just seems the coucil have one rule for one set of people and another for people who are
Law abiding citizens.

Kind regards
 

Haircutz

Super Moderator
Staff member
It just seems the coucil have one rule for one set of people and another for people who are Law abiding citizens.
That’s simply not true.

If you’d completed an NVQ level 2 or equivalent in Nails, you’d know that completing a client record card for every treatment is considered essential practice. Along with the products you use, it demonstrates to your clients that you work to a high standard and sets you apart from the one day course brigade.

Also, more importantly, if a client becomes allergic to the products you use and decides to sue you, without a record card detailing what was done and when, your insurer could refuse to act on your behalf.
 

Tanning_Beauty

Active Member
It absolutely is true. I’ve been to many nail salons and never ever filled in a card. Yet I have to comply.
 

Chinju

Member
That’s simply not true.

If you’d completed an NVQ level 2 or equivalent in Nails, you’d know that completing a client record card for every treatment is considered essential practice. Along with the products you use, it demonstrates to your clients that you work to a high standard and sets you apart from the one day course brigade.

Also, more importantly, if a client becomes allergic to the products you use and decides to sue you, without a record card detailing what was done and when, your insurer could refuse to act on your behalf.
Thank you for the information. I am just going by what I have seen. That’s all. I visited a few yesterday with a friend and none completed a record card. It’s in the same town as my nail salon. The high street ones certainly don’t follow that for sure. It just seemed a bit odd to me. I agree with you. It’s just that my batte with the council have been the hardest so far. Therefore my frustration if that makes sense. Xx
 

Jo Jo Diamonds

New Member
It’s frustrating but it make sense you need to provide client cards and show your insurance certificate. We learnt that in school. But I totally agree I have never been asked to complete a client card when I used to visit Vietnamese nail bars. Why are there different rules for those salons or have they just not been caught? Lol
 

Chinju

Member
It’s frustrating but it make sense you need to provide client cards and show your insurance certificate. We learnt that in school. But I totally agree I have never been asked to complete a client card when I used to visit Vietnamese nail bars. Why are there different rules for those salons or have they just not been caught? Lol
I agree, when I completed my VTCT in Beauty, it was all about customer care such as client cards etc.

Apparently, they do get warnings but they carry on. Legally no one can close down the business, as it’s not covered in the legislation. There you go, we learn something new everyday.
 

BannerPenguin

Well-Known Member
I agree, when I completed my VTCT in Beauty, it was all about customer care such as client cards etc.

Apparently, they do get warnings but they carry on. Legally no one can close down the business, as it’s not covered in the legislation. There you go, we learn something new everyday.
Makes sense however, without record cards you may find insurance is invalid :)
 

Bel's Gels

Qualified Nail Technician
If that is what the council is asking for then comply. These are not difficult things to implement or produce.
If others don't that's their problem and they will have to deal with the consequences should they arrive.
Yes, It is annoying when others don't comply but try not to get caught up in what others are doing and just concentrate on your own business.
 

TheDuchess

Well-Known Member
I'd suggest embracing it as a point of difference. It will set you apart from your competition and your staff can take pride in working for a business with higher standards. Client records can be managed very simply, they don't have to be stored on computer. You'll get a few huffy clients but you just need to smile and say "it's required by The Council for all nail salons but some don't bother - it makes you wonder what other regulations they ignore..."

It's much easier to run a successful business if you have a strong team. - staff that write up brief notes on every client visit will provide a much better quality client experience.
 
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