Information for Nail Salon Owners

In May 2015, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a multi-pronged effort to reform the nail salon industry in New York State by correcting and preventing unlawful practices and unsafe working conditions. Governor Cuomo assembled a multi-agency Task Force consisting of representatives from the Department of Labor, Department of State, and Department of Health to implement the reforms which include a comprehensive package of legislation and new emergency regulations, administrative changes, and an outreach campaign to educate workers, businesses and the public. The information below will help you understand your responsibilities as a business in the nail salon industry. If you have any questions, contact the Task Force Hotline at: 888-469-7365.


Employer Information Sheet

Letter to Nail Salon Practitioners

Notice of Adoption of Emergency Regulations and Notice of Proposed Regulations

Nail Salon Workers' Bill of Rights

Legislation to Protect to Protect Nail Salon Workers

Nail Specialty FAQs


Wage Bond Information

Fraud Alert for Nail Salon Owners Seeking to Purchase Wage Bonds

Please be cautious if you receive an unsolicited contact from a person offering to assist you in obtaining a wage bond. An unsolicited call requesting money may be a scam. Make sure to use a licensed insurance agent or broker and then contact that person directly. Use our secure portal to check to see if an agent or broker is licensed.

DFS Wage Bond Certification Letter to DOS

Nail Salon Wage Bond and Calculator

Nail Salon Wage Bond Form

Nail Salon Wage Bond Providers

Nail Salon Wage Bond Coverage FAQs

Self-Inspection Checklist for Appearance Enhancement Business


Important Forms

Appearance Enhancement Business/Area Renter Application

Credit Card Authorization Form

Duplicate License/Registration Request

Change of Address or Name

Appearance Enhancement Business Closing Form


Press Releases

Governor Cuomo Announces Wage Bond Requirements For Nail Salon Owners and Availability of New Nail Specialty Trainee

Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation and Abuse Throughout New York State/ Governor Signs Legislation to Protect and Support Nail Salon Workers

Governor Cuomo Launches Consumer Awareness Campaign to Further Protect Nail Salon Workers

Governor Cuomo Introduces Legislation and Comprehensive Plan to Protect Nail Salon Workers and Educate Employers

Governor Cuomo Announces Multi-Agency Enforcement Task Force to Tackle Abuse in the Nail Salon Industry