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Notice to All Nail Salon Business Owners

The New York Department of State ("Department") has created several new handouts and educational materials concerning new rules relating to ventilation. If your business offers nail specialty services, the Department advises you to review these materials and contact us if you have any questions. All materials are available below.

To help your business comply with the new regulations, the Department has created:

  • General Guidance - Overview of the New Regulations
  • The Business Owner's How to Guide to Ventilation
  • Important Tips & Information After an Inspection
  • Technical Specifications for Contractors and Professionals
  • Useful Resources Guide and Helpful Links
  • FAQs Relating to Ventilation

For additional information about the rule, please visit:

THE BUSINESS OWNER'S GUIDE HOW TO GUIDE TO VENTILATION (English) (Spanish/Español) (Haitian-Creole/Kreyòl Ayisyen) (Italian/Italiano) (Korean/한국어) (Russian/Pусский) (Chinese/中文) (Vietnamese/Việt)
(Nepali/नेपाली) (Tibetan/ ཊིབེཏན་)

NAIL SPECIALTY VENTILATION IMPORTANT TIPS & INFORMATION AFTER AN INSPECTION (English) (Spanish/Español) (Haitian-Creole/Kreyòl Ayisyen) (Italian/Italiano) (Korean/한국어) (Russian/Pусский) (Chinese/中文) (Vietnamese/Việt) (Nepali/नेपाली) (Tibetan/ ཊིབེཏན་)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONTRACTORS AND PROFESSIONALS (English) (Spanish/Español) (Haitian-Creole/Kreyòl Ayisyen) (Italian/Italiano) (Korean/한국어) (Russian/Pусский) (Chinese/中文) (Vietnamese/Việt) (Nepali/नेपाली) (Tibetan/ ཊིབེཏན་)

VENTILATION CERTIFICATION (English) (Spanish/Español) (Haitian-Creole/Kreyòl Ayisyen) (Italian/Italiano)
(Korean/한국어) (Russian/Pусский) (Chinese/中文) (Vietnamese/Việt) (Nepali/नेपाली) (Tibetan/ ཊིབེཏན་)

Governor's Message on Worker Exploitation

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. If you have any questions, contact the Task Force Hotline at: 888-469-7365.

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