California has some of the most advanced and intricate licensing and permitting in the nation. Strong and detailed environmental regulations mean extra licensing for businesses such as mechanics and healthcare organizations. Cities often take care of some of the most local issues like valet parking, while counties manage health permitting, particularly food businesses. California itself oversees many industries, particularly professions and businesses that affect public safety.
In California, nails, Hair, Make-Up and Massages all require hands-on treatment from beauticians, estheticians, cosmetologists, barbers, hairstylists and massage therapists. Because these licensed professionals have people’s health and well-being in their hands – and can do real damage if they make mistakes – states usually license their practice. In many cases, local agencies add additional license and permitting requirements too.