The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia (the “Association”) is the licensing and regulatory authority of Nova Scotia Cosmetologists, salons and spas, industry business owners, colleges offering cosmetology programs, and students pursuing education in cosmetology.
The Nova Scotia Cosmetology Act, 2012, c. 39 (the “Cosmetology Act”) and its By-Laws are pieces of legislation by which the Association is guided. These legal documents outline the criteria required to become a member of the Association. Members are industry professionals such as Hairdressers, Estheticians, Nail Technicians, Makeup Artists, and Lash Technicians.
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The Association is the backbone of the Nova Scotia cosmetology industry. The Association exists to advocate cosmetology best practice for the safety of the public and industry professional. This is accomplished by promoting licensing compliance, as well as the highest sanitation, disinfection, and sterilization standards.
Members of a self regulated profession (sometimes referred to as "registrants") have, in all circumstances, an ethical and legal duty to put the interests of clients and the general public ahead of it's own interests.