National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC)

Wishes to say THANK YOU To Our Sponsors

For your continued support of our Annual Conference!

BlueCo Brands (King Research) the makers of Barbicide, are proud to lead the professional beauty industry in providing safe services through proper infection control practices.  Our products combined with education initiatives specifically designed for this industry allow states, associations, schools and service providers to access information specifically designed for them!  Beyond product sales, we offer consulting on health & public safety rules/laws, training of inspectors and general guidance around infection control at no cost.  We also proudly offer Barbicide certification and Barbicide Certified Safe Service Establishment designation.  All services and educational materials can be found at

Milady hasn’t just set the standard for beauty education. We continually raise it with every product and feature release to meet the needs of today’s learners, educators, and employers. We hold ourselves to the highest standard: we call it the Milady Standard. Get the full story at

Pivot Point International, the driving force behind digital learning  and development for hair and beauty education, has been pushing the industry forward for nearly 60 years. Focusing on unrivaled customer engagement and global impact, PIVOT POINT for ALL, has always been the vision. Founded by Leo Passage in 1962, two generations of leadership have committed to his legacy for doing what’s right, making a difference, and never compromising integrity, ethics, and trust. Pivot Point proudly exhibits corporate responsibility through its ethical manufacturing and social accountability standards established in the production of its premium mannequins and educational tools. The company’s mission to challenge the status quo and fearlessly aim higher has inspired millions of students, educators, and professionals worldwide. Pivot Point’s learner-focused curriculum and educational tools can be found on six continents. Connect with Pivot Point at, or on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.