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!

Great Clips® is the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has nearly 4,500 salons throughout the United States and Canada. Over 30,000 talented stylists work at Great Clips. All Great Clips salons are locally owned and operated. Great Clips prides itself on having convenient, comfortable and friendly salons.

Milady is on a mission to prove that a career in the beauty industry can lead to professional success and personal fulfillment. Our job is to create forward-thinking education that reshapes the industry and uplifts the next generation of beauty professionals. Let’s change the face of beauty. Learn more about Milady, here

LUCAS-CIDE hospital-grade disinfectants were developed to save the beauty industry time and money. Offering the highest available pathogen-killing power at the least cost per use in the industry.

Founded in 2000, the NCEA has been defining and conveying standards of practice, while educating the industry and the public. The first Esthetician Code of Ethics was created in 2003, and the National Esthetician Certification was launched in 2007. The NCEA Certified credential is not a “one-and-done certification,” with ongoing advanced requirements in laser and light therapy, radio-frequency, ultrasound, oncology esthetics and alternative therapies. Maintaining the NCEA Certified credential demonstrates your commitment to advancing competency standards, and promoting the best possible outcomes to minimize consumer risk. The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) was formed to facilitate and supervise the continuing education requirements of the skin care professional for recertification and/or relicensure.

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.

Prometric is the world’s leading provider of technology-enabled testing solutions. Our experience includes transitioning legacy programs from paper- to computer-based delivery formats; developing and enhancing test content to ensure testing programs measure the relevant knowledge, skills and abilities of aspiring professionals; and expanding access to testing programs through increased test center locations, remote delivery options, and the development of innovative technologies and processes that allow Prometric to bring the testing program closer to where candidates train, study, or work. With more than 350 clients worldwide, Prometric administers more than 7 million examinations annually. We have been developing and delivering examinations for three decades, including delivering computer-based examinations for more than 25 years.

For nearly 20 years, Prov’s mission has been to provide tailored testing solutions for candidates and administrators worldwide. Through devoted and personalized service, and utilizing the latest technology, Prov seeks to simplify the candidate testing experience, foster positive relationships, and enable test owners to run their organizations with confidence.

Professional Credential Services, Inc. (PCS) is a specialized service provider for examination development, examination administration, licensing and certification services to state and national organizations responsible for the regulation and management of occupations and professions. Using our extensive knowledge, experience and technology, PCS is able to streamline our clients’ operational activities by providing high-end products and services at reasonable prices. In addition to adding the extensive experience and diversified skill sets of PCS’ executive team, with a combined total of over 50 years of experience in the testing industry, PCS is also in the unique position of being able to leverage our experience garnered from years of working with many unique and varied professions.

Tammy Taylor Nails, Inc. has a Full Service Turn Key School Program and is a Nail Product Manufacturer. All kits are assembled at the Corporate Headquarters and can be customized to your needs. Tammy Taylor Products are sold to thousands of salons and schools worldwide and has been in business since 1983.

We provide E-Textbook, Digital Learning Platform, Complete Nail Curriculum, Instructor Resources, Nail Boot-Camps, Nail Kits, back bar and more.

Established in 1993, there are almost 1,900 Sport Clips stores open in all 50 states and five provinces in Canada. We are proud to provide mental health support and counseling at no charge to our 13,000 Team Members and a Relief Fund that has awarded over $5,000,000 to Team Members who suffer a tragedy in their lives. Sport Clips is committed to working with Cosmetology Boards to enact pre-graduate testing, enhanced license mobility and reducing barriers to entry to our profession.