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.
Riverside is the most populated city within the area commonly referred to as "The Inland Empire" and is the county seat of Riverside County. The city is home to the University of California Riverside, a number of regional hospitals and the Goodrich Tire Company. Although Riverside was once a small town known for its location on Route 66, the city today has a diverse economy and a largely suburban feel.