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.
Albuquerque is both New Mexico's largest city and a place garnering more and more interest from investors and entrepreneurs. This may have to do in part with the easy of setting up shop. Albuquerque requires relatively few business licenses and makes the application process relatively simple. Additionally, the city keeps regulatory costs low as does New Mexico. In the past decade, Albuquerque had become home to a number of high-tech firms and start-ups. In addition it has light manufacturing and a growing arts community.