Attention all Hairstylists, barbers, nail technicians and estheticians, Indiana’s Senate Bill 520 is attempting to deregulate the beauty profession and eliminate all professional licensing, regulation and certification in the state. It is imperative for all licensed cosmetologists, throughout the United States to read further.
Senate Bill 520 was introduced on January 14, 2013 by the ERASER (eliminate, reduce, and streamline employee regulation) Committee with the purpose of beginning a 5-year cycle that would eliminate all professional licensing, regulation and certification in the state of Indiana.
It is imperative for all individuals to understand that Senate Bill 520 will deregulate the beauty industry allowing untrained, unlicensed individuals to render cosmetology, barber, esthetic and nail services to consumers. This would not only make professional training and skills irrelevant, but would pose serious risks to the recipients of beauty services.
The licenses for beauty culture professionals (as well as accountants, acupuncturists, architects, athletic trainers, athletic agents, and auctioneers) will be under review beginning July 1, 2013 with a findings report due by November 1, 2013.
Please sign this petition. As readers of this column are aware, the author is a licensed hairstylist based out of New York. Her two biggest peeves are writers who profess beauty knowledge without any background within the field and do-it-yourselfers who end up butchering their hair at home.
Although Senate Bill 520 is being proposed within the state Indiana, the repercussions would be felt nationwide if this ridiculous application is passed. Not only would the client’s beauty be at risk, but also his or her’s health if a non-licensed, untrained, ungoverned individual was allowed to handle a person’s body. The integrity of the beauty industry would be compromised, something that those of us within the field hold in extreme high regard.
The petition was posted on the author’s Facebook fan page, Ask the Pro, and it struck a chord with Linda, a licensed hairstylist and the owner of Andrew James Salon based out of Franklin Square Long Island.
Y’know…. this profession is already known as the “IDK what I want to be when I grow up” job to the general public…till they all NEED one of us because OOPS! They tried something at home and, guess what? It didn’t turn out like the picture? AWWWW—- Maybe all the poo-pooers ought to TAKE the test and see how well they do!! ppfftt!!
JUST SIGNED!! There is sooo much information to be learned out there… Not only should the profession remain licensed, continuing education should be MANDATORY for renewal! Please, feel free to quote me…DIY, especially in this economy is so understandable. However, it MUST be kept at the most basic of levels otherwise there’s bound to be trouble…chemically speaking…. can I change the float on my toilet, yes…do I know how to replace the whole commode? NNOO! And it should STAY that way! And…You can quote me again!
Please sign this petition and put a stop to Senate Bill 520, which proposes to eliminate all professional licensing, regulation and certification in the state of Indiana, including those within beauty profession, hairstylists, barbers, estheticians, nail technicians and cosmetologists.
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