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Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology Rules and Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 20]
Action Amendments to Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations 2012
Comment Period Ends 3/14/2012
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3/2/12  7:02 pm
Commenter: Giuseppa Princi

Detailed Review of Regulations


As I understand this NOIRA you are proposing to do a detailed review of the regulations of the Board of Barbers and Cosmetology.   The revision of the regulations that grandfathered in and established the Master Estheticians License and now requires a detailed testing if one is to obtain that certification places an unnecessary and heavy financial burden on the estheticians who for one reason or another were unable to provide the required documentation on time to receive their Master certification. I am one of those. Now in order for me to receive a Master Certification, I must attend a basic program of instruction costing thousands of dollars which I do not have, not to mention months of time which I also do not havel.  I have been in this business for more than 35 years and have more experience that many of the estheticians that have been certified as Master and still do not know the basics of the profession let alone the basics of the treatments they provide. Several came tome for information on how to do things they should have learned or experienced in order to have received the Masters Certification.  I have even heard  some have been Certified bought their hours and never attended training.  I personally know of several estheticians who have done skin all their careers but because they were out of the area when the regulations changed are no longer allowed to do skin even though that was their specialty areas.  Something is very wrong with regulations that prevent people from earning a living at what they have been trained to do all their lives but were unable to get their licenses before the cutoff period.  There is also something wrong with regulations that do not require practical testing before awarding a Master esthetician license and then following up with annual professional development to ensure that the latest treatments are being used. We are dealing with the safety of the public here.