Newly introduced legislation HB 189 and SB 129 address overburdensome cosmetology licensing laws. The legislation focuses on student success, allowing new graduates to enter the beauty industry with less debt and the ability to repay student loans. HB 189 and SB 129 will facilitate the workforce development pipeline for salons, as well as foster entrepreneurship, making it easier for licensed professionals to start their own businesses.
Common, sensible licensing standards are crucial to sustaining growth for our industry and protecting public safety. The Ohio Salon Association’s reform package is a strong example of reasonable legislation that directly addresses concerns of the over-regulation of state-mandated occupational licensing laws. This reform package will create meaningful changes to archaic cosmetology licensing laws that desperately need reform.