Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Esthetics Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 70]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Fee Decrease Esthetics
Action 4126
General Information
Action Summary The Board for Barbers and Cosmetology voted to reduce its fees on November 18, 2013. At the close of each biennium, the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation is required by Section 54.1-113 of the Code of Virginia (Callahan Act) to review each board’s financial position to determine whether fees need to be adjusted to ensure that revenues are sufficient, but not excessive, to cover the board’s operating expenses. The Board for Barbers and Cosmetology fees were last increased on September 1, 2011 and the Board has completed a full renewal cycle with these fees in place. At the close of the 2012-2014 biennium, it is projected the Board will have accumulated a cash balance of $4,390,000 with a Callahan Act position of 55%. Current fees will continue to produce revenue and cash balances that are greater than necessary to cover the Board’s operating expenses for the foreseeable future. Reductions in fees are needed to bring revenues and cash balances to an appropriate amount, allowing the Board to gradually begin using its accumulated cash to support ongoing operations, and will result in a gradual decrease in the Board’s cash balance and Callahan Act position.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Subsection A.6 of Section 2.2-4006 of the Code of Virginia.
RIS Project Yes  [003921]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6841 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/01/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelley Smith  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.