Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 20]


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10/12/11  3:42 pm
Commenter: Alicia Noll New Image Hair Salon

professional license fee

We have 5 cosmetologist Peggy Haley, Jean Wells, Mary Ann Waller, Debra Crews, Margaret Davis and 1 nail tech Alicia Noll.  We wish to petition to this law.  Can anyone provide a formal link or website to sign a petition that can be provided to the state officials for review? 

For those of you that are unaware, the Va State Professional License fee went from $55 to $140, effective immediately. We feel this is completely unacceptable. 

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10/20/11  9:50 am
Commenter: Shalonda Edwards

Increased fees

I was overwhelmed that the fees increased so dramatically. I do understand the need for inflation, but to rise to the point of "just plain greedy" is the only reasoning I could comprehend. I work at a childrens salon in which there is no benefits or room for advancements. Also being newly divorced, I have no money at all. My license ran out in September and I have not been able to renew them, because its either pay rent and eat or renew my licencse. To you this may seem mediocre, but when there is no extra money, there is no extra money.

Right now I'm out of a job, because I cannot afford to renew my license. There has to be some medium to work together. If there is a petition out there, I will sign because those of us that are in this industry for the love of it and not the money are seriously hurting right now.

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10/27/11  4:55 pm
Commenter: Sandra S. Shaw

Esthetics Master Exam

The practical exam for the Master Esthetician is totally inappropriate.  It uses substandard, non-esthetic items to test ....what?  It does not prove competency and injuries our professional reputation. Most Master Esthetic students are already working as Estheticians in the field and as such have already been tested on client safety and sanitation.  These students should be tested on theory only.

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