Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 20]
Action Reduction in License Display Requirements
Stage Fast-Track
Comment Period Ended on 1/22/2020
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1/9/20  12:53 pm
Commenter: Tiffany McGill, Ooh La La Skincare

Comment about Apprenticeship Regulatory Changes

At this time, any shop or salon holding an apprenticeship program; is required to inform the public if any services are administered by an apprenticeship student. Removing this requirement would be misleading to the public. I strongly feel that the public should be aware that they are not receiving a service by a licensed professional. Without the requirement to make the public aware, the clientele would assume that they are receiving a treatment by a qualified professional with the mandated knowledge of a licensee. This would allow for the shop or salon to charge full price for student services, which would indicate to the public that they are qualified professionals. This would encourage salon or shop owners to offer apprenticeship programs due to the ability to not hire Licensed Estheticians, when the option for students to perform services is more profitable. This could lead to overall public dissatisfaction for what a Licensed Esthetician has to offer and most importantly the potential for client harm. As a Licensed Master Esthetician, I propose that the regulation to openly share apprentice status to the public when performing services, remain in effect permanently. 


Thank you for your time and consideration,

Tiffany McGill, LME

CommentID: 78772