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  5:35 pm
Commenter: Holly netherland

License regulations

Virginia’s esthetics program prides it self on providing safe, and proper services for the public. As a consumer, it is distrusting to receive a treatment under a business whose workers/apprentices, are not fully trained but displayed as such. This law is Purposely hiding the fact that the person performing services/and treatments are not certified. Consumers are most at risk because they are not being made aware of their options for receiving professional service or not, yet paying the same price.

The esthetics industry is growing fast and with that comes a reputation, that,if not protracted can turn sour due to the public’s opinion with subpar services that were promised from a “unlicensed” professional...

There are no Guarantees that these apprentices are supervised while performing services, which leaves room for sanitation and safety hazards. Which agian turns around and harms our public and overall Reputation.

Changing the wording of this law does more harm than good. At the end of the day we need to protect the safety of our public, and the financial, professional safety for our future esthetician

CommentID: 78790