Category: Beauty

Stories about beauty and personal care, including the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Buying Face Cream from a Questionable Source Could Lead to Catastrophic Results

The desire for lighter, clearer skin causes some consumers to take drastic measures hoping for dramatic results. It also has predators putting toxic merchandise on the streets, luring the consumer into using a tampered product that’s too good to be true. The outcome is less than desirable and, in some cases, downright life-threatening. In 2014,…

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Issues Warning About Mercury-Tainted Face Creams

Consumers urged to verify products are from U.S. distributors The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) wants consumers to be aware that certain face cream products from Mexico could be tainted with the toxic liquid metal mercury and to take the proper precautions to avoid poisoning. The potentially hazardous products can be purchased on…

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Encourages Milan Students to Obtain Their Records

State office assists students with next steps, provides resources free of charge The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) is joining the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) in encouraging current and former Milan Institute students to obtain academic and financial records from the institution as soon as possible. On Wednesday, September 25, 2019,…

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Breaks Language Barriers

A barber pole and barbering tools

California’s Board of Barbering and Cosmetology is meeting the challenge of regulating a diverse industry by providing its licensees and consumers access to the board in a language they understand. (click one of the following to view this as a press release in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese or Traditional Chinese) The three most commonly requested…

Consumer 411 on Eyelash Extensions

Blink and you’ll miss it. For plenty of beauty trends, that’s an all-too-fitting quip. But when it comes to one trend in particular, the whole point is to make certain no one misses it when you blink. And it’s a trend that looks to have some longevity. Eyelash extensions continue to grow in popularity. With…

New Video Chronicles Workers’ Rights Town Halls

New resource supplements other workers’ rights education materials In 2017, the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) held two public town hall events—one in Northern California and one in Southern California—to educate its licensees on the important topic of workers’ rights and responsibilities. A snapshot of those events in the form of a video…

Salón Seguro da otro paso adelante

Como consumidores de productos de belleza, estamos acostumbrados a ver una lista de ingredientes (aunque pequeños y, a veces, difíciles de encontrar) en los productos que compramos, de acuerdo con la ley federal. Esto nos ayuda a tomar decisiones de compra informadas y nos permite evitar ciertos químicos si deseamos. Sin embargo, la ley federal…

New Shop Posting Requirements Simplify Consumer Message, Save Costs

Salon patrons may remember walking into their favorite establishments and seeing a long, text-heavy poster detailing the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology’s health and safety regulations hanging in the lobby. Not ringing a bell? You’re not alone. Turns out customers weren’t really reading it if they noticed it at all. That meant that the “Message to…