Category: Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

UCLA Releases First U.S. Study of Labor Conditions in Nail Salons

More than three-fourths of nail salon employees are low-wage workers, according to a new UCLA report that is the first to examine the multibillion-dollar nail salon industry nationally with a focus on labor conditions. The report, “Nail Files: A Study of Nail Salon Workers and Industry in the United States,” by the UCLA Labor Center…

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…

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…

Your Hairdresser or Barber Can Save Your Life!

Your hair professional really can save your life—and we’re not talking about making you look younger or being able to squeeze you in for that last minute emergency ‘do. He or she can spot a potential and very dangerous health risk: Melanoma. Why? Because when they cut your hair every 4–6 weeks or so, they…

Put it on Your Reading List: The Winter 2017 Consumer Connection Magazine!

Happy holidays from the staff of the Consumer Connection magazine! The last issue for 2017 is filled with articles about everything from hormone replacement therapy to power poses, seniors and technology, football helmets, liquid cremation, and much more! Our cover story features the Bureau of Cannabis Control and the preparations it is making to begin…

Itching to Do Some Fundraising? Just Let it Grow

If you think you’re seeing more men with beards and moustaches during the month of November, you’re not imagining things. Since 2003, every November is also Movember, the month when men grow beards and ‘staches to raise funds for projects in the areas of men’s mental health, suicide prevention, prostate and testicular cancers. You don’t…

New Video Explains How Salons and Barber Shops Can Avoid Fines

The inspection of barbering and beauty establishments by California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology inspectors is part of the board’s mission to ensure the health and safety of California’s consumers. Board licensees should be aware that at some time in their career, they are likely to be visited by an inspector, as board inspectors have…

State Barbering and Cosmetology Board to Hold Workers’ Rights Town Halls in Northern and Southern California

Today, the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology held the first of two public town hall events to educate its licensees on workers’ rights and responsibilities. Read the full news release in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean here.  

Is Your Salon Safe?

Many of us visit barbershops and salons for pampering and grooming services without realizing there could be risks. In reality, our health depends on the safety and infection control procedures used by the barbers, cosmetologists and other salon service professionals to whom we entrust the care of our hair, skin and nails. The Board of…

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