Category: Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

Tinting 101: Eyelashes Still Part of the Curriculum for California Cosmetology Schools

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It’s time to set the record straight about eyelash tinting in the Golden State. Many beauty journalists have recirculated bad information without batting an eye, leaving consumers and cosmetology students confused about the rules. So we wanted to take a moment to break it down for you. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn’t approved…

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Breaks Language Barriers

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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…

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…