Category: Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

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…

What You Learned on Your Summer Vacation

When we were kids, the only thing we had to worry about during summer vacation was what to do with all of that time off. As adults, we have other summer-related things to worry about—like how to keep our pets cool, how to protect our homes when we are away, how to prep the car…

Celebrating Diversity and Showing the Path to Licensure in Two New Videos From DCA

Did you know that the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) offers assistance and materials to consumers and licensees in Korean, English, Spanish, and Vietnamese? Did you know there are four easy steps on the path to obtaining professional licensure with the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists (BPELSG)? You can learn about one—or…

Students Counseled After Beauty School Owner Arrested

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education advises attendees of San Diego Area cosmetology school of their student rights. SACRAMENTO – Tramy Van, 41, owner of Tramy Beauty School with facilities in Escondido and San Diego, was arrested Thursday, August 11, 2016, for felony grand theft and theft under false pretenses. To read the full release, click…

Men Discovering Pedicures Are “Man-Tastic”

In case you haven’t noticed, pedicures aren’t just for women anymore. A growing number of men—both young and old and who aren’t even Hollywood celebrities—are taking the pampered plunge. They’re discovering what women have known all along: Getting a spa foot treatment can be a luxurious experience that not only makes you look great, but…

New Publication from the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

The State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Board), which licenses and regulates barbers, cosmetologists, manicurists, estheticians, electrologists, apprentices, and the establishments in which they work in California, has released a new publication—Eyelash Extensions Safety Tips. The brochure details who should be applying eyelash extensions, what to look for at the salon you choose, when a…

Gel Manicures: How Safe Are They?

The durability of a gel manicure is stuff of a manicure-junkie’s dream. Although more costly than a regular manicure, a gel manicure is relished for its high-gloss polish that can last for weeks. After application, you need to “cure” the gel polish by putting your nails—and hands—under an ultraviolet (UV) lamp. We frequently hear about…

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