Category: Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

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…

Tips to Stay Safe at Your Next Salon, Barbershop Visit

Wedding season and special events have many of us visiting the salon and barbershop to get primped and pampered. What you may not realize are the dangers you could be exposing yourself to while there. The good thing is you can guard yourself and others with the right information. The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC)…

Pedicures: There’s Infection Risk Afoot

Pedicures can be a great way to pamper yourself. But they can also lead to serious health problems unless salons follow the sanitation procedures required by law. Lurking in the depths of a foot spa basin may be bacteria, fungal strains, and other dangerous microorganisms that thrive in warm, moist environments. Any break in the…

#safesandalseason Is Back!!

The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. That means it is once again #SafeSandalSeason! The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology wants to make sure Californians know the dos and don’ts of safe pedicures. Here are few things to keep in mind the next time you head out to your next…

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