A Bill that Prohibits the sale of certain hair care products restricted to licensees
Purpose:This is a proposal that identifies to band the sell of professional hair care and beauty products to licensed professional only.Salon products formulated for professional use only should be sold to licensed professionals. Why:The Cosmetology industry have a double standard in the sales of professional hair care products.Hair care products that's used by licensed caucasian hairstylist are sold in beauty supply stores,that only sell to licensed professionals,while products that is used for African Americans by licensed African American hairstylist are sold to the general public(non licensed holders). Problem:A very large percentage of beauty supply stores sell all hair care products to the general public,many of these store owners are not familiar with the proper procedures for hair and scalp care,sanitation,or the transmission of bacteria and the desases and disorders that may be caused by the improper use of many chemical based hair care products and the additions of synthetic or human hair extensions.State regulatory agencies exist to protect the consumer's health,safety and welfare while receiving services in the salon.These include licensing agencies,state boards of cosmetology,commissions,and health departments.They do this by requiring that everyone working in a salon or spa follow specific procedures and regulations.The agency can issue penalties against both the salon owner and the licensed hairstylist.The penalties range from fines,probation or suspended of one's licenses.It is vital that cosmetologist understands and follow the laws in their state at all times.Laws are written by legislature to determine the scope of practice( what each license allows the holder to do) and establish guidelines for regulatory agencies to make rules.It's time for legislature to determine the scope and practice for beauty supply store owners,to establish specific standards for the sale of salon products. Benefits:Manufactures take great care to develop safe and highly effective systems,however just because something is safe does not mean that it cannot be dangerous if used improperly. Unlicensed persons should not be able to purchase these products at all.In the united States alone ,the professional salon business numbers nearly 313,000 establishments.These salon employ more than 1,604,000 active cosmetology professionals.The double standard that exit today deserves special attention. Therefore I Kennetha Rena Sanderlin,a licensed cosmetologist,master braider,cosmetology instructor and founder of Saidah 's Beauty Connection Braiding and Natural Hair Care Academy ,proposes to initiate for legislation to amend this Bill as follows : Sale of certain hair care products restricted A.It shall be unlawful for any wholesaler/retailer to sell to any person who does not hold a valid license as a cosmetologist the following items or products:(1) permanent hair colors.(11)chemical hair relaxers.(iii)permanent wave or texturizing treatments.(iv) high-lighting or low-lighting products.(v) hair color developers(vi) power bleaching products.(vii) hair bonding glue. or (viii) hair to be used for hair extensions,braids,hair weaves,and hair fusions B. Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. SUMMARY Board for Barbers and Cosmetology; purchase of certain hair care products restricted to licensees;penalty. Prohibits retailers from selling to any person who is not licensed as a cosmetologist,certain hair care products. Under the bill, any person who violates the prohibition is guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor.