Let's keep moving the needle! We need another show of support for for Senate Bill 129 and House Bill 189, which will bring common-sense cosmetology licensing reform to Ohio. Once passed, Senate Bill 129 and House Bill 189 will:
- Focus on student success, allowing new graduates to enter the beauty industry with less debt and the ability to repay student loans.
- Facilitate the workforce development pipeline for salons.
- Foster entrepreneurship, making it easier for licensed professionals to start their own businesses.
- Level the playing field: Public cosmetology students finish program hours at 1,125 and private students are required to take 375 more hours under current Ohio law.
Common, sensible licensing standards are crucial to sustaining growth for our industry and protecting public safety. SB 129 and HB 189 are strong examples of reasonable legislation.
Support for cosmetology reform will provide greater accessibility to jobs for Ohioans and encourage consistency by joining other states throughout the country with less restrictive regulations for occupational licensing.