Take Action To Prevent Total Deregulation

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.

If you live in Ohio, please take action today by taking these steps: 1) Fill out your contact information 2) Click to send an email to your legislator 3) Click to tweet @ legislators from your twitter account 4) Click to post to your legislator's Facebook walls 5) Click to call your legislators

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Thank you for taking action! We are stronger together: share this campaign with your friends, coworkers, and clients on social media!

Contact Bridget Sharpe, PBA Government Affairs Manager, with any questions: bridget@probeauty.org

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Why do we need you to take action?

Opponents of House Bill 189 and Senate Bill 129 are trying to scare legislators by claiming these bills will ruin the cosmetology industry. We need you to call to set the record straight and convince the legislators that the bills are positive for the industry.

What should you say?