Showing support for Senate Bill 129 and House Bill 189 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.
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 that directly address concerns of the over-regulation of state-mandated occupational licensing laws, and will create meaningful changes to archaic cosmetology licensing laws that desperately need reform.
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.