Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure: News
The Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure hosted two webinars to help licensees better understand revised and simplified rules that are now in effect.
New Rules Update: Chapters 2, 3 and 9
New Rules Update: Chapters 7, 8, and 10
New Rules Update: Chapters 4 & 9
New Rules Update: Chapters 5 & 6
Please note that Q&As from these webinars will be posted at a later date.
Before your next visit to a nail salon, please view or download our Consumer Tips for Nail Salons to learn more about what you should observe the next time you go in for a manicure or pedicure.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and several State OSHA programs are investigating questions and complaints from hair salon owners and workers about possible formaldehyde exposure from hair smoothing products. Some of these products have been labeled as "formaldehyde-free." During Federal OSHA investigations, air tests showed formaldehyde at levels above OSHA's limits in salons using Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution and Brasil Cacau Cadiveu, resulting in violations and citations.
- Warning Letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dated 8/22/11
- News Release from the U.S. Department of Labor dated 4/11/11
- Hazard Alert Update from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
- OSHA Fact Sheet on Formaldehyde