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Ohio Update: House Bill 189 and Senate Bill 129

The Ohio General Assembly has introduced companion bills to reform Ohio’s cosmetology laws comprehensively. The House bill is HB 189 and the Senate bill is SB 129. Both pick up from changes enacted in SB 213 from the 131st General Assembly. “Our bill seeks to make Ohio’s cosmetology laws the …

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Beauty Industry Leaders Form Coalition to Reform Industry Standards and Protect Consumers Against Dangerous Deregulation Measures

Major Announcement: New coalition moves to radically reform the beauty industry from within to streamline job entry and create one national standard of 1,000-hours for cosmetology licensure Leaders in the professional beauty industry announced today the official launch of The Future of the Beauty Industry Coalition (FBIC) to advocate for …

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AACS Sues US Department of Education on GE

Message from AACS President, Frank Trieu Earlier today, AACS filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC. The lawsuit seeks to prevent the Department from enforcing the Gainful Employment rule against our member schools. The position of the lawsuit is that the rule treats our schools …

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Advocacy is Part of Business

Election cycles cause me to reflect on all the levels of government and their connection to, among other things, my business. While elections heighten my involvement, I’m never uninvolved. Over the past 20 years I’ve learned that a meaningful amount of my time is necessarily spent at town halls, State …

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Wage & Hours Panel Review

Paying your team members has never been more complicated, especially for the multi-unit business that spans multiple state lines. From paystub and piece-rate regulations to minimum wage increases, ISBN members discussed what’s happening in their businesses and how they are adapting their businesses. This webinar moderated by Sandra Anderson, Chief …

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U.S. Industry Licensing Update

For the past several years, ISBN, represented by Gordon Logan, has worked with our industry partners to study industry licensing and make recommendations. The Coalition recently issued its recommendations, which are designed to protect professional licenses and bring consistency to our industry across the entire country. Learn what they’re proposing …

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15th Annual Welcome to Our World on Capitol Hill

The Professional Beauty Federation staged its 15th annual Welcome to Our World event in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 28. WTOW creates a mini-salon/spa-like atmosphere on Capitol Hill during which members of the professional beauty industry provide services to Members of Congress and their staffs. The purpose of the event is …

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Government Relations Update

Gordon Logan, ISBN government relations advocate shared the latest information on government regulations impacting our industry in this webinar recap. Learn what ISBN is doing to support and protect your business. ISBN is part of the Professional Beauty Federation, which also puts on an annual event bringing key issues in …

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Gainful Employment Infographic

Gainful Employment has been hanging around, threatening to infiltrate the cosmetology schools in the US, for years now. Officially passed in November of 2014, it’s scheduled to take effect in 2015. If you’re new to this topic and not sure what it’s all about, have a look at this infographic …

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Gordon Logan Talks About a United Industry

In the January issue of Beauty Industry Report, Gordon Logan, ISBN’s immediate past president, sounds off on why the beauty industry must work together to uphold national standards and prevent de-regulation. Status quo won’t work for us any more Our industry has been regulated by the individual states for decades, …

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