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Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Annual Report 2016

The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report can be viewed by clicking on the following link: COS FY2016 AR

Notice of Public Hearing

Acting under the authority of the Ohio Revised Code Sections 119.03, the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology hereby announces a public hearing will be held on Monday,  February 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board room, 1929 Gateway Circle, Grove City, Ohio.  This is a statement of the agency’s intention to promulgate the following rules:

Amended Rules
•    4713-1-03: Application of rules
•    4713-1-08: Chemicals, equipment and service approval
•    4713-1-09: Animals forbidden in salons, tanning facilities, schools and in the board
•    4713-1-10: Inspection and investigation
•    4713-1-11:  Notice of change of status
•    4713-1-13:  Board of cosmetology policy concerning access to confidential personal information
•    4713-1-14:  Trafficking education
•    4713-6-01:  Internship program definitions
•    4713-6-02:  Eligible participants
•    4713-6-04:  School-salon internship agreement
•    4713-6-05:  Student identification
•    4713-13-07: Employee/employer infection control responsibility
•    4713-15-01: General sanitation
•    4713-15-05: Proper protection of neck
•    4713-15-13: Contagious/communicable diseases
•    4713-15-15: Equipment sanitation


New Rules
•    4713-1-15: Fines, requests for extension of payment, penalties, and interest


Rescinded Rules:
•    4713-6-06: Internship course outline for cosmetology/hair design students
•    4713-6-07: Internship course outline for skin care students

•    4713-6-08: Internship course outline for manicure students
•    4713-6-09: Internship course outline for natural hair stylist students
•    4713-13-03: Necessity of managers
•    4713-15-12: Personal hygiene


The full text of the rules is available on The Board’s website, and can be accessed at: http://www.cos.ohio.gov/Laws-and-Rules/Rule-Review (You may access each rule under this section individually).


On the date and at the time and place designated in this notice, any person affected by the proposed action of the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology may appear and be heard in person, by his/her attorney, or both; may present his/her position, arguments, or contentions orally or in writing; offer witnesses; and, present evidence tending to show that any proposal, if adopted or effectuated, will be unreasonable or unlawful.

Regency School Closing Information - NACCAS Notice

Friday, September 30, 2016

NACCAS Statement on Closure of Regency Beauty Institutes

On September 28, 2016, the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences ("NACCAS") was notified by Regency Corporation ("Regency") that it intended to close all 79 NACCAS-accredited campuses of Regency Beauty Institute effective as of the close of business that day.

On September 29, 2016, NACCAS received Regency's formal relinquishment of accreditation for all Regency Beauty Institute campuses. In its relinquishment letter, Regency states:

Our efforts now will be focused primarily on securing appropriate teach-out agreements for our students. As we secure these teach-out agreements, this information will be posted for students on http://www.regency.edu. Additionally, to facilitate each student's transition to a teach-out partner school (or another school of their choosing), Regency will promptly mail a final transcript to each current student, inclusive of all students enrolled within the last 120 days. We likewise intend to provide our state regulators with a final transcript for each such student, as well as the hard-copy records currently in the campuses, and to engage a records management company to administer student transcript requests in the future. This information will also be posted at http://www.regency.edu when it becomes available.

NACCAS is working closely with the U.S. Department of Education, Regency and applicable state regulatory agencies to assist students adversely affected by Regency's closures in finding alternative opportunities for completing their programs of study. Our expectation is that Regency will make appropriate arrangements with other accredited schools in the affected communities to allow a transfer of students to those schools, and NACCAS will make every effort to facilitate those arrangements.

September 30, 2016 Update: The U.S. Department of Education has created a web page containing useful information for students affected by Regency's closure: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/regency.

NACCAS is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit Delaware corporation organized for the purpose of developing, promoting and advancing standards of education and instruction in cosmetology arts and sciences, massage and cognate areas by giving recognition through accreditation to schools offering programs in those fields of study which maintain high standards of education.NACCAS currently accredits over 1300 schools nationwide, and has been recognized by the United States Department of Education for over 40 years as a reliable authority regarding the quality of education and training provided by the schools it accredits.


Reminder to NACCAS-accredited schools: Your school's email address may be important to NACCAS as a part of the requirement that you are able to receive all official communications relevant to your accreditation. Before you unsubscribe make sure that NACCAS has a valid email address for your school.

Cosmetology Phone Scam

Dear Licensee:

The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology (“Board”) has recently received information about telephone scams targeting our licensees.  According to the reported information, there have been two forms of scams, both directed toward salons.  In one, the caller says that they are calling from the Board about an unpaid fine, and they demand immediate payment over the phone.  While certain unpaid fines may be referred to the Ohio Attorney General for collections, and the collection efforts may involve calls, Employees of the Board will never call and demand fine payments over the phone.

In the second version, the caller claims to be an inspector from the Board and says that they are coming to complete an inspection at the salon.  The caller then informs the salon that they need to have money available to pay for the inspection.  The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology does not charge salons for inspections, and Board inspectors will never ask a salon for money.

If you receive a call like the ones noted above, or any other call from someone claiming to be from the Board and asking for money, please hang up and notify the Board.

The Next Board Meeting of the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology will be held on

 Tuesday February 14th, 2017 at 1:00p.m.


The License Renewal Website is open and available for 2017 License Renewals - Click HERE to access

If you have any questions or need assistance with your License Renewal, please call 614-466-3834

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