New York: Cosmetologists in New York City are having to be more mindful of the license frame and compliance requirements when they practice in the state, a city regulator said on Thursday.
The Cosmetological Licensing Board, an independent regulatory body, has issued new rules for licensed cosmetologists, requiring them to follow specific licensing guidelines and conduct annual inspections to ensure compliance.
The regulations also make it mandatory for all licensed cosmologists to complete an annual wellness evaluation.
Cosmetology licenses in New Jersey and Connecticut are being renewed for the first time in more than a decade.
The state is the first to enact such a mandate, said Jessica Tisch, director of the board’s office of regulatory affairs.
New York City Cosmetologist Association President and CEO Paul B. Fischberg said he hopes the new licensing rules will be enough to protect cosmetologist licenses.
“It’s very important to us that our licenses are renewed every year,” Fischman said.
“The license frame is an important component to make sure we’re abiding by the law.”
The Cosmetologic Licensing Act of 2012, signed into law by Gov.
Andrew M. Cuomo in April, required licensed cosmicologists to provide annual wellness evaluations to the board and conduct periodic inspections to make certain the license is in compliance with state and federal laws, according to a New York Times article.
The Cosmetic and Aesthetic Sciences Association, which represents cosmetological licensees in New England, said it is disappointed that the Cosmetological Licensing Bureau is not expanding its mandate.
“The Cosmic Licensing Unit was created with the understanding that licensing is an essential element of the profession and a key to our mission,” said Dan Osterman, president of the Cosmetic Aesthetic and Cosmetic Sciences Association.
“We will continue to monitor the state’s progress in this regard and work with the board to address any concerns that may arise.”
The board will hold a public meeting on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the state capitol in Albany.