More than half of the top 10 retailers in Florida say they’re not stocking the type of products that Cosmetologists are searching for when it comes to hair care products.
That includes Cosmetologist and salon owner Linda DeFilippis of Naples, Florida.
“I’m not really familiar with the products,” DeFalis told Fox News.
“So, I would really like to get in contact with a Cosmetological in the state.”
DeFilippides, a former beauty assistant who has since transitioned to an assistant at the Cosmetologie store, said she’s had to make changes since the introduction of the new hair care labeling regulations in July, including cutting her hair short to accommodate the new regulation.
“It has made me very aware of the products that I want to buy and how I want my hair to look,” DeLisias said.
She also has found herself having to shop around.
“There are so many products out there, so you’re always looking to find something that you’re happy with,” she said.
DeFalis said she feels the new regulations have made it harder to find quality hair products.
“They really make it more difficult to find a good product,” she added.
“It is really hard for people to get a product that they want, that they think is good.”
A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Health said Cosmetologies and Hair Products Association (HFPA) are the agency that oversees the hair care industry in Florida, and they have been working with retailers to update the regulations.
“We are working closely with manufacturers to provide guidance and provide consistency across our industry,” the spokesperson said.
According to the HFPA, cosmetics and hair products are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as medical products, and have been approved by the FDA for use as a conditioner, conditioner products, shampoos, and hair conditioners.
However, they have not been approved as hair care, and do not fall under the purview of the FDOH.
The regulations, which are expected to take effect in 2018, also limit how much product a Cosmologie can sell.
A Cosmetologue can sell only up to three products, according to the regulations, and can only sell up to two of the same product at a time.
In a statement, the HFPAs stated that the new labeling rules were designed to address the current shortages and that they have “worked closely with the Cosmogrocosmetic industry and retailers to ensure the safety of their products and the general public.”
“We are committed to ensuring that Cosmologicals and Hair Producers are not impacted by these new regulations,” the statement said.