Hair Designer License – 2015?

Back to School Blog Pic 4With the Hair Designer licensing moving forward, and could possibly voted on in the next month, a few students have asked me, “Frank, as a current cosmetologist, could I convert to be a hair designer so I can reduce my schooling?”

I wanted to take a moment to explain the process; if the senate votes to approve HB 1063, and the Hair Designer License becomes law, it doesn’t mean that everyone can then sign up for the new license. The first thing that would happen is this ‘law’ would then be referred to the Cosmetology Board to establish the ‘rules’ of the license. The Cosmetology Dorado would hold a number of public hearings, take input, then would have to set up the curriculum, establish state testing criteria, and an implementation schedule. Schools would then have to go through an approval process, and once EVERYTHING is set, schools could then enroll students.

It’s going to take some time. A year would not be unrealistic.

My answer: if you are currently in school right now, it’s best just to finish up your license and start working. You’ll be making an income as you wait for this to be enacted.

As of right now, it’s only an idea. This bill could be voted against, or could be delayed and not even come to vote before the legislative session closes.   That’s what had happened last year …

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