There are over 250 Great Clips salons in Florida, and I own 31 of them. With over 2,000 cosmetologists and barbers employed by the company in Florida — 250 of them at my franchises — I have a pretty good idea of how they’re trained before and after they become Great Clips employees and the […]
There are many aspects of this program that you need to get safe with, and functional with, and 600 hours, you cannot do that. Financial aid is a way for people who can’t pay for their school to come to school and it is needed. It’s needed by many people out here to make better
I moved to Florida two years ago after studying criminal law and working in a law firm. I realized I looked at my life as, this is a job, not a career to me. I wanted to be able to wake up excited about my career, and that is why I decided to attend school
Cutting hours in Florida’s Cosmetology standards are not only detrimental to me personally but to the industry and esthetics field. It will be nearly impossible for Florida skin care students to get jobs out of state, as well as, in Florida. 165 hours is extremely minimal to be able to retain and learn everything to
It’s been almost 80 years since Congress passed legislation to manage the beauty industry, but a new bill that was introduced today would completely change the way we regulate cosmetics. Read more at Vogue.
No one in the salon industry will likely forget the case of Kimberly Jackson. In 2006, this Fort Worth, Texas-based woman allegedly contracted Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) during a pedicure at a local salon—and later suffered a fatal heart attack due to the disease. Though most nail technicians are careful to properly disinfect their equipment
Beauty salons, nail salons, and day spas in Hollywood, Homestead, Miami, and other South Florida cities are plentiful and these businesses are designed to help customers feel beautiful and pampered. As part of a highly competitive business, these companies often offer a range of services, and over the years some of these services have become
A Wisconsin man who wanted a fresh haircut for the holidays was left injured and bald after his barber allegedly cut him with scissors and then shaved a strip of his hair off. Read more at New York Daily News.
“Occupational licensing” requires aspiring workers and entrepreneurs to secure government permission to enter a particular field. Through a combination of educational and experience requirements, as well as exams and fees, occupational licensing attempts to protect consumers from malpractice and ensure that practitioners are sufficiently skilled. While only one in 20 U.S. workers was required to
The barbershop has always been a safe haven for dudes. But it’s also a nasty undercover germ factory. You go to the barber to freshen up, not walk away with a gross new infection. But like any communal area where guys go to spruce up (we’re looking at you, locker rooms), your local barbershop can