Legislative Updates for California

California State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology

2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: 800-952-5210 | Fax: 916-575-7281 | Website: barbercosmo.ca.gov/ | Email: barbercosmo@dca.ca.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

California Seeks Deregulations

ASCP is in favor of Senate Bill 803 to further the sunset of the Barbering and Cosmetology Board, with some suggested amendments. ASCP is concerned about deregulating haircutting, hairstyling, and eyelash extensions, and including massage in the scope of practice for estheticians. ASCP details the potential negative impact on public health and safety.

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Sunset Review—Joint Oversight Hearing Friday, April 9

The California legislature has scheduled the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology sunset review for Friday, April 9, at 9:00 a.m. PT. If you would like to provide public comment at the hearing, you will have the opportunity. Or, you can submit written comments to us at gr@ascpskincare.com by April 8, 2021, and we will forward them to the appropriate committee.

California Update – New Regional Closures – Personal Services including massage, hair, esthetics, and nails to close if ICU bed capacity reaches 15% or less

Governor Newsom modified the state’s Stay at Home orders on December 3, dividing the state into five regions. Regions that have 15% or less intensive care unit (ICU) bed capacity will be shut down from all but essential services for three weeks.

California COVID-19 Update: Governor Newsom announces new website and tiered system

Governor Newsom announced a new COVID-19 website to identify what is open in California, available at https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy.

When visiting the covid19.ca.gov website, scroll down to “People want to know” and click on “What’s open in my county?” The website (https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/) will allow members to find out in what capacity they are open—indoor or outdoor and with or without modifications. There may be county restrictions that apply as well.

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