The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) strongly opposes House Bill 2325, which would deregulate licensing for hair, skin and nail services in West Virginia.
House Bill 2325 will ignore the training and education that keeps clients safe by allowing anyone that can purchase a beauty product to provide beauty services for compensation.
The mandatory training and education that is required in all 50 states for licensed beauty professionals is in place to protect clients from the spread of bacteria and diseases.
House Bill 2325 was substituted on February 22, 2021, to prevent the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists from regulating the use, application or administration, by unlicensed persons whether for compensation or not of hair, nail, skin and other beauty products that are commonly available as retail consumer products.
West Virginia residents: You can help PBA oppose this bill by sending a notice to your legislator. Visit probeauty.org for more details.