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Eye Lash Extension Services

The following policy statements were adopted by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology on March 14, 2017:


RE: Eye lash Extension Services


The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology is now tasked with regulating the practice of eye lash extensions, which has been added to the scope of practice of esthetics. Statute now requires individuals providing eye lash extension services to be licensed as estheticians or cosmetologists, and requires that these services only be performed in facilities licensed by the Board. Having now provided persons impacted by these new requirements six months to become educated in the relevant laws and rules and come into compliance, the Board will now focus on the continued education of businesses and individuals engaged in eye lash extension services, and on issuing compliance warnings for first-time violators, and progressive sanctions, as warranted, for repeat violators.

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Annual Report 2016

The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report can be viewed by clicking on the following link: COS FY2016 AR

Cosmetology Phone Scam

Dear Licensee:

The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology (“Board”) has recently received information about telephone scams targeting our licensees.  According to the reported information, there have been two forms of scams, both directed toward salons.  In one, the caller says that they are calling from the Board about an unpaid fine, and they demand immediate payment over the phone.  While certain unpaid fines may be referred to the Ohio Attorney General for collections, and the collection efforts may involve calls, Employees of the Board will never call and demand fine payments over the phone.

In the second version, the caller claims to be an inspector from the Board and says that they are coming to complete an inspection at the salon.  The caller then informs the salon that they need to have money available to pay for the inspection.  The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology does not charge salons for inspections, and Board inspectors will never ask a salon for money.

If you receive a call like the ones noted above, or any other call from someone claiming to be from the Board and asking for money, please hang up and notify the Board.

 Ohio State Board of Cosmetology

Board Meeting

 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.



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