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The beauty salon industry does more than make people look great. It strengthens our economy more than many other career choices.
generated in annual sales
employment opportunities for women and minority entrepreneurs
more minorities in salon industry versus overall U.S. workforce
increase of women-owned salons verses all private sector businesses
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% jump in career opportunities for Barbers, Hair Stylists, and Cosmetologists between 2014 and 2024.
Changes are Crucial.
To protect public safety, grow our industry and reduce student loan debt, common sense licensing requirements are needed:
LICENSE MOBILITY Licensed professionals cannot practice their trade outside of their state — creating unnecessary barriers to entry.
PRE-GRADUATE TESTING Over 30% of students who complete school never take the test. Let’s have pre-graduate testing in all states.
A successful career is built over time and influenced by experience, training, and continuing education. Cosmetology graduates and beauty professionals overwhelmingly desire license mobility.
READ OUR RESEARCH.
The Future of the Beauty Industry Coalition has sponsored independent third-party research to study student financial issues and cosmetology license reforms, and gain insights into the key performance metrics of programs in states with varying hours required for cosmetology licensing.
DOWNLOAD THE RESEARCH
THE ABRIDGED 2016 AIR REPORT
THE FULL 2016 AIR REPORT
THE LICENSING FACT PAGE
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING: A FRAMEWORK FOR POLICYMAKERS
POST-ELECTION PROFESSIONAL LICENSING FINDINGS
VALUE OF COSMETOLOGY LICENSING REPORT