Advocacy

Common sense licensing standards are crucial to growing our industry and protecting public safety.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% jump in career opportunities for Barbers, Hair Stylists, and Cosmetologists through 2024.

The state-level estimated time to obtain a cosmetology license ranges from 9 months or 1,000 hours to 16 months or 2,300 hours.

The current licensure model doesn’t allow people the flexibility to practice their trade from state to state or keep up with the new economy, creating unnecessary barriers to entry into the profession.

Upon graduation, our students face excessive student loan debt and red tape that prevents them from quickly entering the workforce. Contact your legislator today to voice your opinion!

Crucial to the industry’s growth are common sense licensing standards that ensure public safety while minimizing barriers to entry.

We work diligently on our members’ behalf  to ensure that the laws and rules of the Board of Cosmetology are enforced equitably.

If you have any concerns with the way a rule is written or its negative impact on your business please submit your thoughts to the OSA..

Learn more about the Legislative Accomplishments and Rule Changes that are due to OSA’s Advocacy & Rule Updates.

Join the Ohio Salon Association

The OSA seeks to help connect with members and prospective members, and to communicate vital information about the cosmetology industry in Ohio to salon owners and licensees in Ohio.