The Board of Cosmetology issued a Violation Matrix that identifies which laws and rules receive a warning or a fine on the first offense. Upon review, it was determined that certain violations regarding licensing would be moved from a warning on a first offense to a violation on a first offense. The Board indicated that the majority of these violations have been issued violations following ARC review and Board approval, and continued case-by-case review creates unnecessary delay due to an increased number of these violations. The primary code sections are R.C. 4713.14(B) through (E). What this means for you as a salon owner is that you and your staff need to ensure that all employees and independent contractors are properly licensed, as well as the locations in which you operate, as a first offense will now result in a fine.