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Dumbing Down Cosmetology

As other professions elevate standards, the Ohio Board of Cosmetology is seeking to lower the educational requirements of the entire cosmetology profession.

Briefly, they intend to eliminate the Manager's License in all disciplines, and slash Management training from all cosmetology programs. One could reasonably conclude this will render graduates of the shorter training unprepared for anything other than working for someone else - a salon owner as they had hoped to be.

We have heard no logical reason for such a reduction of education and salon standards. How can the graduate be better prepared with less training? How is the public better protected (the Board's real purpose) with stripped-down courses, or with salons staffed only with inexperienced new graduates?

Other than a few salon owners, we have heard no one in our industry push for lowering education or for eliminating the need for a managing professional in every salon.

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The High Holidays

One road to tolerance is the path of understanding. If we know something of the traditions and beliefs of others, we can avoid inadvertent sleights and, instead, show recognition and respect. The Jewish community is now observing Rosh Hashanah - some brief facts of interest:

"The ten days starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur are commonly known as the Days of Awe. This is a time for serious introspection, a time to consider the sins of the previous year and repent before Yom Kippur.

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