Create
Ohio jobs. Keep the public safe.

Protect
Hard-working, passionate cosmetologists and students.

The beauty salon industry in Ohio is growing and vibrant

$1.6B

generated in annual sales, contributing to Ohio job growth.

3,500+

salon industry establishments. A majority of beauty and cosmetology salons are considered local small businesses.

23,000+

employment opportunities for women and minority entrepreneurs.

Not only does Ohio’s salon industry provide employment opportunities in a challenging economic environment, it also gives individuals of all backgrounds the ability to start their own businesses.

Minority-owned Businesses in Ohio

47%

of salon businesses are owned by minorities.

13%

of all private sector businesses are owned by minorities.

Women-owned Businesses in Ohio

77%

of salon businesses are owned by women.

35%

of all private sector businesses are owned by women.

Ohio's salon industry by state senate district

Ohio’s salon industry is in every congressional district. Cosmetologists interact with almost every constituent in the state of Ohio.

Click here to learn about the Ohio Salon Association.

Crucial to the industry’s growth are common sense licensing standards that ensure public safety while minimizing barriers to entry. Smart reforms that lower hours to licensure and increase mobility will guide students into the workforce faster, support our licensed professionals, and help employers meet the demands of a growing industry, while also maintaining the high standards that protect and serve the public.

Here's what reform looks like

Guarantee License Mobility

One Standardized National Exam

Authorize Distance Learning

Pre-graduate Testing

Eliminate Specialty Licenses

Lower requirement for licensure hours

will you protect our industry?