Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle • Grove City, Ohio 43123
Local: (614) 466-3834 • Statewide: 1-866-642-6723
In our never ending quest to make life easy in dealing with The Board, and to inform the public better about our profession, we have revamped our website, and invite you to try it out.
You will find new features, including a more organized approach to our site so that it is easier for you to use. Our contact information is more specific, and you can email or phone any one of our experts who are clearly identified as to what exactly they do to make your experience with State Board more meaningful.
A new feature is "Ask LOIS?" You may ask just who this LOIS is, well we are glad you asked. "She" is our Licensee Online Information System, and she replaces Frequently Asked Questions or FAQs that once populated our site. LOIS knows a lot, so please ask her, and it may save you a phone call, fax, or email.
You will also find a much more structured approach to any and all forms that you may need for all things Cosmetology. They are organized in one neat area, rather than spread in many areas as we had it before. More of our forms are interactive, so that you can more readily submit them online, and save you the time and trouble of scanning or faxing them to our office. Our News section will also be filled with timely information about our profession, and state and federal issues of importance to your career.
We hope that you enjoy the redesigned website. Mr. Andrew Ewing, our Director of Information Technology has worked hard on this innovation, and wants to serve you better, quicker, and so that you don't have to pick up the phone!
At OSBC, we sometimes use terminology that is unfamiliar in day to day language. We strive to make your Board as "user friendly" as possible, so that the language we use meshes with the language that you use. We offer this to the Industry as we gear up for the 2013 Renewal Period late next year. So, enjoy, and hopefully this is a refresher course for all of our license holders. We wish all who celebrate, a Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year, 2012, for those who are not already enjoying a Happy New Year 5772!
What does it mean to have my license in Escrow?
Who places my license in Escrow?
Why would I choose to place my license in Escrow?
A license can be placed for any reason but the most common reasons are:
How and when do I put my License in Escrow?
How and when can I remove my License from Escrow?
Will a Beauty Supplier accept an Escrowed license so I can purchase products?
These are the 3 steps for all implements used in the salon.
• First, wash in a mild soap solution. (Dish soap is fine, there is no need to use costly hand soap or shampoo). Then thoroughly rinse.
• Second, completely immerse the implements in a hospital grade disinfectant, for the required time, follow manufactures directions, then rinse.
• Third, store implements in a closed approved container. A drawer is fine as long as only disinfected items are in it. If a container is used it must have a lid and be able to be washed.
This procedure is for all implements manicuring, waxing, combs, brushes, clipper guards etc. There is no need to store your equipment in a disinfectant as it is generally a 10 – 15 immersing time. A container labeled dirty can hold used tools until they are washed and disinfected properly.
Remember these three easy but very important steps. They are important for you, for your customers, for the public safety, and they help you to uphold the law!
Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Local: (614) 466-3834
Fax: (614) 644-6880
Executive Director: James Trakas
Kimberly Thomas, Chairwoman, Salon Owner
Steve Thompson, Independent Contractor
Daisy Rickman, Cosmetologist & Salon Owner
NeCole Cumberlander, School Owner
Dr. Marilyn Huheey, Medical Doctor
Bernadine Neal, Cosmetology Instructor
Delores Gillis, Cosmetologist
Thomas Taneff, General Public
Clara Osterhage, Multiple Salon Owner