Hairstylist’s: Transferable skills qualification certification

19 Jul

Back2myroots : A place to share thoughts and grow idea’s. B2MR



This is a topic that was brought to my attention by a fellow professional but one that I have personally been impacted by.

I hoping that others will share views thoughts and share experience of the topic.

Transferable skills and certification:

The question that raised this issue as one to write about was.

I just moved to New York and have had an Illinois license
for 30 years. I went on The NY website and IL was not on the list of
reciprocal states. I am surprised to say the least, and am worried I will have
to pay for beauty school, on top of going to State Boards again.
It has been A VERY LONG time since I have taken that test ( 1978 to be exact!) 
Do you know anything about getting grandfathered in? 

I have been effected by this on more than one occasion. Having moved from London to Ontario Canada. Then out west To British Columbia.Canada. 

I have been qualified for many years I also have certification for advanced courses in Colouring and  Cutting. But my experience is how ever long you have worked . Each country and indeed in the case of Canada with it’s provincial system the rules and requirements differ standards are claimed to be different  and yet my experience was they are no different it’s all about registration legislation and Money!

The same applies in the United States rules and regulations differ from state to state.

Maybe as professional there should be an international body  that can be joined this would store all  records of training and qualification that would be internationally accepted.

It is wrong that some one who has successfully trained maybe owned a salon is suddenly asked to re-train with young students.

In my case I was a platform artist and educator for an international company part of an international artistic team. had represented canada on stage.owned and managed salons in London. Asked in-fact told i had to re sit the full training exam for BC Canada.

After much discussion and deliberation a compromise was reached and a life time certificate issued. Since then the governing body was disbanded due to funding issue and then revived some years later.So it’s political and finance based.

So the question is. Should certification and qualification be industry governed and controlled. With fixed agreed standards agreed s o that both inter state province or international moving is much easier. No one would object to a fee for the administration of this. But come on a re take every time one moves is crazy.

Has this effected you ? what are your thoughts? 

To any one dealing with this i say get a name of someone to deal with and communicate with provide  full proof of training and qualification.experience but stand your ground be respectful have some humility. But remember you are a full true professional. This can happen to anyone who wants to move sometimes within their Country or an international move.

Mike B2MR


Comments Off on Hairstylist’s: Transferable skills qualification certification

Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Ammonia free natural hair colour, Avantgarde hair, Avantgarde/ creative hair, Beauty hair salon, Beauty hair style, Beauty tips, Blonde, Blonde highlights, Bridal hair, Bridal updo looks, brunette to Blonde, chemical reactions, Classic Chinion. The laws of colour, Colour correction, colour wheel laws of colour, colouring Grey hair, corrective colour chart, corrective hair colour charts, Creative Hair cuts, Foaming hair colour, freelance Mobile hair stylists, French Pleat, Full head hair bleach and tone, grey hair issues, Hair and style, hair chemistry, Hair Colour, hair colour education, Hair colour techniques, hair colour trends, hair colouring lift deposit, Hair Cuts, Hair cutting, hair cutting style, Hair cutting technique, hair cutting techniques, HAIR DRESSING INDUSTRY, TIPS TRICKS, THOUGHTS,, hair dressing training, Hair dressing training mentoring, Hair lift and deposit, Hair salon chair rental, Hair salon consultation, Hair salon service sales., Hair salon service's, Hair structure and Ph chart, Hair style, Hair style crative colour techniques, Hair stylist consultation, Hair Stylist standards, hair up/do formal, Hairdressing, hairdressing business, Hairdressing colour style trends, hairdressing education, hairstyle, home hair colour, Keratin hair relaxer, Lifting Dark hair with High lift colour, Lifting natural dark and warm hair shades, Metallic salts, Multi tonal low lights, Natural Blonde. want it!, natural level 7 to 9 blonde, Ombre hair colour, Qualification., Razor cut is cutting edge, REDS HOT AND COLD, Solid hair colour going lighter, That special Day make it so!, The colour wheel, The Hair Salon, up do'd, Wedding day hair


Tags: , , ,

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: