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Tankersley's bill helps streamline how barbers, cosmetologists are regulated
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Chelsea Brown, an Ogeechee Technical College student in cosmetology who has graduated, works with a customer in this file photo provided by the college. OTC enrolls about 130 students a year as cosmetology students. Of these, 40 at a time take classes in cosmetology toward the program diploma. - photo by Photo courtesy Ogeechee Technical College
Rep. Jan Tankersley introduced a bill that will become law July 1 to streamline how barbers and cosmetologists are regulated in Georgia. House Bill 314 merges the Georgia State Board of Barbers with the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, which regulates cosmetologists who may work as manicurists and provide skin care services, in addition to styling hair. Until now, these boards have had separate rules and procedures, but both were hosted by the Secretary of State's Office.
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