Tag: beauty salons

Beauty Industry Group Sues Over Shop Closings

Newsom announced last week that salons could not reopen yet after revealing that the first case of known community-to-community transmission of the coronavirus in the state, in February, had been traced to a nail salon. He did not give further details about the salon or the patient.

In the lawsuit, the Professional Beauty Federation of California and others say that the order to remain closed deprives salon workers of their constitutional rights and that the classifications of “essential” vs. “nonessential” businesses are arbitrary, among other complaints.

Newsom announced last week that salons could not reopen yet after revealing that the first case of known community-to-community transmission of the coronavirus in the state, in February, had been traced to a nail salon. He did not give further details about the salon or the patient.

The revelation came in response to a reporter’s question about why salons were put in phase 3 of reopening, after parks and retail stores were allowed to reopen Friday, May 8. “This whole thing started in the state of California — the first community spread — at a nail salon,” Newson said at a news briefing. “I’m very worried about that.  Phase 3, when the salons are due to open, “may not even be more than a month away,” he said.  The February transmission occurred, he said, even though salon workers were already practicing protective measures such as wearing masks and gloves.  Before opening the salons and beauty colleges back up, he said, “We just want to make sure we have a protocol in place to secure the safety of customers, the safety of employees, and allow the business to thrive in a way that is sustainable.”

California’s shutdown that went into effect in mid-March affects barbers, aestheticians, electrologists, hair stylists, cosmetologists, and manicurists, said Fred Jones, counsel for the Professional Beauty Federation of California and a lobbyist.

He says that health and safety instruction make up a large part of the salon workers’ training.

In California, 621,742 people hold licenses from the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology’s laws and regulations that cover people providing salon services already require a number of health and safety measures, such as disinfecting tools and foot spas, single use of towels and robes, and personal cleanliness for workers providing services. Cheri Gyuro, a spokesperson for the California Department of Consumer Affairs, says the board is working on guidelines for COVID-19 that will be made public when they are complete.

 

Beware of Misleading Brand Names, Slogans and Logos!

THE BEAUTIFUL LIES

One important topic in my next film, “The Beautiful LieS” is labeling of hair care products. Advertising is key to success for a business in the beauty industry and a manufacturer or entrepreneur will say and do whatever is in the parameters legality. Stretch it, twist it and they the manufacturer will also go outside of what the government guidelines and use the printed information on the product container to their benefit until the government catch’s them.  Manufacturers often use misleading brand names, logos and slogans in an effort to dupe health conscious consumers into buying their products.  Constant vigilance is necessary when making purchases of  personal care products.

BULLSHIT keratin-complex

(Keratin Complex has aldehydes that when used with the  Flat Iron form formaldehyde. Pure and simple fact. Read there MSDS sheet if you can get one. I don’t think that the manufacturers are the ones who are going to “set the record straight.” There is bit of conflict of interest here. I would tend to trust third party (A Chemist) more than someone who has something to lose if we stop buying their products. Also on the container it is read as, “OSHA COMPLIANT”. OSHA does not endorse and or all beauty products. See how a manufacturer can stretch there usage of words. By the way OSHA did send Keratin Complex a letter to change there wording on the product label.)

These products are used for your home use and also for services that are given to you in a professional salon.  Take it from me everyone, so called professionals in my industry are the sheep of all sheep. They will take the word of a sales person coming in there salon front door. And listen to the advertising SPEAL from them and the next thing they will ask the salesperson is “How much is a whole line? Do you have a intro deal?,  Do you take payments?”. Not bothering to ask for the MSDS sheet for the product. A MSDS sheet is required by law from a manufacturer to the person using, purchasing or selling the product to see the listed ingredients in any and all chemical or hair and skin products used on a consumer in a so called licensed professional beauty salon.

BIG BROTHER

In this day and age the FDA is your GOVERNMENT watch dog for you. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), its responsibilities include “[protecting the public health by assuring that foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled.” This responsibility entails regulating a large number of companies producing this nation’s food, making appointments to the high-level positions within the agency very important. And anything and everything they say you should take there (FDA) word on if it is healthy, toxic, or illegal.

BIG BROTHER

But in this day and age would you take the governments word!

A good example is the 1976 slogan in which a soft drink manufacturer claimed that their product “Adds Life”, thus giving consumers the impression that the product was not only refreshing, but also somehow added to their well-being. The slogan should have read something to the effect that the product “is addictive, will rot teeth and will contribute to obesity and diabetes”. Tobacco companies have typically used beautiful, young, wealthy-looking models with perfect teeth to advertise their products, when the “grim reaper” would be more appropriate.

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Don’t Read Slogans – Read Labels
Take the time to read labels on packaging to find out what exactly it is you are buying. Packaged cereal such as muesli is considered by many to be an excellent breakfast choice. However, a closer look at the ingredient list will reveal that many muesli products are packed with refined sugar, fat and preservatives. Don’t be fooled by slogans such as “Nature`s Choice”, “Nature`s Best” or “Happy and Healthy”. These slogans imply that the contents are nutritious and wholesome when they are often far from it.

Manufacturers will also try to get around legislation regarding honest labeling. For example, in Australia and New Zealand, the word “light” can only be used if the ingredients it refers to meets the criteria for low fat and sugar content. However, companies increasingly use the word “lite” to get past this requirement.

When Organic Doesn’t mean Organic
Shampoo manufacturers are notorious for dishonest labeling. “Organic” is a favorite word they use, suggesting of course, that their product is a healthy pure organic product to use to wash your hair. Careful scrutiny of the ingredient list will reveal that many shampoos with this slogan are as far from being organic as the next cheap, toxic shampoo on the shelf.

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Golden Syrup is not Honey
Golden syrup is a pale treacle made during the process of refining sugar cane juice into sugar; or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. While it may have an appearance similar to honey and is often used as a substitute for honey, it is a pure cane sugar product. Slogans on the can may lead the consumer to believe that syrup is the same as honey.

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Don’t be fooled by misleading Brand Names beauty products. slogans and pictures. Be informed about the products you use. Research the product if you can, or at the very least, read the ingredients listed on the packaging.

IT’S ALL ABOUT PERCEPTION!!!

 

 

Beauty Industry Professionals Have No Clue!

TALK, TALK, TALK is all I hear from professionals in the Beauty Industry. “I am against diversion”, ” I wanna make a change in my industry”. That is all I hear but in order to expose the problems we have in our industry and try to create a unity of professionals we all have to either create an organization, or an entity in the profession that represents the Salon, Stylists, and the Entrepreneur.  Banding together in thug like gangs will only give us a mediocre existence and a short-term life span. Going out to reach all the Beauty industry is no easy task. Start writing on Facebook, or creating a Blog, write a book, or make a film, start an Organization of like-minded professionals who really care about the next generations that will be joining our industry in the future. The health issue is a very large part of our industry now, and getting the word out about ingredients that are in the hair care lines will be helpful to the quality of environment the salon professional works in. It is not hard to investigate matters that concern you in the industry. But just taking the first step to try to change what you feel is important is all the game starter you need. Everything else will follow. NETWORK, with like-minded professionals, and take grasp of the topics and concerns you want to evaluate and discuss. TALKING will get you now where, it is cheap and time-consuming. Make a stand for what you believe in and have purpose in your life. Life is not about making money, having the beautiful car, or house. It is about believing in your idea’s and telling people the real truth about the real deal in their industry. 

Acting like you don’t see the changes in your industry will make you just as guilty as the members using their slick tongues to coerce you in their beliefs. Industry organizations have not CLUE to the facts of the industry only gaining money for the simple acquisition of hair shows. Manufacturers repacking their wares and telling you its new, It’s all a sham, and until you notice the true problems you can TALK, TALK, TALK all you want.  And the time you spend talking will be time they will take to AQUIRE everything they need. So many times individuals will come into our profession to only sit in a chair and watch the 12,000 to 24,000 dollars they spent in BEAUTY School education go down the drain. How many times do individuals in the profession leave only to go to college and not see our professional as a viable source of income. The BIR will report all things are good in the beauty industry, but only for the manufacturers existence not yours.

The BIR will report on  L’Oréal’s INOA hair color! Just to say they are in the boat for L’oreal God forbid they would give you the correct news about L’oreal. Lets talk about the real issues, like the banned chemicals L’Oreal uses. Now thats real news! But why will the industry not tell you about all this foolishness? Easy they want YOU TO BUY IT!! But will they advertise an up and coming Entrepreneur in the industry NOOOOOOO Way! They don’t have a marketable name. Or they were not made by a manufacturer or backed by a manufacturer

“Working in beauty industry without reading The Beauty Industry Report is like working in finance without reading The Wall Street Journal!” Is their favorite quote.  BIR will comment only on the hair care lines, or talking about how retail sales in the industry are going down, but expecting futures to drive upwards in the next quarter. Or as you see they are merely asking for another product to advertise. Or just advertising websites who sell so called professional beauty products on there site! Not really looking at the matters concerning the industry. The PBA is the largest organization of salon professionals with members representing salons and spas, distributors, manufacturers, get it right represent manufacturers. The PBA offers its members Information on their website claiming they are the “LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY”. On there legal TAKE ACTION Page all they inform you about is “Talking about Female cows in Australia”. So if joining the PBA is worth $175 – $7500 as they claim. Who is really the imbecile. All of these groups are for the manufacturers, you know the ones how sell in the Grocery stores, CVS, TARGET, ETC.

Best Regards

Joseph Kellner

Valid Or Not Valid: The Truth about Contracts

So many professionals have invested in our beauty industry in becoming a Paul Mitchel salon. And have been let down by the huge conglomerate by not policing their end of the contract that they make you sign when purchasing the hair care line in your salon. That is why there is a huge class action lawsuit brought on to them by no one but themselves.  Contracts in this profession do not hold up in court.  This false advertising lawsuit was filed in New York Federal Court on July 1, 2010, against the following: L’Oreal USA, Inc., the owners of Matrix, Redken, Pureology, Kerastase and others; The Procter and Gamble Company, the owners of Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin, and Graham Webb; Conair Corporation, the owners of Rusk; Farouk Systems, Inc., the owners of Chi and Biosilk; Sexy Hair Concepts, LLC; Tigi Linea, LP; and John Paul Mitchell Systems. This is what corporate greed gets you. 
The purpose of a contract is to ensure the completion of actions based on specific guidelines or stipulations for the parties involved. Incidentally, most people think that in order for a contract to be valid it has to be written, but that isn’t always the case.

 

A valid contract does however need to contain certain elements. First of all, it needs to identify all the parties involved. Secondly, it needs a mutual consent between the parties. Typically, there is an offer and acceptance that takes place between the parties that is communicated in the contract.

 

Thirdly, a valid contract needs to have an object, which is the portion of the contract that is actually being agreed upon. For this part, it is best to be specific on dates, deadlines, payments, breach of contract requirements, and termination conditions.

 

The fourth element is the consideration factor. The consideration shows what each party will gain as a result of the agreement. Paul Mitchel Systems offers “A EXCLUSIVE” to the product in your salon. Do you see the product anywhere else? I see it all over the commercial sector of the beauty industry.  Is that what you signed for.

 

The next time you see a contract, make sure it includes all the above elements. If it doesn’t, or if there is a portion that you question, you should probably contact a lawyer before you take any action. When considering buying Paul Mitchell products be assured that there end of the bargain will be in the commercial sector of retailing and not your salon. When considering of having a retail line in your salon, go with independent manufacturers within the beauty industry. AND DONT SIGN A CONTRACT. It is a waste of ink.


Donna Petersen Interviewed For The Real Hair Truth Documentary

 

Donna Petersen

We traveled out into the heart of Florida and into bear country. This interview pertains to the topic of Booth renting. Speaking to Donna was a joy, and getting solid information, and also advice on Booth renting was well documented. Having interviewed brought a wealth of information to the viewer. Hopefull  with the information  it will be a gold mine of advice for the Booth renter. I thank You very much for this time Donna.

Donna Pederson’s Biography:

I grew up, the youngest of eleven children, in Massachusetts. I loved going with my mother to her weekly salon visits. I was fascinated watching the stylists manipulate hair into works of art. It made sense to me. I knew that’s what I wanted to do.

I went to the local Vocational, Technical High School, (much to my father’s chagrin) to pursue Cosmetology. I was fortunate to have talented instructors who taught me the importance of perfecting my basics, and practice, practice, PRACTICE.

After apprenticing and working as a stylist in Boston for 8 years, I made the move to Florida. As a Master Colorist, I live and work in an area that lets me practice my craft to my fullest extent.

I love what I do. I feel privileged and honored to be a part of our industry.

 Donna Petersen Mater Stylist/Color Specialist

Village Spa And Salon

13940 N. US HWY 441

Suite 901

Lady Lake, Florida 32159

352-350-6431

Donna Pederson