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Real Hair Truth Advice on the Cosmetic Industry

The Real Hair Truth

In my next Documentary “Beautiful LieS”, I have interviewed so many Beauty salon employees, booth renters etc to make sure they know there products they use are legitimate. So many company’s will use deceptive labeling/marketing on their products. And if you do not take the time to investigate what are the ingredients in the products you are responsible for any issues that may arise during a service to your client. Yes once you buy a product from a manufacturer and a distributor you own that product. If something happens during the application and process of the product “YOU BOUGHT IT, NOW YOU OWN IT”. You cannot sue the manufacturer, they are not liable legally to any problems due to application and processing of the product! Especially if you are an independent contractor, make sure you have at least 2-3 millions dollars in insurance to cover yourself in the salon.  Watch your back my friends. I had a sale person come to my studio las week. He was selling a Keratin Product called, Bionaza little did he know I new alot about the company. I have cameras in my salon so I went ahead and switch them on. I asked the gentleman some questions about the product, and of course he promised the stars to me. And the product will split the oceans and the heavens and make my clients hair ever so dreamy. He also told me he was selling the product from a friend and this Bionaza was not from his distributor. He didn’t even have any directions on the product. And when I confronted him on how easy it is to buy the so-called “SALON PRODUCT” on the internet he quickly turned heels. Watch out for “SNAKE OIL SALESMEN”, my friends! Especially the lone wolf types, they will sell you anything, but will hastily throw you under the bus if the product does not do what it says it will do. This should be a good filmed clip for my Documentary.


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced four new OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers and the renewal of 24 existing OTI Education Centers. Current OTI Education Centers offer training courses on OSHA standards and occupational safety and health issues. The new OTI Education Centers, which are non-profit organizations, will provide additional outlets for safety and health training to workers and employers throughout the country.

“This year, we have seen record numbers of requests for occupational safety and health training from the private sector and federal agency personnel,” said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. “The renewal of OTI’s Education Centers and the addition of four new centers will help OSHA to meet this demand and deliver life-saving training to our country’s employers and workers.”

The OTI Education Centers program was created in 1992 to complement the OSHA Training Institute in Arlington Heights, Ill., which provides training and education to OSHA compliance officers. The OTI Education Centers provide training nationwide to private sector and federal personnel from agencies outside OSHA. The OTI Education Centers trained more than 40,000 people during the 2012 fiscal year, representing an all-time record for the program.

The OTI Education Centers also assist the agency in administering the OSHA Outreach Training Program and fulfilling the program’s monitoring requirements. OTI Education Centers are the principal distribution channel for Outreach Training Program trainer courses, including prerequisite and update courses. Trainer courses are offered by topic areas including construction, general industry, disaster site and maritime. Through these train-the-trainer programs, qualified individuals who complete a one-week OSHA trainer course are authorized to teach 10-hour or 30-hour courses focusing on safety and health hazards. Through the Outreach Training Program, more than two million people received training from fiscal 2010 through fiscal 2012. This is a voluntary program and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards.

The new OTI Education Centers were selected through a national competition announced on April 13, 2012, and published in the Federal register on April 15. Applicant organizations were evaluated based on organizational experience, staff experience, location and training facilities, marketing and recruitment, administrative capabilities, evaluation, and the ability to provide training throughout a given region. OSHA provides no funding to the OTI Education Centers. The OTI Education Centers support their OSHA training through their established tuition and fee structures and provide their own instructors and facilities. For more information on the OTI Education Centers Program, the Outreach Training Program, and the Directorate of Training and Education.

For information on the geographic areas served by OSHA’s Regional Offices, visit http://www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html.

IMPORTANT NOTE! Make sure that when you are working in your salon that the owner or company adheres to the policy’s standards OSHA has mandated for your safety.

Your health is very important!

You may file a complaint to have OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe that your employer is not following OSHA standards or that there are serious hazards. Employees can file a complaint with OSHA by calling 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) or by printing the complaint form and mailing or faxing to your local OSHA area office. Complaints that are signed by an employee are more likely to result in an inspection.

That How It Is, Here!

I was wondering around on Craigslist and looking at the salon/spa positions available for a motivated individual to seek work in this field. There were plenty to go around for a professional to find gainful employment in our beauty industry. Here is a good listing.

You’ve spent at least 1200 hours in education, Thousands of dollars to get trained for a career in cosmetology. Maybe even started your career in a salon but just can’t seem to get it launched. Somethings missing…..Well if you’re motivated, upbeat, and ready to make things happen, then Allure, A Michael Clopton Salon is for you!
We don’t just hire you and let you fall, we work with proven systems to assist you in building your career goals. Here are just a few ways we are different from other salons…

We provide
“True” insalon education… free to you!
Teach you how to build your guest list
Onsite Paul Mitchell National Educator for day-to-day education and daily resource
Goal setting and planning
Insalon Coaching
Teach you how to turn your training into a career, not a job!

You will need…(MUST HAVE/BE)

Reliable transportation
Upbeat and Motivated Energy
A Passion to Learn
responsible and Dependable
Works well with People and is NICE!

I called this seeking information on the position. “Can you give me the information for this Position at your salon, please”.  ‘Well tell me want you are looking for”. So I explained to him which he identified himself as the salon owner that I merely asking him about the POSITION. He said “It is part-time or full-time, no benefits, no wages, no insurance, no sick pay, Not even GAS MONEY!” He also went on to say “This is how it is here”. When a future stylist is coming into the professional and also when a veteran stylist is seeking employment they need to be compensated for their time. Commission just does not cut it in this profession any more. People are paying large sums for a beauty school education. And in the modern picture we all have to pay our bills. And commission does not cut it!

If you walk off the street and go into a WENDYS Restuarant, you will receive this as a starting employee with the corporation.  

  • Comprehensive health insurance with health savings account feature
  • Optional dental and vision insurance coverage
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Optional supplemental life insurance for employee, spouse and children
  • Flexible spending account
  • Payroll direct deposit
  • Employee assistance program
  • Adoption assistance program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Employee meal discounts
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid personal and holiday time
  • Service recognition programs
  • Competitive wages
  • Free uniforms*
  • Free or discounted meals
  • Flexible hours
  • Medical insurance*
  • Prescription drug coverage*
  • 24-hour nurse line access
  • Vision discount*
  • Available dental*

Additional Benefits

  • Short-term disability*
  • Term life insurance*
  • 401(k)*
  • Paid holidays*
  • Vacation*

Jon Gonzalez who writes on his own website Hairdresser Career Development Systems Likes to shuffles the buck on the New beauty school student who graduates and I quote, “Sadly many new beginners fail to maximize their full potential, due to unrealistic career and earning expectations before they even give their new career a chance to grow, they want to run before they learn to walk. Many believe that graduating from beauty school will prepare them for a competitive and changing job market. “Yeah that’s right Jon blame it on the graduating student and the beauty school”.  Either way in this industry you have bills to pay and you need to be compensated for your work. And so lets all pass the buck to these new, non educated, brainwashed individuals and say,”That How It Is, Here!”