Following, please find a link to HB 15 a deregulation bill recently filed in the House of Representatives: www.myfloridahouse.go
Read From Page 13 Line 321 To Page 20 Line 479 (Barber & Cosmetology Related Changes in the Statute)

Barbering: 600 hours
Restricted Barbering: 325 hours
Hair braiding, hair wrapping, body wrapping, nail polishing, make-up application: no license or registration
Nail Specialty: 150 hours
Facial Specialty: 165 hours
Full Specialty: 300 hours

We (FACTS), spoke to our Attorney Monica Rodriguez in Tallahassee. We are meeting with DBPR Deputy Secretary Paul Waters in October and we have scheduled a meeting in Orlando Florida on October 30th, 2017 at 10:30 AM.

We are inviting all school owners and interested stake holders to this meeting. This is a DO or DIE meeting. We all have to get on the same page and share our legislative strategies with you for the upcoming session. Time is of essence and we have a lot to do. Together we are STRONG and we want to put the deregulation efforts in Florida Legislature to bed once for all. Please make the time and participate and do the right thing for the Industry.

The meeting will be held at the Great Clips Training Center located at 7059 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792. Download Map

The Florida Association of Cosmetology & Technical Schools (FACTS) retains the services of Lobbyist Monica L. Rodriguez.

Monica L. Rodriguez

Monica L. Rodriguez, Shareholder with Akerman Senterfitt Law Firm, graduated cum laude from the University of Miami, School of Law. She has a decade of legislative experience at the state and federal levels, is an active member of the Republican Party and served as a delegate in the 2000 Republican National Convention. FACTS retained Ms. Rodriguez to lobby against deregulation of our industry and was successful in that endeavor in May, 2011.