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Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

State of California

Department of Consumer Affairs

P.O. Box 944226

Sacramento, CA 94244-2260


Kristy Underwood — Executive Officer

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Getting Involved: Government Advocacy

There are a number of opportunities for people

to stay informed about Board policies and actions

and to make their voices heard. Here are some of


• Visit the Board’sWeb site:

A good place

to learn about the Board’s activities is the Board’s

Web site at

There are a

number of fact sheets, bulletins and other materi-

als relating to Board rules and policies. There is also

a link to Board meetings past and future, complete

with minutes, background materials andWebcast

recordings. You can also visit the Board’s Facebook

page and follow the Board on Twitter.

• Sign up for the Interested Parties List:


list is updated regularly and used to notify the

public about pending regulatory actions, upcom-

ing Board meetings, policy changes and other

matters regarding the industry.

• Attend Board meetings:

Board meetings

are typically held once per quarter, with the venue

alternating between Northern California and

Southern California. The Board urges the public

to attend these meetings when possible. There is

an opportunity for public comment before every

Board vote, and also a period for public comment

at the beginning and end of each open session for

matters that are not on the meeting agenda. This is

where members of the public can bring up matters

that are important to them, or that they would like

to see addressed by the Board. Keep in mind that

while the Board will listen to your concerns during

the public comment periods, it is legally prohibited

from discussing issues or taking action if the mat-

ter is not listed on the agenda.

• Monitor Legislative Actions: It’s important

to remember that while the Board is responsible

for making of many of the decisions affecting the

beauty industry, those decisions have to conform

to the statutes passed by the Legislature. In fact,

a number of changes can only be made through

legislative action. The Legislative process offers

many opportunities for the public to be heard. You

can also visit fo

r information

on bills before the Legislature.