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Cosmetology Advisory Council
Function: Advise the Minnesota commissioner of commerce concerning the availability of cosmetology services and their ethical and safe operation. Also advise the commissioner concerning rules, tests, criteria for inspections, and other matters.
Active dates:1981 - 2004
Established in 1981 when the cosmetology board was abolished. In 1983 the commissioner of commerce, rather than the director of consumer services, was made appointing authority. In 1984 membership was expanded from 9 to 11.
The 2003 Legislature moved the licensing responsibility for cosmetologists from the Commerce Department to the Barbers Examiners Board, and renamed it the Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners. The merger took effect in FY 2005.
11 members (3 consumer representatives; 4 cosmetologists or shop managers; 3 cosmetology school representatives, 1 representative of manufacturers of cosmetology products; appointed by Minnesota commissioner of commerce; 4-year terms; compensation governed by Minn. Stat. 15.059).
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