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Illinois Law Helps Beauty Professionals Report Domestic Abuse

Tuesday, January 10, 2017   (0 Comments)
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We are a safe space for our clientele, and oftentimes they disclose information to us, their spa professional, that they haven't told anyone else. If they reveal abuse at home, what can you say and what can you do? A new Illinois law helps prep beauty professionals by training them on the signs of abuse and providing resources for victims.

Addressing Abuse With Education

Per a new Illinois law, hair stylists, barbers, cosmetol­ogists, estheticians and nail technicians will be required to take part in an hour of mandated abuse-preventing training as a part of their licensing.

The training will focus on spotting signs of abuse, along with ways of providing resources to the victims. However, the law doesn’t require the professional to report violence but does protect them from liability if they do. 

Read more at Skin Inc. magazine >>

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