Developing a Voice for Salon Owners
Ohio salon owners were frustrated that they had never had an organized voice in the public policy landscape. So, in 2013, we successfully allied salon owners throughout the state and established the Ohio Salon Association to give a voice to the job creators in the beauty industry. Since that time, the OSA has actively engaged the Governor’s office, executive agencies and the Ohio General Assembly to help reform the state’s growing beauty industry.
Since our government affairs team created the Ohio Salon Association, we have served as its legislative counsel. During this time, we have successfully blocked attempts of several groups that seek to add regulatory burdens on the ability of salon owners, licensees and schools to provide education to local populations. In addition, we successfully advocated for SB 213 in the 131st General Assembly that garnered unanimous, bipartisan votes out of the Ohio House and Senate. We are currently working on additional reforms to the beauty industry in the 132nd General Assembly. This has only been made possible by utilizing the latest grassroots technology to help OSA members and supporters contact legislators with letter writing, phone calls and social media outreach.