Keep Licensing Procedure for Cosmetology/Barber in Indiana
  • Petitioned State of Indiana

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State of Indiana

Keep Licensing Procedure for Cosmetology/Barber in Indiana

    1. Brooke Donnelly-Grzelak
    2. Petition by

      Brooke Donnelly-Grzelak


In a report filed on December 16, 2011, the Regulated Occupations Evaluation Committee made the following recommendation:
"Eliminate the Cosmetology and Barber Board in its entirety including each of the 25 license types (including 5 temporary license types) associated with the Cosmetology and Barber Board."
This would deregulate our industry, meaning that the hard work that professionals completed to become a licensed cosmetologist/barber/nail tech/esthetician was all for naught, allowing untrained, unlicensed individuals to render cosmetology & barber services to consumers.

Recent signatures


    1. We did it!

      Brooke Donnelly-Grzelak
      Petition Organizer

      Rep. David Wolkins killed HB1006 Wednesday, January 25th. He cited the outcry against the bill by the cosmetology industry. For all who signed, wrote their representatives, attended the hearing and the rally: THANK YOU. We all had a hand in making this happen.

    2. Reached 25,000 signatures
    3. Rally to Kill Bill 1006

      Brooke Donnelly-Grzelak
      Petition Organizer

      Organized by one of our own, Morgan Himelick, "a rally to protest HB1006! Everyone, stylist or not, come show your support! I encourage everyone to wear black. Feel free to make signs, bring loudspeakers, etc. Apparantly, our message didn't come across in the hearing we're gonna have to turn it up a little!! "
      Statehouse Steps, Monday January 23rd at 1:00 sharp!

    4. Reached 20,000 signatures
    5. 15,000 Strong!

      Brooke Donnelly-Grzelak
      Petition Organizer

      We've gotten regional and national attention and the word is spreading like wild fire! The committee meeting for HB1006 is tomorrow at 10:30AM at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Let's end it there!

    6. Reached 15,000 signatures
    7. Way to go! Over 3,000 signatures in just 10 days!

      Brooke Donnelly-Grzelak
      Petition Organizer

      Fantastic job spreading the word! Let's keep it going! Info on the committee meeting about HB1006 will be posted as soon as we have confirmation of time and place. Keep up on other info in the facebook group Keep Cosmetologists Licensed!
      And please don't forget to write Governor Daniels' office, your representative and the representatives in the committee.
      STEFANIE KREVDA (Gov. Daniels' office)

    8. Reached 3,000 signatures
    9. Keep up the great work! We are at 637 signatures, but need many more!

      Brooke Donnelly-Grzelak
      Petition Organizer

      House Bill 1006 seeks to repeal "the law governing the following professions, including their professional licensing boards and licenses: (1) Beauty culture (cosmetologists and barbers). (2) Commission on dietetic registration and licensure of dietitians. (3) Hearing aid dealers. (4) Private investigator firms. (5) Security guards. Makes conforming and technical changes."
      More information can be found here:
      It's essential that we take this to heart and write our state representatives! Find out who your rep is here: and email them with your concerns. Be sure to CC Stefanie Kravda (, the person in the governor's office who is in charge of this bill.
      Also, for frequent updates, please feel free to join our facebook group.

    10. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Halley Byers INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      Completely unfair to those people who've worked to earn their licenses because they're passionate about what they do.

    • Shawna Enneking BATESVILLE, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      It is an insult to us who have put in the time to educate ourselves and worked for years in the industry to have it be taken away. As well as it is unsafe and unsanitary to let unlicensed people work on others.

    • Cassandra Evard CARMEL, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      I would not go to or trust anyone without a license. They work hard for the license for a reason.

    • kathy thomas CORRY, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      thats almost the most ignorant thing i have ever heard of

    • John Schutt FORT WAYNE, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      It costs a lot of money to become a licensed cosmetologist. Let's keep this way of knowing who has been trained and who has not been trained.

      So, why don't these lawyer types who are messing with the law get rid of the bar exam and state law licensure? Who needs lawyers to have a monopoly on income?


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