In a historic move for the beauty industry, New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation mandating textured hair education and testing in cosmetology school curriculums.
This landmark law marks a major stride toward inclusivity and aims to ensure that future beauty professionals graduate with comprehensive skills to cater to all hair types, fostering a more welcoming salon experience for clients from diverse backgrounds.
At the forefront of this impactful change were industry leaders, including Aveda Arts, our parent company Neill Corporation, DevaCurl, L’Oreal USA and Professional Beauty Association. Our advocates played a pivotal role with Edwin Neill, Aveda Arts and Neill’s President and CEO, leading the charge.
In 2020, Neill championed the issue in Louisiana, making it the first state in the U.S. to mandate textured hair education for cosmetologists. This initiative went on to earn five prestigious awards across various industry sectors.
As advocates for ongoing progress, we are dedicated to collaborating with organizations such as the Texture Education Collective (TEC) to ensure that all beauty professionals receive the necessary knowledge and training to meet the diverse needs of their clientele.
Together, we can create positive change and elevate the standards of education in the beauty industry.
Interested in learning about the texture curriculum in our Cosmetology program? Connect with admissions at 877-892-8332 or send us a DM @avedaarts!