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Members and mission: cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring advisory board

Mission statement

To develop recommendations to the Director of the Department of Licensing, which promote protection of the consumer and address concerns of the licensees relating to RCW 18.16, within the authority granted by statute to the Advisory Board.

Vision statement

To promote safety, we educate and practice professionally and competently.

Interested in serving on the advisory board?

If you're interested in serving on the board, mail a résumé and a completed Advisory Board Application to the address on the form. Members shall serve a term of 3 years.

Qualifications:

  • Public member: Must be a consumer who is unaffiliated with the cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, or manicuring industries.
  • Cosmetologist, Barbering, or Hair Design: Must be a currently practicing licensee who has been engaged in the practice of cosmetology, barber, or hair design for at least 3 years.
  • Esthetician: Must be a currently practicing licensee who has been engaged in the practice of esthetics for at least 3 years.
  • Manicurist: Must be a currently practicing licensee who has been engaged in the practice of manicuring for at least 3 years.
  • Private school representative: Must be affiliated with a licensed private school of cosmetology, barbering, manicuring and esthetics.
  • Public vocational technical school representative: Must be affiliated with a licensed public vocational technical school of cosmetology, barbering, manicuring and esthetics.
  • Apprentice Salon representative: Must be affiliated with a licensed apprentice salon.
  • Master Esthetician: Must be a currently practicing master esthetician who has been engaged in the practice of master esthetics for at least 3 years.

Are board members paid?

Travel expenses are reimbursable and members are eligible to receive up to $50/day when conducting board business.

Board members
Member Role
Victoria Kile Chair - Private School
Vacant Vice Chair - Barber
Vacant Vocational School
Vacant Master Esthetician
Geri Merklin Cosmetologist
Darla Green 750 hour Esthetician
Leila Klein Manicurist
Shari Reiter-Johnson Public Member
Iyana Thomas Hair Design
Katrina Zozaya Apprentice Salon

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