State Authorization for Title IV Eligibility
August 2013: State Authorization for Title IV Eligibility letter. To see letter visit:
NY Audit Shows Unlicensed Career Schools
August 2013: There's little oversight of New York's hundreds of private career schools, with most failing to file required graduation and job placement reports, state auditors reported Thursday... Click to download a PDF of the entire article.
New York State Department of State Announced New Facebook Page
July 2013: Get the latest news, special programs, events, articles and so much more related to the NYS Department of State! Visit the New York Department of State Facebook page today!
Announcing NYSBSA's New "Our Pocket Seminar": NACCAS ACCREDITED WORKSHOP & BEST “PRACTICES” For Improving Student Outcomes
August 2012: "Our Pocket Seminar" is open to all Career Schools on Sunday October 14th, 2012 and Monday October 15th, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The accreditation workshop portion will be Sunday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Monday from 9:00am to 10:30am, and NACCAS will provide you with credit for your attendance. Then at 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, Dr. Tony Mirando will be presenting the “BEST PRACTICES” Seminar for improving Student Outcomes. Lunch will be served at 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm. Then at 1:30pm (sharp) the Outcomes class will continue until 6:00 pm. NACCAS will provide Continuing Education Credit (5 hours) for this portion.
Certification Scam Warning
August 2011: An organization called The American Cosmetology Board is claiming to be an independent certification body and is sending mailings to licensed professionals and organizations requesting payment for certification lapses. Please be warned this is a scam.
Cutting Edge News from NYSED
August 2011: The Appearance Enhancement Stats for 2010-11 are now on the NYSED.gov website. This is good news for students and for the schools which need to include this info, not only in their catalogs, but for their accrediting agencies and possibly for gainful employment purposes. Click on the link below for the Appearance Enhancement Stats for 2010-11.
Data Supports the Demand for Beauty Professionals
June 2011: In 2009, AACS conducted a survey to assess the public’s perception of careers in the beauty and wellness industry. The survey also examined what factors matter most to individuals selecting a career path. The results revealed that many respondents were skeptical about job demand in the beauty industry.
Few things build confidence like hard data. The data below is excerpted from the Professional Beauty Association’s "Economic Snapshot of the Salon and Spa Industry," published June 2011.
Your school may publish these facts on its Web site, or share them in your marketing materials. Such data can build credibility for your school’s messages about job demand.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of personal appearance jobs is projected to jump 31 percent between 2008 and 2018. This rate of growth is nearly three times that of total U.S. employment (11 percent) during the same period.
- All of the major personal appearance occupations are projected to post job growth stronger than the overall economy between 2008 and 2018. The number of skin care specialist jobs is projected to jump 51 percent, while hairdresser, hairstylist and cosmetologist positions are expected to increase by 31 percent.
- Careers in the salon and spa industry present opportunities for business ownership. In fact, 61 percent of salons are owned by women, compared to just 30 percent of all businesses in the overall private sector.
The Economic Snapshot of the Salon and Spa Industry by PBA economist,
Mr. Bruce Grindy is available here:
Economic Snapshot of the Salon and Spa Industry
The New York State Tax Department Issues New Tax Bulletin
April 20th, 2011: The New York State
Tax Department has recently issued a new Tax Bulletin regarding the
application of New York's sales tax to sales of certain personal services
in New York City. This new Tax Bulletin may be of interest to your
organization and its members. Click on the link below to access this
new Tax Bulletin.
Many other Tax Bulletins for specific industries, and for specific products and services, are also available on the Tax Department's Web site. Visit http://www.tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls/publications/sales_pubs.htm.
NYSBSA Launches New Website
April 2011: NYSBSA announces the launch of the new NYSBSA website. With the express purpose of having a resource for all issues that affect schools and students in New York State, NYSBSA has commissioned Searchlight Designs to manage and implement a complete redesign and redevelopment of their website.
"With the importance of online communications taking a greater role in our everyday lives, we felt it was necessary for our association to concentrate on improving our website. We want to make sure our technology matches the needs of our members. Specifically we focused on the speed at which we can communicate news, and the ease and convenience with which our members can now receive it. In addition, a new e-commerce portion will give members the ability to register for events online - any day, any hour." said Executive Director Anthony Civitano.