The Arizona State Board of Cosmetology is a private board that regulates the practices, qualifications and continuing education of licensed cosmetologists in Arizona. Cosmetology is the field of hair styling, skin care and other beauty-related services such as nail manicures and pedicures. The main goal of this board is to protect the public from unscrupulous businesses and individuals. They are there to make sure that all cosmetologists have the proper licensing to practice in their respective states and the one that they want for themselves.
You can check with your cosmetologist or salon owner for recommendations on which board to join. If you find that you have a legitimate certification from the state board, then you should be fine. On the other hand, if you find out later that you have been cheated by an unscrupulous individual or company, you may want to look into joining one of the many well-known alternative therapy, health and wellness, or spiritual-based organizations that are available. You can check with your local Better Business Bureau, consumer protection organization, or law enforcement agencies to find out which of these organizations might be able to give you information about the status of an Arizona cosmetologist or beauty salon.
The more you know about the options that are available when it comes to alternative therapies, the better prepared you will be for your search. Make sure you understand the difference between a holistic treatment and psychotherapy or learn about the effects that smoking can have on your appearance. With knowledge and resources at your disposal, you will be much more likely to make an informed decision when choosing a new Arizona cosmetologist, spa, manicure, pedicure, or other beauty-related business that you run.