Kansas Cosmetology Professionals – How Your License Can Be Revoked

Whether you are a hair stylist, makeup artist, or a hair removal specialist, among other cosmetology professions, you understand that you must follow certain rules and procedures as a condition for having a Kansas cosmetology license.  While you are taught in school what the limits of your cosmetology license are, and what conduct may be grounds for revocation of your license, there are always things you may not be aware of that could lead to the loss of your cosmetology license.  If you gain a full understanding of what your license allows you to do, and what conduct is prohibited, you will be able to avoid the potential loss of your cosmetology license.

Kansas Board of Cosmetology – Grounds for Revocation of Your Cosmetology License

The Kansas Board of Cosmetology follows state rules and regulations to govern the conduct of all Kansas cosmetology professionals.  These rules and regulations are intended to protect the public welfare and ensure Kansas cosmetologists are operating in a sanitary, professional and safe environment.

Conduct that may lead to the loss of your cosmetology license under KSA § 65-1908 includes, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Failure to comply with sanitation standards, such as having an unclean workspace or not properly sterilizing cosmetology equipment and/or devices;
  • Becoming a danger to the public because of alcohol or drug abuse;
  • Being convicted of a felony (unless the licensee demonstrates to the Board of Cosmetology that he or she is capable of working as a professional cosmetologist, that he or she has been rehabilitated, and that he or she is not a danger to the public);
  • Obtaining or attempting to obtain a cosmetology license by fraud or bribery;
  • Advertising in a false or deceptive way;
  • Gross negligence or unprofessional conduct, which can be very broad; or
  • Having a license revoked, suspended or limited, or having any other disciplinary action taken against you in another state or United States territory.

Most people are aware that many of the things listed above would certainly put your license at risk.  However, some of the above-listed issues may be questionable, and you may be accused of something you did not do.  In such cases, you should consult with a Kansas professional license defense attorney who can investigate your situation and fight for your ability to keep your cosmetology license. 

In particular, gross negligence, unprofessional conduct, and allegedly advertising yourself in a false or deceptive way are things that are subjective.  These are issues that must be fully investigated as it is not adequate to accuse a licensee without sufficient evidence.  If you have been accused of such conduct, you will need to prove to the Board of Cosmetology that you deserve to keep your Kansas cosmetology license, and this can be done with the help of a devoted and skilled professional license defense attorney.

Contact Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

If your Kansas cosmetology license is at risk, you should speak with a Kansas professional license defense attorney as soon as possible.  The rules and regulations governed by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology can be very confusing, but with the help of a qualified attorney, you will have a better understanding of what authority your cosmetology license gives you.  Professional Licensing Attorney Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office advocates for her clients to the fullest extent possible, helping them retain their Kansas professional licenses.  Danielle Sanger is a former Assistant Attorney General of Kansas, with the skill and knowledge to help you reach the best resolution possible.  To schedule a free consultation to discuss your matter, contact the Sanger Law Office today by calling (785) 979-4353.