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Cosmetology: Websites

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Suggested Websites

Georgia Board of Cosmetologist-Responsible for reviewing applications, administering examinations, licensing qualified applicants, and regulating the professional practice of licensees throughout the state.

National-Interstate Council of State Boards of CosmetologyPromotes the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the professional workforce by actively pursuing excellence in cosmetology and related fields. Resources include downloadable sample exam questions.

Professional Beauty Association - The largest organization of salon professionals with members representing salons/spas, distributors, manufacturers, and beauty professionals/NCA. Advances the professional beauty industry by providing members with education, charitable outreach, government advocacy, events, and more.



Occupational Outlook Handbook - latest information on salaries and trends. 

O*NET OnLine - detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more

Georgia Online Licensing - also from the SoS, register for a business or facility license account (e.g. Barber Shop, Cosmetology Salon).

Georgia Secretary of State - register your business on this site.

GaSoS First Stop Business Information Center -  provides small business owners and the prospective entrepreneurs with a central point of information and contacts for state regulatory requirements for operating a small business. The center helps small business development in Georgia by offering a central location for the licenses and permits which must be obtained by individuals and businesses.

Minerva's 2D Space Planner powered by Icovia allows you to design your salon by laying out your floor plan with Minerva furniture! Simply enter your room's dimensions to get started, add walls, and start placing furniture!

Small Business Administration-   use this  site to prepare to launch our own small business.

SBA - 10 steps to start your business- from the SBA

Evaluating Sources Using the CRAAP Test

The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you determine if a source is credible.  The acronym CRAAP stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.

Anyone can publish information on the Internet.  Before using information you find on the Internet for assignments and research, it is important to judge its accuracy and to establish that the information comes from a reliable and appropriate source.