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Many Changes in 2021

The 2020’s have not gotten off to a good start! Last year our businesses were shut down for 1/6th of the year during a once in a lifetime public health crisis. After navigating the changes in social behaviors and health safety standards, we got thrown another curve ball in the unlicensure of Cosmetic Therapy by House Bill 442 of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly. CTAO and other parties worked with lobbyists, lawyers, and senators to update details around the profession’s definition. In the end there was a compromise to add the light based doctor delegation State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO) rule into law. It ended more complicated than it had to be, but we did achieve our objective of retaining our rights to laser hair removal and keeping aligned with SMBO as much as possible.

We are excited to explore the new opportunities these changes have allowed us. We look forward to providing classes on topics we’ve been limited in doing when there were continuing education to prioritize. Now we can look into growing our hive knowledge on resources to supplement our business growth such as finances, taxes, marketing, social media and much more!

CTAO Members Open Forum

2017 and 2018 Members have been given exclusive access to a community forum that encourages open discussion and news updates quicker.

Go see the threads covered such as CTAO Member News for networking opportunities, well wishes celebrating each other’s success and a support base for when we have hardships.

In the thread Continuing Education, we have posted follow ups to the conferences held. Since only CTAO members can see this, post your selfies taken as we’d love to see it and to show those who couldn’t attend what they missed!

As we build out this function of the website, please feel free to send us ideas or suggestions on what you’d like to see. If you’d like to be able to read this resource but do not currently have access, sign up for your 2018 membership today and we’ll get you on board shortly!

Website Improvements

Welcome to the improved CTAO website! We modernized our look and organized the tabs for easy searching. Groupspaces is our main communication tool and we are working on integrating the service directly to this site. We can’t wait to start utilizing the forums and membership functionality to it’s fullest capability. Please check back often to see our continued support for all Cosmetic Therapists!