Legal regulations in cosmetology
Michał Wiciński, Joanna Klonowska, Kamila Rydel, Paweł Szyperski
Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu, Wyższa Szkoła Inżynierii i Zdrowia w Warszawie
Introduction. Beauty salons are standard element of urban infrastructure services. Specialist performing services in such enterprise is a cosmetologist. Due to the fact that cosmetologists interfere in the human body there is a belief that there should be: rules and restrictions regulating functioning of such on workplace and required qualifications placed in front of employees and competences assigned to specific treatments.
Aim. Describing existing legal regulations regulating profession of cosmetologist in Poland and understanding public opinion on the work of a cosmetologist.
Materials and methods. A questionnaire was distributed to 54 randomly selected clients of cosmetology salons. The questionnaire assessed the perception of profession of cosmetologist and attitude towards regulations describing this profession.
Results. The research amongst clients of beauty salons confirmed increasing awareness of quality of services. Dissatisfaction with the existing legal regulations was also noticed.
Conclusions. The study stresses problem of legal regulation of the profession of cosmetologist. Although there is an increase of demand for services performed by cosmetologists, this article shows the necessity of development and clarifying of rules for legal proceedings in cosmetology.
Key words: cosmetology, legal regulations, clients, law