Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Cosmetology Commission:

An Inventory of Cosmetology Commission Records at the Texas State Archives, 1964-1997



Overview

Creator: Texas Cosmetology Commission.
Title: Cosmetology Commission records
Dates: 1964-1997
Abstract: The Texas Cosmetology Commission regulated the cosmetology industry in Texas from 1971 to 2005. Records of the commission are minutes of its meetings (1971-1997) and the meetings of its predecessor agency, the Texas State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists (1964-1971), as well as a small quantity of commission correspondence, meeting notices, and a news release, all dating 1964-1997. The commission was absorbed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation in 2005, becoming the Texas Cosmetology Advisory Board.
Quantity: 2.75 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Cosmetology Commission regulated the cosmetology industry in Texas from 1971 to 2005. It was preceded by the Texas State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists (1935-1971) and was absorbed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation in 2005, becoming the Texas Cosmetology Advisory Board. Its activities included licensing and inspecting private and public beauty culture schools and salons, providing licensure examinations for individuals, issuing new licenses and certificates, renewing previously issued licenses, inspecting all licensed establishments for sanitation and compliance with rules and statutes, and investigating complaints related to individuals and establishments. Unlicensed individuals and establishments engaged in any prohibited acts of cosmetology were investigated and reported to the governing commission and civil authorities. Disciplinary and other administrative hearings were conducted as required in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act and Texas Register Act.

The policymaking body of the agency was a seven-member commission, with six members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the state senate for overlapping six-year terms. One appointed member held a valid beauty shop license; one held a valid private beauty culture school license; two held valid operator licenses; and two represented the general public. All appointed members had to be at least twenty-five years old. The associate commissioner for occupational education and technology of the Texas Education Agency or his or her authorized representative served as an ex officio member of the commission with voting privileges. No person could serve more than two consecutive terms. They were nonsalaried positions, and the governor designated the chair.

The Enforcement and Investigation Division of the commission inspected cosmetology salons, licensed individuals, schools, and students. Inspection staff resided in eighteen Texas cities (Abilene, Alamo, Arlington, Austin, Beaumont, Bedford, Burleson, Conroe, Dallas, El Paso, Garland, Grand Saline, Houston, Kingsville, Lubbock, Plano, San Antonio, and Spring). At the end of 1999, there were 335 cosmetology schools, 23,665 active salons, and 179,873 active individual cosmetologists licensed by the commission. The State Board of Barber Examiners and the Cosmetology Commission had an interagency contract for inspecting facilities with dual licenses. The commission worked with the Texas Education Agency in inspecting cosmetology programs in public schools and with the Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th edition (2001).)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Cosmetology Commission regulated the cosmetology industry in Texas from 1971 to 2005. Records of the commission are minutes of its meetings (1971-1997) and the meetings of its predecessor agency, the Texas State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists (1964-1971), as well as a small quantity of commission correspondence, meeting notices, and a news release, all dating 1964-1997. The commission was absorbed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation in 2005, becoming the Texas Cosmetology Advisory Board.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into two series by State Archives staff.
Minutes, 1964-1988, 1990-1995, 1997, 2.75 cubic ft.
Other records, 1974-1975, 1984-1985, fractional

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Dept. of Licensing and Regulation.
Texas. Advisory Board on Cosmetology.
Texas. State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists.
Subjects:
Beauty culture--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Beauty culture--Texas--1964-1997.
Correspondence--Beauty culture--Texas--1974, 1984.
Press releases--Beauty culture--Texas--1985.
Functions:
Regulating cosmetology.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Records, 1971-1998, 2002-2006, 2 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Control, Records, 1854, 1885-1890, 1909-1979, undated, bulk 1935-1953, 103.47 cubic ft. [see Cosmetology Board file in Division of Estimates and Appropriations series.]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Cosmetology Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1998/121, 2002/145, 2002/189, 2006/158, 2011/262

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on May 19, 1998; July 2, 2002; August 12, 2002; January 26, 2006; and February 17, 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Tony Black, May 1998

Finding aid encoded by Tony Black in EAD Version 2002 as part of the TARO project, June 2002

Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO using the conversion stylesheet v1to02.xsl, July 2003

New accession added and editing of description by Rebecca Romanchuk, April 2012


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Minutes, 1964-1997,
2.75 cubic ft.

The Texas Cosmetology Commission regulated the cosmetology industry in Texas from 1971 to 2005. Records are minutes, 1964-1997, of the commission's meetings (1971-1997) and the meetings of its predecessor agency, the Texas State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists (1964-1971). Minutes were created to document in a thorough but summary fashion the actions of the board and commission at its meetings. The commission was absorbed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation in 2005, becoming the Texas Cosmetology Advisory Board.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by State Archives staff in two groups: Texas State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists minutes and Texas Cosmetology Commission minutes.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Minutes, Texas Cosmetology Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1998/121, 2002/145, 2002/189, 2011/262
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on May 19, 1998; July 2, 2002; August 12, 2002; and February 17, 2011.
Processing Information
Processed by Tony Black, May 1998
Finding aid encoded by Tony Black in EAD Version 2002 as part of the TARO project, June 2002
Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO using the conversion stylesheet v1to02.xsl, July 2003
New accession added and editing of description by Rebecca Romanchuk, April 2012
Texas State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists minutes, 1964-1971
[Note: The Texas State Archives' holdings does not include minutes for the years 1935-1963.]
Box
2003/101-1 Minutes, 1964-1967:
[bound volume]
September 1964
October 1964
November 1964
December 1964
January 1965
February 1965
March 1965
April 1965
May 1965
June 1965
July 1965
August 1965
September 1965
October 1965
November 1965
December 1965
January 1966
February 1966
March 1966
April 1966
May 1966
June 1966
July 1966
August 1966
September 1966
October 1966
November 1966
December 1966
January 1967
February 1967
March 1967
April 1967
May 1967
June 1967
July 1967
August 1967
September 1967
October 1967
November 1967
December 1967
Box
1998/121-1 January 1968
February 1968
March 1968
April 1968
May 1968
June 1968
July 1968
August 1968
September 1968
October 1968
November 1968
December 1968
January 1969
February 1969
March 1969
April 1969
May 1969
June 1969
July 1969
August 1969
September 1969
October 1969
November 1969
December 1969
January 1970
February 1970
March 1970
April 1970
May 1970
June 1970
July 1970
August 1970
[2 meetings]
September 1970
October 1970
November 1970
December 1970
January 1971
[2 meetings]
February 1971
March 1971
April 1971
May 1971
June 1971
July 1971
August 1971
Texas Cosmetology Commission minutes, 1971-1997
September 1971
October 9-10, 1971
October 26-27, 1971
November 1971
January 1972
February 1972
April 1972
July 1972
August 1972
September 9, 1972
September 14, 1972
October 1972
November 1972
December 9, 1972
[2 meetings]
December 10, 1972
January 1973
March 1973
April 15, 1973
[2 folders]
April 30, 1973
May 1973
June 1973
July 1, 1973
July 2, 1973
July 21, 1973
[1st version]
July 21, 1973
[2nd version; file also includes minutes for June 16 and August 4 and 19.]
August 4 and 19, 1973
Box
1998/121-2 September 22-23, 1973
December 1-3, 1973
January 19-20, 1974
March 2-4, 1974
March 31, 1974
May 3, 1974
[File includes duplicate last page of March 2-4, 1974.]
June 8-9, 1974
June 29-30, 1974
July 15, 1974
August 18, 1974
September 28-29, 1974
October 21, 1974
December 17, 1974
February 4, 1975
March 3, 1975
April 7 and 14, 1975
May 17, 1975
June 29, 1975
September 10, 1975
October 9, 1975
November 4 and 16, 1975
December 14, 1975
February 28, 1976
May 16, 1976
August 23, 1976
[Agenda only, missing minutes.]
February 8, 1977
March 14 and 16, 1977
May 22, 1977
September 18, 1977
December 11-12, 1977
April 16-17, 1978
May 8-9 and 26, 1978
October 15, 1978
November 5, 1978
January 7, 1979
February 26, 1979
July 29, 1979
July 30, 1979
August 12, 1979
September 16, 1979
November 4, 1979
February 10, 1980
July 20, 1980
October 5, 1980
February 1, 1981
June 14, 1981
January 16-17, 1982
May 24, 1982
July 6, 1982
October 3, 1982
December 8, 1982
April 18, 1983
June 27, 1983
October 23, 1983
December 3-4, 1983
January 28-29, 1984
April 7, 1984
May 6, 1984
June 24-26, 1984
August 13, 1984
September 22-24, 1984
November 17 and 19, 1984
January 27-28, 1985
February 24, 1985
June 1, 1985
June 24, 1985
July 1, 1985
November 10, 1985
January 18, 1986
January 19, 1986
May 31, 1986
June 1, 1986
July 12, 1986
November 14, 1986
November 15, 1986
Box
1998/121-3 February 8, 1987
February 9, 1987
April 28, 1987
May 17, 1987
May 18, 1987
May 19, 1987
July 20, 1987
September 1, 1987
May 21, 1988
May 22, 1988
May 23, 1988
July 24, 1988
July 25, 1988
September 11, 1988
November 13, 1988
Box
2011/262 January-February 1989
March-October 1989
March 1990
Box
1998/121-3 April 30, 1990
July 1, 1990
October 13, 1990
February 11, 1991
September 15, 1991
November 2, 1991
November 23, 1991
[2 folders]
Box
1998/121-4 March 2, 1992
October 3, 1992
[2 folders]
November 7, 1992
February 6, 1993
March 29, 1993
June 27, 1993
September 12, 1993
October 9, 1993
[3 folders]
February 7, 1994
September 18, 1994
February 26, 1995
July 8, 1995
September 9, 1995
October 28, 1995
Box
2011/262 January-July 1996
Box
1998/121-4 February 3, 1997
March 17, 1997
Box
2011/262 April-September 1997



 

Other records, 1974-1975, 1984-1985,
fractional

The Texas Cosmetology Commission regulated the cosmetology industry in Texas from 1971 to 2005. Records are a small quantity of commission correspondence, meeting notices, and a news release, 1974-1975, 1984-1985. The commission was absorbed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation in 2005, becoming the Texas Cosmetology Advisory Board.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order by State Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Other records, Texas Cosmetology Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2006/158
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on January 26, 2006.
Processing Information
Processed by Tony Black, March 2010
Editing of description by Rebecca Romanchuk, April 2012
Box
2011/262 Correspondence, meeting notices, news release, 1974-1975, 1984-1985