Issues in Florida Cosmetology Regarding Ethics and Morals Term Paper by Nicky

Issues in Florida Cosmetology Regarding Ethics and Morals
This paper is a discussion of ethical and health and safety factors in the profession of cosmetology.
# 147938 | 1,148 words | 5 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Aug 12, 2011 in Business (General) , Hot Topics (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper looks at moral issues related to cosmetology, such as licensing, paying taxes and working out of one's home. It also discusses Florida's Regulation of Professions and Occupations, Chapter 477, Cosmetology and asks if the ethical principles found in it are sufficient for the provision of health and safety for customers. The author states that there are no regulations concerning the subjective nature of performing services to the best of the cosmetologist's ability. The paper also briefly looks at the objective and subjective levels in the code.

Moral Issues Prevalent in Cosmetology
Moral Principles Reflected in the Code (Florida)
Are the Moral Principles Adequate for Cosmetology?
Level the Florida Code Represents

From the Paper:

"Another moral issue that frequently appears in cosmetology is a licensed cosmetologist performing services from her or other's homes, as opposed to a licensed salon. Given that many cosmetology services can be performed with few implements, the temptation to have a client come to the cosmetologist's home, or for the cosmetologist to travel to the client's home, is strong. Again, this leads to the services being performed outside the control of the regulations and laws of the state, plus can add to the taxation ethical challenges of cosmetologists being paid 'under the table'. Maintaining the health and safety of clients is another moral issue cosmetologists must contend with. Communicable diseases can be transferred through many cosmetology practices, including fatal diseases like HIV/AIDS. For this reason, sterilization, sanitation, and knowledge of skin and scalp diseases are imperative for cosmetologists."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • 477.012 - Purpose. (2009). Retrieved April 16, 2009, from
  • 477.0132 Hair braiding, hair wrapping, and body wrapping registration. (2009). Retrieved April 16, 2009, from
  • 477.0263 Cosmetology services to be performed in licensed salon; exception. (2009). Retrieved April 17, 2009, from
  • Mohammed, H. (21 Nov 2008). Hair apparent. Black Voices. Retrieved April 16, 2009, from
  • You have a beautiful career ahead of you. (No date). Retrieved April 16, 2009, from

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