Letters to the Editor

Kafton letter: Salon violations

I am writing this in response to the article regarding the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

My story is very different from the one in the article. I had a renewal due for my business license in June of 2017. I received this notice at the business address. I inadvertently missed the due date by one day. I was unaware that I had overlooked it, and quickly went online to pay the fee along with the past due fees. Three months later, September, I received the letter from the State Board of Cosmetology. The letter stated the situation, along with the stipulated fine and probation. I was outraged.

I was given the opportunity to appeal. Which I did. State Board denied my appeal. I was ultimately fined $600 and placed on probation for two years. During this time, no client of mine was ever in any danger or had experienced any personal injury. How is it fair, that I missed my renewal by literally one day, and receive such a drastic and harsh penalty?

I’d like to know how the state justifies this gross mistreatment of fines and stipulations?

Michele Kafton, Caldwell