Salon Safety by Leslie Roste, BSN, RN

Leslie Roste, RN, BSN graduated from the University of Kansas, where she studied Nursing and Microbiology. After leaving nursing, she began working in the professional beauty industry as a subject matter expert on infection control and public safety. She has written many articles and spoken to audiences large and small on infection control and chemical safety in the work environment and specializes in the salon and barber industry. She is very involved in the current discussion on occupational licensing as it relates to health & public safety in the professional beauty industry.

Leslie has worked with cosmetology boards in over 30 states on revision of infection control rules and required curriculums consistent with current science and occupational trends. She writes science content for Pivot Point textbooks and recently worked with NIC to re-write their disinfection protocols.

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Educational Interviews

The BARBICIDE® Educational Interview Series covers different disciplines as well as regulatory and educational professionals. Leslie opens the floor to each guest to give them a chance to discuss the effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on their profession and how they are finding ways to move forward. The wide variety of guests, interesting topics and short format make these a must listen. Some of the topics included are:

  • Infection Control Best Practices for Industry Professionals
  • Domestic Violence Training within the Professional Beauty Industry
  • Protecting Your Mental Health When Returning to Work
  • The Role of State Boards of Cosmetology

Find each interview posted to here and on the BARBICIDE® YouTube channel.


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