Meeting

NYS Appearance Enhancement Advisory Committee

NYS Appearance Enhancement Advisory Committee

Overview

The New York State Appearance Enhancement Advisory Committee was established pursuant to General Business Law, Art. 27, Section 403. The Advisory Committee shall advise the Secretary of State on all matters relating to the appearance enhancement business.

Membership

It shall be composed of nine members appointed by the Secretary of State, including one person engaged in the practice of either nail specialty or waxing; two engaged in natural hair styling, one of whom shall be knowledgeable in the practice of styling techniques which place tension on the hair roots; one engaged in esthetics; two engaged in cosmetology; two engaged in training of persons for such practices; and one licensed as a dermatologist. Two each of these members shall be appointed by the Secretary upon the recommendation of the Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly. Members serve for terms of two years. The Secretary shall designate the Chair.

Members of the advisory committee shall receive no compensation but shall be entitled to actual and necessary traveling and  other  expenses while engaged in the performance of such member's duties hereunder.

Payment

Members of the advisory committee shall receive no compensation but shall be entitled to actual and necessary traveling and  other  expenses while engaged in the performance of such member's duties hereunder.

Committee Members

 NEW YORK STATE APPEARANCE ENHANCEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Member Name & Address Category Appointed by
Michelle D’Allaird Brenner
Aesthetic Science Institute (ASI)
922 Troy-Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110
Esthetician

Board Chair

Secretary of State

Leeanne Shade 
Choices Hair Studio
180 Delaware Avenue
Delaware Plaza

Delmar, NY  12054

Hair Stylist Secretary of State
VACANT Hair Stylist Temp President of the Senate
VACANT Cosmetologist Speaker of the Assembly
Anthony Fiore
Capri Cosmetology Learning Ctr
251 West Route 59
Nanuet, NY 10954
Educator Secretary of State

Blanca Vidal, Program Coordinator
New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH)
14 Wall Street, Suite 5A
New York, NY 10005

Nail Specialist Secretary of State

Erin H. Maybin
RD Beauty & Wellness
510 State Street

Schenectady, NY  12305

Educator Secretary of State
VACANT Dermatologist Speaker of the Assembly
VACANT Cosmetologist Temp President of the Senate

12/20/2021

Upcoming Meetings

Past Meeting Summaries

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Meeting Summaries

Public Hearings

PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE NEW YORK STATE APPEARANCE ENHANCEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PUBLIC HEARING PURSUANT TO PART WW OF CHAPTER 56 OF THE LAWS OF 2022

A public hearing pursuant to Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2022 will be conducted at the May 23, 2022, public meeting of the New York State Appearance Enhancement Advisory Committee regarding the proposed resolution authorizing the use of videoconferencing and written procedures governing member and public attendance.  The public has the right to attend the public hearing to submit comments or may submit comments prior to the public hearing.  For more information, please visit the Department of State’s Events page at https://dos.ny.gov/events.

Adopted Resolutions & Written Procedures

Videoconferencing/Remote Participation:

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Mailing Information: 
NYS Department of State Division of Licensing Services 
PO Box 22001 
Albany NY 12201-2001 

Please note: If you utilize express services or next day ground services such as UPS, Federal Express, DHL, etc. you should use the physical address of the building. 

Albany Physical Address
Division of Licensing Services 
1 Commerce Plaza 99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor 
Albany, NY 12231

Phone Information:
General Information (518) 474-4429 
Security Guard and Armored Car Guard Information (518) 474-7569 

Call Center Representatives are available from 8:45am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday except on Legal Holidays.

Deaf, hard of hearing and speech-disabled callers, please use 7-1-1

For all other inquiries, email Licensing Services

Visitor & Customer Service Center Information:
Below is a listing of Licensing Customer Service Centers and the hours of operation. Please monitor this page for updates to office hours, guidelines and or any closures. 

Albany: This office is open for all services.
NYS Department of State Division of Licensing Services 
1 Commerce Plaza 99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor 
Albany, NY 12231 

Customer Service hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
Apostille Service hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:15pm 

Albany Parking 
Limited on street metered parking is available for 1 Commerce Plaza in Albany. The Office of General Services has various parking lots throughout downtown Albany which have limited visitor parking. To find out more information about the OGS lots, please visit their website.   

New York City: This office is open for all services.
NYS Department of State 
Division of Licensing Services 
123 William St. 2nd Fl. New York, NY 10038-3804

Customer Service hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
Apostille Service hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm  

Binghamton: Effective July 7, 2023, Licensing Customer Service Center will be closed until further notice. Licensing examinations will continue to be held as scheduled. 
NYS Department of State 
Division of Licensing Services 
State Office Building 
44 Hawley Street, Room 1506 
Binghamton, NY 13901-4455 
(518) 474-4429 

Buffalo: Effective November 10, 2022, Licensing Customer Service Center will be closed until further notice. Licensing examinations will continue to be held as scheduled 
NYS Department of State 
Division of Licensing Services 
295 Main Street, 8th Floor, Suite 821 
Buffalo, NY 14203 
(518) 474-4429

Hauppauge: Effective June 21, 2023, Licensing Customer Service Center will be closed until further notice. Licensing examinations will continue to be held as scheduled.

NYS Department of State 
Division of Licensing Services 
State Office Building 
250 Veterans Memorial Highway 
Hauppauge, NY 11788-5519 
(518) 474-4429

Utica: This office is closed until further notice. Licensing examinations will continue to be held as scheduled

NYS Department of State 
Division of Licensing Services 
State Office Building 
207 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13501-2812 
(518) 474-4429