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Snyder makes appointments to Michigan Board of Cosmetology

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012


LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Helena DeYoung of Grand Rapids and Kathleen Skipper-Stong of Ida to the Michigan Board of Cosmetology.

Established in 1980, the board licenses and regulates the practice of cosmetology in Michigan.

"I am confident both Helena and Kathleen will use their expertise to ensure efficient and fair licensing and regulations for Michigan cosmetologists," Snyder said.

DeYoung is a hairstylist at Tanaz Hair Boutique & Day Spa. She has worked in the field since receiving her cosmetology license in 2005. She also achieved a bachelor's in business management from Davenport University and currently is pursuing a master's in strategic management from Davenport University. She will represent cosmetologists and replaces Cheryl Hadsall.

Skipper-Stong is the director of therapy and physical therapy assistants at MagnumCare of Monroe. She earned degrees in physical therapy from Owens Community College and in fashion merchandising from Stautzenberger College. She will represent the general public and replaces Denise Washington.

Both will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2015. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.