clifTONA Beauty salon CLIFTONA, New York (Reuters) – A Brooklyn beauty salon is suing its owner for allegedly violating a state law by allowing women to use cosmetics without a license, saying the practice is “offensive, racist and discriminatory.”
The owners of Beverly Hills Beauty Salon & Spa are the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in Manhattan federal court against the owner, Lianna Buechler, and three of her employees, claiming she is violating the California’s Cosmetic Ingredient Regulations Act (CIRCA) by allowing certain makeup products, including cosmetics, to be sold at her business without a Cosmetics License.
Cliftona said in a statement that its customers have requested that it remove the Cosmetics license from the premises and is seeking to have the charges dismissed in court.
The salon is based in Beverly Hills, and it has a total of 1,000 clients.
Clipless women, including some of the owners’ female employees, wear the full-face veil, which has become a major part of the Muslim faith.
The hijab, or headscarf, is a religious garment that covers most of the head, neck and shoulders and covers the face, hands, feet and face.
It is widely viewed as a symbol of piety and religious observance, and some Muslim women wear the hijab, as do some Jews, Buddhists and Hindus.
Clifford Ramey, the owner of Beverly Hill Beauty Salon, speaks to media at the Beverly Hills headquarters in Los Angeles, California January 13, 2020.
REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniClifftons attorney, Eric Lauer, told the Associated Press that the Cosmetic Ingredients Regulations Act of 1992, which the plaintiffs said is unconstitutional, is intended to protect the integrity of the cosmetics industry.
“The plaintiffs argue that they have been victims of unlawful discrimination by Beverly Hills and its owners,” Lauer said in the statement.
Cliffs attorney, Michael Crespo, said in an email that the lawsuit is a frivolous effort and that the salon is not discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
Cliftons owners claim the Cosmetology license is a privilege that is denied to other individuals who purchase cosmetics.
Clinics are permitted to sell cosmetics without the Cosmex licenses, but Cliftonas Cosmetologist’s License is the only one that requires an annual cosmetology exam.
Clash between the owner and salon was reported by The New York Times on Wednesday.
It also has prompted a slew of media stories on the issue.
Classthe Cosmetics Licenses are not required for sale of any products in California, which was founded on the belief that cosmetic ingredients are not essential to human health.
In 2015, the California Supreme Court ruled that Cliftons Cosmetics could not sell a cosmetics-free salon that offered no cosmetic treatments to its customers because the Cosmedicinal Ingredience Regulations Act was invalid because it failed to adequately address its need for cosmetic products, according to Reuters.
The law requires that businesses sell products that have not been proven to have harmful effects on the environment, and Clifttons claims its products are safe.
Clinical director of Clifts Cosmetics, Dr. Shirel D’Amato, said on the salon’s website that the owners are not racist or discriminating against anyone because they have not given up their Cosmetics licenses.
Clives attorney, Crespe, said Cliffts Cosmetics is a private practice, not a public entity, and its employees have no relationship with the Cliftons owners.
Climber Lisa Lutz (L) of Huntington Beach, California, celebrates after completing a run with the team of Cliff Cliffton, Beverly Hills owner of Cliffs Beauty Salon in Beverly Hill, California December 10, 2017.
Clifferes lawsuit was filed by Clifleys attorney, Fred Crespi, who is also a member of the New York Bar Association and has been involved in a number of cases against corporations.
The suit seeks a permanent injunction to prevent Clifls Cosmetics from selling cosmetics without licenses.
Clifthons attorneys also want a jury trial to determine whether Cliflts Cosmetologists license is invalid and whether Cliffs License is unenforceable.
Cliferes attorney, Gary F. Stoller, told The New Yorker magazine last year that Cliffs Cosmetics should be allowed to sell the Cosmeccans products without licenses and could be sued if it does.