Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 12, 2019 A case for more training Board of Health gives its backing to Saugus businesswoman who wants to teach class in permanent cosmetics MAKING HER PITCH: Clarice MacDonald talks to the Saugus Board of Health, proposing classes she wants to teach on permanent cosmetics. Law Offices of Terrence W. Kennedy 512 Broadway, Everett • Criminal Defense • Personal Injury • Medical Malpractice Tel: (617) 387-9809 Cell: (617) 308-8178 twkennedylaw@gmail.com 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 www.eight10barandgrille.com Kitchen Hours: Mon-Thurs: 12-10pm Fri-Sat: 12-11pm Sunday: 1pm-10pm Join us for EASTER SUNDAY DINNER Serving our Special Ham Dinner Serving from 1:00 - 10:00 PM Our Regular Menu also available $10 LUNCH Menu! 16 Items to Choose! Served Mon. thru Fri. until 3:30 PM FRIDAY HADDOCK DINNER Prepared Your Way! Includes Two Sides Facebook.com/ advocate.news.ma By Mark E. Vogler C larice MacDonald has offered to teach a 100-hour course to people interested in working in the field of permanent cosmetics because she’s troubled by the lack of training that’s available. “We’re one of the only states that’s not licensed,” MacDonald told the Saugus Board of Health this week, as she made an offer they didn’t refuse. “It’s whatever the town says goes,” she said. She said that two-day classes are not enough to train people in her field. MacDonald, a Saugus resident and licensed aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience in makeup application, color theory and brow shaping, said the situation is so bad that she had to fly to Florida, Texas and Toronto, Canada, to get the training she needed for her career. She owns Blink Permanent Cosmetics, which opened last year at 184 Broadway in Saugus. “I spent $30,000 all over the place for training,” she told the board before members voted 5-0 to give her a temporary license for teaching body art classes, with the proviso that she meet with temporary Director of Public Health Frank Giacalone “to iron details.” “You can go forward,” Board of Health Chair William Heffernan said. “We need to figure out what kind of permit we’ll issue and whether there’s a fee involved,” he said. Heffernan was particularly impressed by the research and thoroughness of MacDonald’s presentation. “It’s a pleasure seeing you prepared,” Heffernan told her. Board of Health Member Maria Tamagna was impressed, too, with MacDonald’s interest in taking steps to make her field more professional. “I would give her my seal of approval to go on and train other people,” Tamagna said. She said her recommendation was based on “my personal experience and as a nurse.” “Clarice is more than qualified,” she said. MacDonald and board members discussed ways to improve the local regulation and licensure of people in the permanent cosmetics field. But Heffernan said that would require the drafting of new town bylaws after careful study.

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