Cosmetics And Cosmetology Expert 96660 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years’ experience working in the cosmetic, personal care and beauty industry focused on organic and polymer chemistry, including materials testing and ingredient toxicology.  I specialize in cosmetics, salon products, salon safety, and best practices for the professional beauty industry, as well as retail cosmetic and beauty products. My expertise includes: beauty industry regulations and standards; cleaning, disinfection, sterilization, communicable diseases, infections related to hair, nail, skin, eye lashes; cuts, burns, adverse skin reactions such as irritations or  allergies, standard of care, state board regulations, federal regulations, marketing claims, education and nail and cosmetology schools. 
I have expertise in European Union and Canadian cosmetic regulation and standards; as well as, salon chemical safety issues, to include injuries, damage, illness, as well as cosmetic / personal care product development and testing, safe handling, air quality and testing, personal protection equipment, product labeling, product warnings and quality control and/or assurance.  I am an internationally recognized author of books/articles, presenter and educator with a large amount of expertise in both natural and artificial nail products, salon practices and services in cosmetology, hair, lashes, nail anatomy and skin care, manicure and pedicure procedures/practices/standards/equipment.  I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes: President of a scientific and regulatory consulting firm; Chemical awareness training service.


M.S.ChemistryUniversity of California Irvine

Primary Affiliation

American Beauty Association

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases