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Cosmetic Beauty Personal Care Industry Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Cosmetic, Cosmetology, Beauty, Personal Care Industry, Salon Products, Salon Products Testing, Salon Products Safety, Beauty Salon, Skin Care, Pedicure, Manicure, Artificial Nail, Artificial Nail Products, Artificial Nail Procedures, Cosmetic Labeling, Cosmetic Warnings, Cosmetic Regulations, Beauty Industry, Fingernails, Cuticle, Hair, Natural Nail, MMA, Nail Technician, Nail Salon, Wraps, Gel Nails, UV Gels, Acrylics, Nail Infection, Nail Fungus, Nail Cosmetics, Nail Glue, Nail Polish, Beauty Products, Cosmetics, Salon Practices, Salon Regulations, Cosmetic Regulations, Personal Care Products Regulations, NGO, Controversial Ingredients, MSDS,

Expert Witness No. 3181


Synopsis of Expertise

Expert 3181 is considered a leading technical, regulatory and scientific expert in beauty, cosmetic and personal care industry. For 20 years he served as the Vice President of a world-class research and development laboratory and is now a highly respected scientific, technical and regulatory consultant. Expert 3181 often provides expert testimony before courts, as well as, domestic and international regulatory bodies and panels. His expertise in the salon/cosmetic/personal care industry is broad and includes on all aspects of professional beauty salons and services; skin care, cosmetology, pedicure, manicure and artificial nail products/procedures, cosmetic personal/care product development, quality, labeling, warnings, regulations, as well as proper handling and safe use. Expert 3181 is a world renowned scientist, author and educator for the professional salon industry specializing in risk identification, communication and prevention.

Expert 3181 works as an industry liaison to NGO groups, associations and government organizations and specializes in US and Canadian cosmetic product regulations and ingredient issues. Besides his considerable chemical and scientific expertise, he is also knowledgeable in the fields of toxicology, polymer science, materials testing.


1984          Masters of Science Degree in Chemistry, University of California, Irvine CA
1982          Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, California State University, Long Beach, CA

Job Experience

President, A Scientific & Regulatory Company (2007- present)
Chief Scientific Adviser- A Professional Spa and Salon Product/Education Company (2007-present)
V.P., Science & Technology- A Nail Design Company (1988-2007).
Co-Chair, Nail Manufacturer’s Council/Professional Beauty Association (2003- present)
Executive Director and Founder – Chemical Awareness Training Service (1986-92).
Consulting Chemist for the American Beauty Association (1987-2003).
American Beauty Association, Safety and Standards Co-Chair (1999-2003)
Author of several salon safety and chemistry books for beauty professionals.
Author of many informational/best practices brochures for beauty professionals
Author of audio-cassette and video safety training programs for beauty salons.
Works with State, Federal and International regulators to develop beauty industry related standards and regulations.
Experienced working with Canada, Australia, EU, and Japanese cosmetic regulatory agencies and many domestic and international trade associations.
Over thirty years experience as a researcher, lecturer, author and educator.
World renowned expert; considered a leading scientist in the field with extensive expertise in ingredient safety of professional salon and retail products.

Employment History

President, A Scientific & Regulatory Consulting Company, CA  (7/07 to present)
Chief Scientific Advisor, A Nail Design Company, CA  (6/07 to present)
V.P of Science and Technology, A Nail Design Company, CA (12/88 to 6/07)
Executive Director & Founder,Chemical Awareness Training, CA (1986 to 1992)
Director of Research and Development, Bacon Industries, CA. (1985-1988)
Researcher,MD Pharmaceuticals, CA. (1984-1985)
Laboratory Manager, ROK Industries/San Pedro, CA.(1981-1982)
Laboratory Technician, Shell Oil Laboratory, CA. (1978-1980)
Laboratory Technician, St. Mary’s Hospital/Long Beach, CA. (1976-1978)

Research Laboratory Technician, U.S. Army- Natick Research Labs (1974-1976)


Available Upon Request


Available Upon Request