HAIRDRESSERS MUST BE TRAINED IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT


 
By Bob Katzen 

A bill before the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure would require all applicants for a new or renewal of a license to be a hairdresser, barber, cosmetologist, electrolysis or manicurist, to complete one hour of domestic violence and sexual assault awareness education as part of their educational requirements to be licensed in their field.

Supporters say customers often talk to their hairdressers and others in the beauty field about their problems including domestic violence and sexual assault. They argue that requiring training in these fields could help protect some victims and even save their lives.
   Opponents say this is more micromanaging and interference by the state.

One thought on “HAIRDRESSERS MUST BE TRAINED IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT”

  1. I’ve been a hairdresser for 55 yrs,most of my clients are 80 and above,mostly widowers,why must I have to take this course, I’ve never had anyone that had any domestic violence in their relationships.

Leave a Reply