Improving licensing laws for barbers and cosmetologists in Minnesota

Many occupations require state licensing. Generally, however, cosmetologists and barbers are two of the most widely licensed occupations and are also among the most onerously licensed, especially among low-income occupations.

State lawmakers should:

1) Reduce required training hours for barbers and cosmetologists

2) Create a specialty hair technician license

3) Adopt inspection, registration, or other less burdensome rules

4) Repeal unnecessary administrative rules

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