The Utah House voted Wednesday to clip away requirements that only licensed beauticians may charge to braid hair.
It voted 69-0 to pass HB238, and sent it to the Senate. It would untangle a years-long licensing battle between beauticians and people who just braid hair. In past years, it brought overflow crowds to long hearings on the issue.
The state recently decided to allow only those with cosmetology licenses which requires 2,000 hours of training to charge for hair braiding. That led to a federal lawsuit, which the state lost last year.