Ending years of fights between beauticians and hair braiders, the Legislature on Friday approved a bill clipping away requirements that only licensed beauticians may charge to braid hair.
The Senate unanimously approved HB238, and sent it to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature.
For years, the issue led to overflow crowds in long hearings. The state recently decided to allow only those with cosmetology licenses which require 2,000 hours of training to charge for hair braiding. That led to a federal lawsuit, which the state lost last year.