House Bill 664 would expand the Alabama Board of Cosmetology to include barbering, helping strengthen regulation and compliance for barbers and establishing much needed consistency in the enforcement of safety standards across all Alabama counties. Cosmetologists, the second largest licensed profession in the state, are regulated by the Alabama Board of Cosmetology, which conducts regular inspections and requires professional education and training. HB664 is currently in the Boards, Agencies and Commissions committee.
“In Alabama, cosmetologists are strictly regulated while barbers are free to operate without any accountability. In a business where personal services are being administered, there is a duty to make those services safe and sanitary with the highest level of care,” said Alabama State Representative Kurt Wallace (R-Chilton County).
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