MINNESOTA H.F. 2659 – License (Cosmetology)

Sponsor: Representative Linda Slocum (DFL)

Summary: Provides that a person who performs threading be exempt from licensing by the Board of Cosmetologist Examiners. Directs the Board of Cosmetologist Examiners amend rules exempting threading from the practice of cosmetology and classify it as an unregulated service.

Defines “threading” as a method of removing hair from the eyebrows, upper lip, or other body parts by using cotton thread to pull hair from follicles. Provides that threading does not include the use of chemicals or any type of wax. Directs that threading may include the use of (1) over-the-counter astringents, gels and powders; and (2) tweezers and scissors incidental to threading.

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Status: Introduced in House and Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy Committee 3/3/2014. Hearing held; reported favorably; referred to the Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy Committee 3/10/2014. Hearing held, reported favorably 3/27/2014. Passed Senate 4/23/2014. Signed by Governor Dayton (DFL) 5/15/2014.

Companion Bill: 2014 S.F. 2110

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