Cosmetology Schools Still Under Threat of Deregulated Industry

On the heals of a law that failed to negatively impact the future for cosmetology schools in New Hampshire, another state has an item on the table that can significantly harm schools and public safety.

The state of Indiana’s House of Representatives is considering House Bill 1006, a bill that would allow non-licensed cosmetologists to work in the state.

At the end of last year, New Hampshire cosmetology schools were hanging by a wire to find out the state’s decision on a similar bill that could potentially destroy the education process and related industries. That law failed after a public and official outcry about the dangers of unregulated cosmetic services and the devastating impact it could have on the education industry.

Now Indiana has the option on the table and the reaction in that state is similar to what we witnessed in New Hampshire. Newspapers from across the state are virtually buzzing with talk about HB 1006 and it seems like we’ve heard these voices before.

“You can kill someone if the procedure’s not done correctly, if allergies are unknown, if you’re just in the wrong hands,” said India Darnell an esthetician student in an interview with The Indy Channel news.

Back in December, Pam New, a resident who attended cosmetology school and is licensed in the state of New Hampshire told Boston News that she feels that deregulation is simply unsafe to the general population. New pointed out that hairdressers use dangerous chemicals that can severely burn the skin and cause permanent damage to tissue. “Literally, we could make bombs with these chemicals,” she told the publication.

David Wolkins, R-Winona Lake, is the person who has the duty of managing the process in Indiana, through he claims he is not affiliated or invested in the bill in anyway. Understandably, organizations like massage therapy schools want to see this bill fail as it did in New Hampshire. “It has created a headache,” Wolkins said in an interview. “They’re all up in arms. They have all hired lobbyists.”

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