In this week’s Five Spot column – 5 other ways that Washington could crack down on hair-care professionals (on top of actual state legislation this year that could put some independent stylists out of business).
1. Concealed-carry license required for any stylist/barber with shears and straight-edge razors longer than 5.5 inches.
2. A hundred extra hours of cosmetology education mandated annually. Curriculum includes: Downstream impacts of excessive shampooing on stormwater systems and orca survival.
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3. All barber poles must be equipped with functioning motor. Shop not allowed to open unless pole is spinning.
4. Customer must sign waiver granting stylist/barber permission to ask personal questions, talk incessantly or whistle a happy tune.
5. Adult-entertainment license required for any salon in which men pay for scalp massages by attractive women.