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Hairstylist drying blond hair by hairdryer in salon.

PHOENIX (AP) - Hair stylists in Arizona who only provide blow-drying, curling and shampoo services won’t have to be licensed under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.

Ducey signed Scottsdale Republican Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita’s legislation Tuesday.

The proposal was dubbed the “dry bar” bill because of an emerging business providing quick spruce-ups for clients. It drew strong opposition from licensed cosmetologists and their state association, who argued that even though the shops don’t cut or dye hair, licensing is needed for health and safety.


Ducey called the new law “a victory for common sense,” and said requiring people who only blow dry hair to have a license requiring 1,000 hour of training “ridiculous.”

Ugenti-Rita unsuccessfully pushed the same plan last year with Ducey’s backing.

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How many cases of lice will be spread by these unlicensed quacks? You can bet only the lower of the lowest will be in this sort of business.


1000 hours? Try 1600 for the state of Az


Nice... now you ladies don't need a license to give a B.J. !!! Making America Great Again !!


Who will inspect them to be sure they meet health and safety requirements? What will happen when there's an issue with someone performing this service- you can't pull their license if they don't have one.


Ducey can blow me

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