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Local lawmaker introduces bill to restore services to hairdresser licenses

After evidence of high levels of human trafficking was found in the nail salon trade, Connecticut required the licensure of nail technicians and estheticians.  Bethel state Representative Raghib Allie-Brennan says an unintended consequence was that licensed hairdressers across the state were stripped overnight of their ability to remove facial hair, something they were taught in beauty school and had part of their license for years.  A constituent, Mary Straniti Thompson contacted Allie-Brennan about the impact on her Newtown salon and he introduced legislation to fix the issue.  HB 6666 allows hairdressers to remove hair from the face or neck using manual or mechanical means.  A public hearing on the bill was held on Monday.

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