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Lawmakers Consider Exempting 'Blow-Dry Bars' From Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

A controversial bill that aims to waive training hours and licensure for hair stylists who don’t use chemicals has passed the Senate and is now in the hands of the House’s Business and Labor Committee.

Currently, there are no "blow-dry bars" in Cache County.


But Amy Lowe, who owns New Horizon Beauty College in Logan, said if Senate Bill 87 passes in the House and is signed into law, it could pose a public safety risk.


“During COVID, we were one of the first industries to be targeted for potential health issues,” she said. “When COVID-19 hit, we were one of the first industries to be shut down. We have to be very careful, because we come in such close contact with our guests and our patrons.” Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.