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Whether or not you realized it, making a house call for hair, makeup or nails is against the law in many states. Even if it's for a prom or wedding, showing up outside of the salon to perform services, could get you in trouble. According to the Boston Globe, though, this is changing for the 75,000+ licensed beauty professionals in the state of Massachusetts. "Thanks to a new state law tucked into the back of the $39 billion budget bill signed by Governor Charlie Baker on Friday." They continue, "Language in one of the “outside sections” included in the budget made it immediately legal for all 75,938 of the licensed barbers, cosmetologists, hairdressers, manicurists, and others who fall under the purview of the state Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering to take their talents on the road."
While we recognize that most people were probably operating this way without regard to the laws, it's great to know that beauty professionals with licenses can now market this service. We have to wonder though, will this give way for apps like GlamSquad to start operating in major cities like Boston? Only time will tell.
What do you think of the new law?
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