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Katie Groezinger, a cosmetology student, colors hair using a technique known as balayage at The Spa School in Worthington.
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A bill in the Statehouse is reigniting the contentious debate over licensing requirements for cosmetologists and barbers. The legislation would cut up to 500 hours of instructional time for people trying to get a cosmetology or barbers license

Ohio Licensing Policies

Jan 11, 2019
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Ohio lawmakers are mulling over potential legislation that would reduce the time needed for cosmetology-related licenses. Currently, it takes 250 hours of training to become a licensed hair stylist in Ohio, which is 100 hours more than it takes for an E.M.T. to get licensed.

Today on All Sides, we discuss the apparent diconnect between the need for certification and the demand for the workforce, and how some licensing requirements disproportionately limit women, minorities, and former felons.