Cosmetologist: Don't Cut Our License

By Maureen Mespell

January 17, 2012 Updated Jan 17, 2012 at 7:42 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) -- An Indiana bill is proposing getting rid of professional licenses of private investigators, security guards and cosmetologists.

A local cosmetology instructor says repealing professional licenses could compromise the safety of clients.

Wendy Boylan-Tomlinson Instructor at Rudae's School of Beauty says, “AIDS was not a factor when I started doing hair. Now you have to worry about things like that. If you were to cut a client and did not know their HIV status and then you didn't sanitize your implements properly, you could transmit that to another client.”

Tomlinson says she doesn't understand why the state would get rid of licensing fees when they generate over $98,000 a year in revenue.

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