Cosmetologist: Don't Cut Our License

By Maureen Mespell

January 17, 2012 Updated Jan 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM EST

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.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.