UPDATE: The bill has been withdrawn! Thanks to everyone for getting involved. Here’s an article about the withdrawal.

House Bill 1006, introduced by Rep. David Wolkins, R-Kosciusko, is set to be heard by the Employment Labor and Pensions Committee at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. In essence, licensing would be eliminated for everyone in the barbering and cosmetology fields in the state of Indiana.

Would you want a hairdresser using razors and dangerous chemicals without training or licensing? No!

If you’re in Indiana or value our industry, this is huge. Contact Indiana’s representatives and let them know this bill cannot pass as it is.

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Recent News


House bill would cut barber licensing requirement

Indianapolis Business Journal – ‎1 hour ago‎
Barbers and cosmetologists would no longer need to be licensed under a bill being considered in the Indiana General Assembly. House Bill 1006, introduced by Rep. David Wolkins, R-Kosciusko, is set to be heard by the Employment Labor and Pensions

Barbers, cosmetologists opposing deregulation

Muncie Star Press – ‎10 hours ago‎
Let’s give him credit. House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer is a shrewd politician.- 9:16 pm Deanna Stonebraker gets her hair cut by her daughter, Morgan Stonebraker at Amber’s Beauty School. Amber’s Beauty School is located at 3601 N. Briarwood.

Barbers say no licenses hair-brained idea

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – ‎10 hours ago‎
While a lot of people might not even know that barbers have to be licensed (they have in Indiana since 1937), a proposal to kill the requirement has some barbers and those that train them in an uproar. In 2010, the state legislature, looking for ways

Lawmakers consider bill to stop need for some professions to be licensed

ABC 57 News – ‎18 hours ago‎
By Jenny Dolph INDIANA — Indiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would stop the need for some professions — like hairdressers — to be licensed. And that has some in the cosmetology industry outraged! Kaye Maxwell has been a stylist for 62

Indiana House Bill outrages cosmetology community

WANE – ‎19 hours ago‎
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A potential change to an Indiana law has many cosmetologist and barbers upset. House Bill 1006 could eliminate the Cosmetology and Barber Board in its entirety including each of the 25 license types (including 5 temporary