Hair Designer Schools in Washington – A new type of program?
Thank you for the emails that you have shared regarding the Hair Design Bill. I can see a number of people feel very passionately about the bill; some are super excited and wished that it would have come earlier, while others have shared that they feel very lucky to have ‘been made to learn it’ because they are using it the skin and nails portion in their business.
The group that was ‘glad to have been made to learn’ was mostly from the business owner and independent contractor community. One shared, “Frank, if it was up to me at 18 years old, I wouldn’t have done the extra 200 hours, which is basically another month of school. I was pretty short sighted then. But in my first year, as I was developing my skill set, being able to help my owner take manicures, pedicures, and facials saved me my job because I was able to do many things. After 15 years of doing this now, I don’t do manis and pedis, but I do wax at least half a dozen times in a week. It’s additional income that wouldn’t have seen. But more importantly, I’m able to take care of my customer.”
Another cosmetologist had a question, “Frank if we were to take the skin portion out of the license, would that mean that hair designers wouldn’t be able to do eye lash extensions or tinting?” At a quick glance at the proposed law, that possibly could be a limitation.
Tomorrow there is a hearing at in the Senate. If this does move forward, the first ones that would have to embrace it would be the schools.
Would schools go to a hair design instead of cosmetology or would they do both? I guess we’ll have to see.