Shear madness?

Cosmetologists decry effort to nix training, licensing requirements

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

Do you want untrained stylists anywhere near your hair with scissors? If not, local cosmetologists are asking residents to rally against proposed bills that call for deregulation and delicensing in the cosmetology industry

Southwest Texas Junior College cosmetology program coordinator Vanessa Briones encourages local cosmetologists, barbers, and concerned residents to sign a petition opposing House Bill 1705, filed by Texas State Representative Matt Shaheen of Plano.

To sign the petition visit,

Calls placed to Shaheen’s office regarding his motivation for the deregulation were not returned.


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