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Ruiz Bill Would Allow Certain Cosmetology and Hairstyling Students to Receive a Student Permit to Wash Hair

Trenton – The Senate Commerce Committee advanced legislation today sponsored by Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz that would permit junior cosmetology and hairstyling students to obtain a student permit to shampoo and rinse hair while completing their training.

“By allowing qualified cosmetology and hairstyling students to wash hair during their studies, they can get both hands-on experience while working in their chosen field and can earn extra cash while they continue their training,” said Senator Ruiz (D-Essex/Hudson).

To be eligible for a student permit, a cosmetology or hairstyling student would need to submit to the Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling evidence that they have completed at least 60 hours of relevant course instruction.

The student would also need to demonstrate to the Board that they do not have a communicable, contagious, or infectious disease that could be transmitted while they are providing services.

The bill, S-2245, advanced out of the committee in a 5-0 vote.