West Coast Region Legislative Review – UTAH


Utah SB87 would create a licensure exemption for individuals who solely “dries, styles, arranges, dresses, curls, hot irons, shampoos, or conditions” without cutting, drying or “applying reactive chemicals to straighten, curl, or alter the structure of the hair.” The bill as currently drafted would require these practitioners to obtain a “hair safety permit” by completing a safety program that is not more than two hours in length and passing a proctored examination. 

Utah HB126 would modify the state’s definition of “hair braiding” to include the use of wefts if applied without the use of glue or tape. It would also allow hair braiders to cut “an extension braided into the hair.”

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