With unemployment rates already high from coronavirus and the state’s response, the New York Senate is looking into adding another barrier to employment, a shampoo license.
NY State Senate Bill S8862 would require 500 hours of course study in order for someone to get a job as a “Shampoo Assistant.” In addition to the cost for taking such classes, shampooers would also have to pay a fee to the state to obtain their certification. I assume part of the training is, “try to avoid getting soap in the eyes.” Not sure what the other 499.9 will be spent on.
The bill states:
This bill would provide additional revenue to the state in the way of application fees and fines for practicing as a shampoo assistant without the proper certificate or practicing as a shampoo assistant after the certificate has been suspended or revoked.
Hopefully these extra fees and licensing won’t result in back alley hair washing by unlicensed shampoo assistants.
New York might kill your granny and chase away the wealthy, but at least they are willing to make sure that your hair is washed in the most professional manner possible.