La. House Committee advances bill that reduces hours required to be a cosmetologist

Published: April 25, 2023

By: Chloe Gehman, LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE, La. — The House Commerce Committee advanced a bill Monday that would reduce the hours required to obtain a cosmetology license in Louisiana.

The reduction would change the minimum requirement from 1,500 to 1,200 hours but would not take away the requirement that all students must pass a national exam to become licensed in Louisiana.

House Bill 470 would require the Board of Cosmetology to create a website through which students could apply, pay fees and see their progress toward a license.

Schools would be allowed to require more than the proposed 1,200-hour minimum of instruction in hair styling, nail treatments, and other esthetics.

Read more at WWL-TV

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