Amid the partisan fights and debates over ducks during Maryland’s legislative session, you may have missed one bill that puts Maryland on the map in an emerging industry.
A bill that creates a specific cosmetology license for blow drying made its way through the General Assembly, and Gov. Larry Hogan made it law by signing off this week. Backed by Bethesda’s Drybar, the bill sets up a regulated license for blowdry services, including a set number of training hours. Currently, employees have to be either a hairstylist or cosmetologist.
The bill was only the legislative victory to legitimize blow dry bars in Annapolis. In 2014, a Drybar-backed bill allowed blow dry bars to offer champagne and wine.
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