Starting July 1, hair braiders will no longer be required to have a cosmetology license.
Stylists who specialize in braiding hair would no longer have to obtain a cosmetology license.
The cosmetology bill will change who is allowed to shave customers beards and mustaches.
The full Senate will consider a bill next week that would leave the decision about whether cosmetologists can shave mustaches and beards to a state board.
An interpretation from the Indiana Attorney General’s office last year said state law bars cosmetologists from shaving customers’ beards and mustaches.
The ERASER committee has been proposed to replace an older licensing evaluation body.
More women than ever are going to prison in Indiana, and because the majority of women serve sentences of between two and 10 years, most of them will get out.