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Mandatory Abuse Training for Hairstylists

So yesterday I was scrolling through Instagram and I saw this. I’m pretty dismayed after reading all of the comments from stylists who commented they’d be against a mandatory training.


This is a law that’s already been in place in some states, like Ohio, and is being implemented in Illinois in 2018. A lot of the comments seem to be misunderstanding or blowing it out of proportion, and saying they don’t want to be unpaid therapists or get too involved in other people’s business. It’s a one hour training that will cost some money, so I understand that trepidation. But the comments just made me feel gross and sad. Thoughts?

*I’ve updated my headline, since it’s not clear if this makes stylists mandatory reporters, which would be difficult with adult clients.

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