Virginia considers reduced cosmetology education hours

Education & Training, Reducing Barriers to,

The Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology has voted to reduce the number of education hours required for licensure from 1,500 to 1,000. As indicated by West Virginia University economist Edward Timmons, 15 other states have made similar reductions to cosmetology license hours in the past decade, with no evidence of negative outcomes of the policy change.

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