House Bill 1171 (HB 1171) was introduced this legislative session and, in its current form, will deregulate hairstyling, eyelash extensions, and makeup application services. ASCP, AHP, and ANP filed a letter in opposition to HB 1171 to encourage the House Executive Departments and Administration Committee to amend the bill to keep these specialized services within the definition of cosmetology.
There is a hearing on February 8, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. EST in the Legislative Office Building. We encourage you to comment on HB 1171 before February 8, 2022, and send an email to your legislators.
Access our easy to follow advocacy email template found within the AHP Legislative Toolkit to voice your opinion on legislative industry changes and proposals. Your email can be a short letter with a few bullet points explaining why you, a licensed and trained professional, oppose unqualified individuals performing services that are within your scope of practice and why it is a public safety concern. Once your letter is ready, email it to your house and senate legislators. You can find yours at these links: