Those Deep, Personal Convos You Have With Your Hairstylist Could Save Your Life

Starting January 1, all Illinois hairstylists and cosmetologists will be required by law to be trained on how to navigate conversations about domestic abuse with their clients.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the law, enforced by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, includes barbers, cosmetologists, aestheticians, hair braiders and nail technicians.

The new measure, signed by Governor Bruce Rauner last summer, will require that the 88,000 beauty professionals living in their state take an hour long course on domestic abuse and sexual assault....more