When I worked in an office, the women all hung out together and shared beauty secrets. If one of them had an important event where they were absolutely required to look their best, they would see go see their friend Mila who was an expert on selecting and applying make-up. She has an excellent instinct for color.
The women in the office had no problem having an unlicensed person apply their make-up, but if Mila charged for this service she would have been breaking the law.
These laws are supposedly to promote the health and safety of the general public, but they do no such thing. What they really do is limit competition and raise prices.
Regulated organizations follow the rules and regulations of their industry based on the honor system.To actually inspect each salon in a state would be impossible based on the number of inspectors versus the number or salons. The salons follow the rules based on their own conscience and little else.
Of course, an illegal salon probably follows the rules regarding safety and health, too. Would you frequent a dirty salon? I didn’t think so.
Each time the government decides to regulate an industry, it is really raising the barriers to entry for that industry. Over time, all of these little incursions into our lives by the government add up and decrease economic growth.
Remember that the next time some legislator is trumpeting his involvement in getting this bill or that bill passed.