R.I. reduces required instruction hours for hairdressers, cosmetologists

STYLING: Jackie Pace, left, director of Empire Beauty School in Warwick, watches as school educator Corrie Cagnon instructs student stylist Andrew Bretz. He’s cutting the hair of Theresa Perry, of Coventry, who has been coming to Empire for three years. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
STYLING: Jackie Pace, left, director of Empire Beauty School in Warwick, watches as school educator Corrie Cagnon instructs student stylist Andrew Bretz. He’s cutting the hair of Theresa Perry, of Coventry, who has been coming to Empire for three years. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
Prospective hairdressers and cosmetologists applying for a Rhode Island hairdresser/cosmetician license may have it a little easier thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on July 5. Under previous state law, those individuals were required to complete 1,500 continuous hours of study and practice under a licensed instructor in order…
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