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Eyebrow Threaders Sue Texas 2009-12-08 06:00:39

Should Eyebrow Threaders Need a License?

Right now in Texas, eight eyebrow threaders are suing the state over a law requiring them to go to cosmetology school and become licensed to practice their trade.

While that might not seem like an absurd request, the threaders argue that they shouldn't need to do so. Some have been working as threaders for decades, and they don't want to pay thousands of dollars for cosmetology courses that don't teach threading techniques.

On the flip side, "unlicensed esthetician" isn't exactly the kind of phrase that builds consumer confidence. If an experienced threader were able to have a business without a license, then so could someone who has no experience. And although state law doesn't mention threading specifically, it basically says that if you're getting paid to beautify, you need a license.

What do you think? Do these threaders have a case?

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