METAIRIE, La. (AP) – Louisiana’s law requiring eyebrow threaders to take 750 hours in beauty school is raising eyebrows and a lawsuit.
A libertarian nonprofit law firm says it is suing.
Threading plucks hair by pulling twisted thread along the skin, rather than tweezing hairs one at a time.
Louisiana threaders need an esthetician’s license, which requires courses and licensing exams.
The Institute for Justice says that means hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in irrelevant training. It has scheduled a news conference Tuesday.
Last year, the nonprofit won a Texas Supreme Court ruling against a similar law.
In 2010, Louisiana reduced florists’ licensing requirements after a challenge by the same group.
A 2015 Obama administration white paper says state licensing laws nationwide are inconsistent and often out of sync with needed skills.