It’s Currently Illegal for Your Barber or Beautician to Make a House Call

RALEIGH – Do you need a haircut? Maybe a facial? Oh, but all the salons and spas have been forced closed by the government in response to the feared effects of the Wuhan Coronavirus. No, matter, you can just ask your hair stylist to come by the house for a trim, right? Wrong; this is ILLEGAL under the current executive orders.

Seriously. A barber could lose his license, and you could get charged with a Class 2 Misdemeanor if you ask Sally come to give you highlights at your house.

From WRAL:

“[…] Since all salons and spas have closed, officials say some providers have been offering or getting requests to make house calls. Lynda Elliott, Executive Director with the N.C. Cosmetic Arts Board, said, since people working in the industry are hands on with the client, there’s no way to keep six feet apart.

Providers who make house calls are at risk of losing their license and being charged with a Class II misdemeanor.

“What happens if you are the person that ends up spreading COVID-19 and individuals die because you weren’t adhering to that social distancing? I think people are not understanding what could happen or the severity of it,” Elliott said. […]”

First of all, vocational certification boards are great ways to create confidence-inspiring marks of quality for many industry’s, but why in the world does an individual have to get permission, a license, from the State in order to cut hair? We digress….

Secondly, the ‘what if’ logic used to justify the myriad shutdowns and authoritarian restrictions on our interactions is dangerous in the sense that it can be used for nearly anything. ‘What if you have the flu, and you spread it to unhealthy people that die?’ could just as easily be used to mandate another two weeks of social distancing.

Statewide stay-at-home orders went into effect Monday afternoon, and will remain in place for weeks, until the governor feels comfortable lifting them. To our north, Virginia Governor Ralph ‘Blackface’ Northam issued a stat-at-home order effective immediately and lasting until June 10.

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