Will threading get regulated in California?

Trendy hair removal process faces snag
By Edwin Garcia
MediaNews Sacramento Bureau

Threading also has spun California regulators and lawmakers into a cultural quandary. They’re tasked this year with deciding whether practitioners of the cherished tradition - a more comfortable alternative to waxing that is becoming increasingly popular across racial and ethnic lines - should permanently be exempt from state cosmetology regulations that protect consumers.

The measure comes as threading shops have proliferated in Silicon Valley, and after a Los Angeles area salon was cited by regulators for providing the popular service. The practice is so new here that the state doesn’t even offer licenses for threaders to ply their trade.