You know how every politician promises to cut unnecessary regulations to make things simpler and cheaper? Well, here’s a story of a politician who wants to do the opposite. According to the New York Post (not my newspaper of choice), there is a campaign on to require that the people who wash hair in salons get certification at an onerous cost.
Our own Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner is a co-sponsor of the bill that would institute this regulation . The bill is being promoted by the salon trainer industry which would greatly benefit from those who wash hair having to attend their schools to get certification.
Todd Garafano served as president of the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Board (rebranded as Discover Saratoga) before becoming the executive director of the Salon & Spa Professionals of NYS, a nonprofit representing cosmetology schools that would benefit from this new law. Garafano’s wife, Hollene, previously served as a director of the organization.
Significantly, Todd Garafano’s son, Chris Garafano, is Assemblywoman Woerner’s legislative director.