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Should NYC Hairdressers Be Required To Take A Domestic Violence Sensitivity Class?

Barbershop and hair and nail salon workers in New York City would be required to take a class to identify signs of domestic violence?a black eye, a bruise, a patch of missing hair?under legislation co-sponsored by Bronx Councilman Rafael Salamanca, Jr. The Councilman based his draft bill on similar guidelines established last year in Chicago, and says he's inspired by the close relationships that already exist between clients and their hairdressers, nail technicians and barbers along Southern Boulevard in Longwood and Third Avenue in the South Bronx.
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