This story of government stopping a cosmetology student from helping the homeless turned heads and broke hearts a few days ago. Thankfully, Republican Arizona Governor Doug Ducey stepped in to make things right.
Tucson News Now reported that Juan Carlos Montesdeoca was being investigated for giving free haircuts to the homeless without a license. Montesdeoca himself had been homeless in the past.
“Out of the kindness of my heart,” Montesdeoca said. “Out of the memory of my mom, because she lost her hair.”
Tucson News Now also reported that the executive director of the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology, the board investigating Montesdeoca, cited the state statute that says, “A person shall not perform or attempt to perform cosmetology without a license or practice in any place other than in a licensed salon.” She added that working outside a licensed salon and using an unlicensed person, is a “real risk.”
The report …