Eyebrow threading to remove facial hair, a practice which has ancient roots in Eastern countries such as India and Iran, is gaining popularity around the country.
And threaders can now operate freely in the state without a cosmetology license after an October court settlement determined that the Arizona Board of Cosmetology would no longer regulate the trade.
The consent judgment resulted from a lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court by five threaders, including Gutierrez.
The threaders argued that the Board of Cosmetology was merely trying to help more traditional hair removal outfits remove a source of low-cost competition. The threaders were represented by the IJ, who do great work for economic liberty