I just had the weirdest thought go through my head that inspired me to do some research. I cut my own hair. You're required to have a license to cut hair. So, can I get busted by the law for cutting my hair without a license. I looked it up and this is what I found.

I don't blame you for laughing at me, but in my defense I'm not the only one who has asked this question. There's a complete web page on Yahoo Answers asking the question...Is it illegal to cut my own hair without a license to cut hair? The people answering the question on Yahoo said "no" and the short answer is they're correct.

I decided to look at the actual Wyoming Board of Cosmetology website for a more authoritative answer. Their mission statement explains why I probably won't be given an actual license anytime soon.

To ensure the public health, welfare, and safety through education and enforcement of the cosmetology laws and rules by regulation of salons, schools, and individuals who practice cosmetology.

The funny thing about the Wyoming statutes regulating being a hair stylist is that a bunch of regulations have been repealed. I really want to know what used to be illegal for hair cutting in Wyoming.

Here's the legal wording of what makes you a "cosmetologist" in Wyoming:

Practice of cosmetology means any single practice or service or a combination of practices or services performed for others for the improvement and beautification of the hair, skin and nails of the human body for cosmetic purposes;

Feel free to make your own joke about how I'm not a cosmetologist because I'm not making myself beautiful. I know I would. But, the reason why I won't get busted by the law is I'm not cutting someone else's hair and getting paid for it.

So, next time you see me with a new haircut, there's no need to yell "citizen's arrest!" because I'm legally cutting my own hair.

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