Three California cosmetologists are under investigation by the state’s Board of Cosmetologists after a state law banning discrimination in the profession made them ineligible for licensure.
The board on Tuesday approved an application from three California cosmologists for licensures to work in California as cosmetrists.
They must complete a 30-day application process before they can begin work.
They will not be able to work as cosmological technicians.
The California Board of State Cosmetologist licenses are needed to work at the state capitol.
The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to deny the applications on Wednesday.
The Board of Governors voted 7-1 to approve them.
The three cosmologist applicants, who are both in their early 20s, have filed an emergency appeal with the state Board of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
They argue the state law is not in violation of their rights as a cosmetologist.
The cosmology roll ban, passed in November, prohibits any person, regardless of their sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or gender expression, from practicing cosmetistry in the state.
The law also prohibits discrimination in any way.