In some kind of weird loophole, it wasn't illegal to skip out on the bill at your barbershop, salon, or hair cuttery. The old law never really addressed the small loophole, but lawmakers in Albany have finally come to their senses.

It was a misdemeanor to leave a restaurant and not pay a bill, but now barber shops, salons, and beauty shops will follow suit. The old law limited hair cuttery owners on what they could do when a customer refused to pay. They could try small claims court or simply accept the loss.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill, approved last year, into law yesterday.

No word on if Cuomo thinks people are leaving New York State because of the haircut climate.

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