Like most men, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan probably has never experienced the follicle-smoothing magic of a salon blowout — hence the slightly bewildered look on his face Tuesday as he signed into law a bill aimed at boosting the state’s blow-dry business.
Known around the statehouse as the “License to Blow” bill, the measure creating a cosmetology license for those offering the service was pushed by Drybar, the national chain specializing in them. Founder Alli Webb joined the governor at the signing ceremony.
It’s Drybar’s second local legislative victory: Last year, it won approval to serve champagne at its locations in the Old Line State, where liquor laws had prevented the outlet from serving bubbly.