Has this outdated yet, well-known law actually been a myth this whole time?

We've all heard of the Michigan state law that basically prohibits a woman from getting a haircut without her husband's permission, right?  LindzStylz Salon reached out to us about this strange law this week,

So I have a hair client whose husband is kind of a stinker and there is a law in Battle Creek Michigan still that a woman can not cut her hair without her husband's permission.  I Googled it to make sure it is still here. They actually made me a sign for my salon that says that in pink.

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According to Michigan Houses Online the law is worded in a way that says a woman cannot cut her own hair,

A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.

TV 6 in Michigan's Upper Penninsula looked into this law back in 2016.  They spoke to both law enforcement agencies and attorneys only to find that if a law like that does exist, it would be unenforceable.

This strange, outdated and sexist haircut law isn't Battle Creek specific.  It is known to be a Michigan state law.  But here's the thing, it does not exist.  There does not appear to be a law in any one of the United States that says women cannot get a haircut without the permission of their husbands.

Photo by Adam Winger on Unsplash
Photo by Adam Winger on Unsplash


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