Yes, it is supposedly mandated for sanitation reasons, but it is a silly law at best.
Originally Posted by BladeRunner001
They took a blade that is easily cleaned (a straight), and instead traded it for a device that is filled with hard to reach, nooks, and crannies. While the blade itself might be changed with every customer, the blade holder is free to continually build to an increasing level of ickiness.
The law came about in the 1970's. It was a kneejerk reaction to the AIDS epidemic.
Funny thing, is they would have been much more effective in just mandating that the straight be dipped in Barbercide after every usage.
Barbercide kills nearly everything!!
~~JOHN~~*Founding member of ALPHA Team*