Salon owners in Maryland are asking the state legislature to allow them to continue using their traditional beauty products after Trump’s executive order banning the use of cosmetics and nail varnishes.
The state Department of Agriculture on Thursday said the state would continue to allow cosmetic and nail care products made by companies such as Marc Jacobs, MAC Cosmetics and Sally Beauty to continue to be sold.
Maryland lawmakers have repeatedly asked for the makeup industry to comply with the ban and lawmakers said they were still waiting on a response from the Trump administration.
Marylanders have long had a long history of using makeup, with products like MAC’s “Famous for a Better Life” and Sally’s “Sally Hansen” being the mainstay of the beauty industry.
The Maryland state law would allow salon owners to continue selling products made with these brands.
The beauty industry is concerned about the ban, which is scheduled to go into effect Friday.
The state has already seen an estimated $300,000 drop in sales for the cosmetics industry since the ban was signed, according to the Maryland Retailers Association.
Marylands Attorney General Brian Frosh said the business community is concerned with the effect on its employees.
Frosh said he expects that to be the case.
“We will see some changes to the law, but we are hopeful that it will allow these businesses to continue operating,” Frosh told the Baltimore Sun.
“It is our hope that the state will continue to support these businesses, and if the state can’t, we’ll do what we can to help,” he said.
“There’s a lot of work to do to get this thing over the finish line,” he added.
The ban has faced a storm of criticism.
A coalition of businesses and advocacy groups including the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union have said the ban is discriminatory.
MaryLAND LAWMAKERS WARNED ABOUT TRUMP’S POLICY ON MAC AND SALON MIXERS article Salon owner Ana Goyda said the backlash to Trump’s order is a major setback for her business.
The Trump administration issued an executive order on Wednesday ordering a ban on the use and sale of cosmetics by state agencies.
The order has been blocked by a federal judge in Washington.
Trump’s order also bans the use, sale and transportation of cosmetic products by the federal government.
The executive order was issued by the U.S. Labor Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U; Department of Transportation and the Department of the Interior.
Trump has previously cited his business interests to argue that he would not enforce the ban.
But the president’s executive orders on immigration and border security are the subject of lawsuits from the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs say they will challenge the president over his executive orders and have said they have received threats of legal action.
Marylou Anne Patterson, executive director of the nonprofit Maryland Coalition Against the Ban, said her group was pleased to hear that Trump has decided to lift the ban but it is not clear that the law is being enforced.
Patterson said the beauty and nail salons are one of the few jobs that have been left open for businesses that are dependent on government.
Paterson said the group plans to file a lawsuit against the state.
“They are a small part of the economy and that’s why they are vulnerable to these kinds of attacks,” Patterson said.