Rather than congratulate her for efforts the state of Arizona took the opportunity to bring the hammer down on this scofflaw.
Even though she neither practices cosmetology nor runs a cosmetology business, the board is compelling Lauren to obey a host of cosmetology regulations. Their edict: Open a physical salon even though Boice will never use it, or close her business for good.The Goldwater Institute has taken up Lauren's cause and they are suing the state to get the regulators off her back.
“Forcing Lauren to open a salon as a condition of doing business is as absurd as compelling Ticketmaster to open a concert hall or requiring Movietickets.com to open a theater,” said Christina Sandefur, an attorney with the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation.
This is example of how government is the enemy of innovation. While innovators think outside the box to conceive of new ideas, regulators try to stuff those ideas back into the box (because that's all they know) often mangling or destroying them in the process.