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State Revokes Vacaville Barber’s License After He Broke Health Orders in Protest

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A local barber at the center of a high-profile fight over COVID-19 restrictions has just had his license suspended by the state — and says he would take the same stand all over again.

Juan Desmarais, owner of Primo’s Barbershop in Vacaville, said the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology sent him a letter saying that both his barber and establishment licenses have been permanently revoked, effective March 25.

The state says the move comes after he repeatedly defied a public health order in the spring by staying open when his shop should have been shut down. NBC Bay Area spoke with him several times as his fight unfolded.

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