And they say people will talk to their hairdressers about anything.
Actually, the California Department of Health Services is counting on it.
The department's Office of AIDS is recruiting salon owners to distribute information about AIDS prevention and to encourage clients to get HIV testing and counseling.
To participate in the Beauty Salon Outreach Program, call Debra Wilson at Polaris Research and Development, (800) 494-6045. Participants will receive free kits and information.
The state's HIV / AIDS hotline, in English, Spanish and Tagalog, is (800) 367-AIDS.