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Results For: braiding

  • December 1, 2005    |   Economic Liberty

    A Dream Deferred

    Legal Barriers to African Hairbraiding Nationwide

    …irrelevant training to get into business. But now hairbraiders are braiding, customers are satisfied and the D.C. city government collects taxes from businesses that would otherwise have been forced into…

  • June 20, 2019    |   Economic Liberty

    Louisiana Hair Braiding

    Louisiana Hair Braiders Fight For Right To Earn An Honest Living

    …braiders have put before a court in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where the State Board of Cosmetology has grossly overstepped the constitutional line by attempting to license natural hair braiding. Getting…

  • June 17, 2014    |   Economic Liberty

    Arkansas Hair Braiding

    Untangling Entrepreneurs from Arkansas' African Braiding Laws

    …Nivea Earl and Christine McLean had both been braiding hair for most of their lives. Both had turned their passion for natural hair care into entrepreneurial success by starting…

  • April 26, 2011    |   Economic Liberty

    Utah Hair Braiding

    Brushing Out Utah’s African Hair Braiding Laws

    …Jestina Clayton began braiding hair during her childhood in Sierra Leone, where braiding is a part of the cultural heritage, and has been braiding hair for most of her…

  • October 1, 2013    |   Economic Liberty

    Texas Hair Braiding Instruction

    Should African hair braiders have to build an entire barber college and become barbering instructors just to teach hair braiding? Texas officials think so.

    …Isis Brantley is a widely recognized expert on African hair braiding who wants to teach people to braid hair for a living in Dallas. But even with her decades…

  • November 19, 2019    |   Economic Liberty

    Barriers to Braiding

    Illinois Analysis

    …This report supplements our 2016 study Barriers to Braiding: How Job-Killing Licensing Laws Tangle Natural Hair Care in Needless Red Tape. That study investigated whether (1) braiding licenses keep…

  • June 17, 2014    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington Hair Braiding 2

    Untangling Entrepreneurs from Washington’s Illogical Restrictions on African Hair Braiding

    …In response, the Department announced that braiding did not—and would not—require a cosmetology license. Fast forward nine years and the very same Department was still playing games with braiders’ livelihoods….

  • June 17, 2014    |   Economic Liberty

    Missouri Hair Braiding

    Untangling Entrepreneurs from Missouri’s Cosmetology Laws

    …about African-style hair braiding. That’s far more time and money than it takes to become a licensed EMT in the state. Joba Niang and Tameka Stigers have been braiding hair…

  • July 19, 2016    |   Economic Liberty

    Barriers to Braiding

    How Job-Killing Licensing Laws Tangle Natural Hair Care in Needless Red Tape

    …African-style hair braiding is a time-tested and natural craft. Yet most states force braiders to get a government license and take hundreds or even thousands of hours of classes…

  • April 20, 2005    |   Economic Liberty

    Minnesota Hair Braiding

    Challenging Barriers To Economic Opportunity: Untangling African Hair Braiders from Minnesota's Cosmetology Regime

    …To practice their craft, African hair braiders in Minnesota must enroll in 1,550 hours of government-mandated “training” that does not include even one hour of instruction in braiding. They…

  • August 5, 2004    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington Hair Braiding

    Challenging Barriers To Economic Opportunity: Untangling African Hair Braiders from Washington's Cosmetology Regime

    …one single hour teaching the type of services Benta actually provides—hair braiding. This makes as much sense as requiring a construction worker to become a licensed tap dancer in order…

  • December 8, 2003    |   Economic Liberty

    Arizona Hair Braiding

    Challenging Barriers To Economic Opportunity

    …in April 2004 a law exempting braiders from the State’s cosmetology licensing scheme. Arizona’s Board of Cosmetology had required individuals who practice natural hair braiding, but no other activity considered…

  • April 24, 2017    |   Economic Liberty

    …hair braiding is believed to be more than 5,000 years old, and it has a long history throughout the United States. Its primary practitioners today are African immigrants and native…

  • October 28, 2015    |   Economic Liberty

    Iowa Hair Braiding

    Breaking Down Government Barriers to African-Style Hair Braiding in Iowa

    …African-style hair braiding is a common and safe practice that has been around for ages. It also offers exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs in African-American and African immigrant communities. Yet…

  • January 1, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    …have, however, determined to make it as difficult as possible to pursue these professions. Extraordinary education requirements for hairbraider licensing, as well as a prohibition on home businesses like braiding,…

  • October 1, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    Ohio Hair Braiding

    Challenging Barriers To Economic Opportunity: Hosey v. Ohio State Board of Cosmetology

    …a police officer.) Braiding is a skill usually passed down from generation to generation of African-American women. It is neither taught nor tested in state-approved cosmetology school. For hair braiders…

  • November 1, 1991    |   Economic Liberty

    Washington DC Hair Braiding

    Challenging Barriers To Economic Opportunity: Uqdah v. Board of Cosmetology

    …than a decade, Uqdah, the owner of a successful African hair-braiding salon, Cornrows & Co., was harassed by the unelected Board of Cosmetology of the District of Columbia, which wanted…

  • August 5, 2004    |   Economic Liberty

    Mississippi Hair Braiding

    Challenging Barriers To Economic Opportunity: Untangling African Hair Braiders from Mississippi's Cosmetology Regime

    …completed up to several thousand hours of cosmetology training that generally do not include the art of African hair braiding. In April 2004, the Institute for Justice filed a civil…

  • June 5, 2015

    …Natural hair braiders in Arkansas and Washington are free to earn an honest living thanks to IJ’s ongoing national braiding initiative. Now, 12 states do not require natural hair…

  • March 25, 2015

    Braiding

    IJ Untangles Regulations for Natural Hair Braiders

    …Natural hair braiding is a beauty practice popular among many African, African-American and immigrant communities in the United States. Braiding is a very safe practice as braiders do not…

  • January 28, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    California Hair Braiding

    Challenging Barriers to Economic Opportunity

    …form: African hairbraiding. California had required that African hairstylists spend nine months (1,600 hours) and at least $5,000 at a government-approved cosmetology school before sitting for the state licensing examination,…

  • April 19, 2016    |   Economic Liberty

    …penalties for braiding hair without a license were up to $500 in fines and up to six months in jail. Natural hair braider Kine Gueye told WDRB, “I am free…

  • July 25, 2014

    …By Paul Avelar Natural, African-style hair braiding has been around for more than 5,000 years. It is a time-tested, safe practice that uses no dyes or chemicals and is…

  • October 31, 2017    |   Economic Liberty

    …providers out of the market.16 One example neatly illustrates licensing’s effects on jobs, entrepreneurial activity and the availability of services: African-style hair braiding in Louisiana and Mississippi. With a substantially…

  • July 1, 2014    |   Economic Liberty

    Untangling Regulations

    Natural Hair Braiders Fight Against Irrational Licensing

    …Natural hair braiding is a beauty practice popular among many African, African-American and immigrant communities in the United States. Braiding is a safe practice because braiders do not use…

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