Joba Niang

Joba Niang, originally from Senegal, emigrated from France in 1998 to pursue the American dream. Growing up she had learned to braid hair for family and friends. Upon arriving in St. Louis, Joba realized she could use her braiding skills to help support her growing family. For over a decade, Joba has successfully operated her own business providing critical financial stability for her family.

  • June 17, 2014    |   Economic Liberty

    Missouri Hair Braiding

    Untangling Entrepreneurs from Missouri’s Cosmetology Laws

    If you want to braid hair for a living in Missouri, you must spend thousands of dollars on at least 1,500 hours of cosmetology training that teaches you nothing about African-style hair braiding.

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