Tedy is a self-taught braider and she has been braiding for about 15 years. She was born in Uganda, moved to Idaho when she was about 10 years old and has lived in Boise since then. She works part time as an insurance agent and part time as a braider to support her two young children. Together with Charlotte Amoussou, she runs an African style braiding business out of Charlotte’s home in Meridian, Idaho. If this lawsuit is successful, they want to open a salon together.
Three braiders in Idaho challenged state requirements to spend thousands of dollars and a year of their lives for an unnecessary license.