Restrictions on Hairbraiding


Restrictions on Hairbraiding?

Necessary or Not???

Utah State Rep. Holly Richardson, R -Pleasant Grove, authored a bill that will legalize natural hair braiding without a state-issued cosmetology license. The bill was introduced in the Utah legislature. Read more here.  With some of the horror stories of hairbraiding such as permanent hair loss and scalp infections.

Do you think it should be legal to professionally braid hair without a cosmetology certification or license?

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  1. Over the top. We braid hair. The person receiving the service needs to also make it clear what is and what is not acceptable for stylists to do to their hair.
    NOOOOO you don’t need to have a license for someone to teach you what you already know. If you want to learn, learn. If you are good at it. do it. What the heck. I have been braiding hair for money, an for fun since i was ten years old. I’m 43. Front steps, kitchens, porch, bedrooms…braiding everywhere. It’s how I got through college without me having to get a job.
    No license. Common sense for the person getting their hair done, and diligence and professionalism for the braider.

  2. i been braiding hair since i was 11 and do a great job w/o a license. i feel there is no need to be trained in something most black women been doing all their life. now we all know which group of stylist braid hair with a result of balding edges. but maybe that’s due to their culture.

  3. I been doing hair since I was 12 and never damage anyone hair. It come natural to me and I think people should be allow to do hair without Cusmotic license.

  4. To be correct, as a hair braiding certification provider for the state of Florida, unlicensed braiders can take a 2 day or online course to get certified through the state to braid the natural hair. To add the micro hair, kanekaleon hair, etc, they will also need a hair wrapping license (6) hours of additional training. It only teaches sanitation but I do offer the students hands on training as a added value. The reason Florida law is different is because we have Disney world and there are few businesses that offer braid services at the premises or resorts and it protects Disney from a law suit.

  5. Do any one know about braiding rules in the state of of ky.If yes i will like to know for i am intrested in having a braiding license my self for that is what i love doing.

  6. I have a braiding license I feel if you’e going to do anything professionally you should have a license or certification. But here’s what I’ve experienced in braiding “school” The program isn’t indepth enough. It does give you the basics techniques and you get to practice. But tension and a lot of other things aren’t really taught. I feel their should be a license program for natural hair care and braiding, of the same caliber as cosmotology school. We are only required to have 35 hrs in the state of texas. You can’t teach a well rounded program in only 3 days.(and cosmo school is not the route to go for a natural hair care profession) Most of this, we learn on our own. I have to use common sense when it comes to healthy braiding, and proper technique..


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