Happy Juneteenth Pennsylvania’s Hair Braiding License is Going to Court!

Okay, #SuperNaturals

Today’s more that Juneteenth to me most you you know my thoughts on Juneteenth and the ignorance of knowing we were free.

Well today I woke up to GREAT 💯 news. The Hair Braiders are going to court. But this time with an expert patent infringement attorney.

☝🏾I have attached his ( John Shaw of ShawKeller, LLP) press release to this post.

✔️Please read it, share it, and walk in your POWERS on Juneteenth ‼️

PHILADELPHIA—Pennsylvania’s mandatory license for hair braiding still stands even after a commonwealth government study found that the license blocks opportunities and is unnecessary to protecting the public. Gov. Tom Wolf admitted the state should eliminate the license because it blocks hardworking people from, “getting a good job, supporting their families and growing our economy.” Today, 2 years after the Governor’s comments, three Pennsylvania braiders launched a lawsuit to finally unravel the unnecessary and burdensome requirement.

New World Order

Astou Diop, Tanyita Henry and Awa Gaye are experienced in traditional African hair braiding, a natural technique involving no chemicals or heating implements. Each of them learned their skills at an early age, just as generations of women before them learned. Yet Pennsylvania requires 300 hours of unnecessary training and a computerized test before these women can braid for paying customers. John Shaw, of Shaw Keller LLP, filed the suit on behalf of the braiders at the Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg.

“Braiding is so safe that no natural hair braider in Pennsylvania has ever received a health or safety complaint,” said Shaw. “Yet braiders are still required to get hundreds of hours of training, much of it in subjects that have nothing to do with braiding. The Pennsylvania Constitution protects the braiders’ right to earn a living. Right now, they have to stop working to get completely unnecessary training.”

While Pennsylvania mandates 300 hours of training to acquire a license, no cosmetology school offers close to that number of hours of education in braiding. Additionally, Pennsylvania has only licensed two braiders to teach natural hair braiding, with one of these individuals living in New Jersey. This means that in order to comply with the law, natural braiders must take hours of instruction in cosmetology practices that they do not intend to offer.

“My shop is completely focused on natural hair braiding and I only employ natural braiders,” said Astou Diop, the owner and manager of a shop in Philadelphia. “Braiders can’t put their careers on hold to get training that doesn’t improve their skills and that isn’t needed to keep people safe.”

“This is an issue for communities across Pennsylvania including near State College,” said Tanyita Henry who lives in Bellefonte, 9 miles from Penn State’s campus. “There are too few resources for black students and residents outside of Philly. I want to open a salon to meet their hair needs.”

Currently 28 states allow braiders to practice without a license, and legislation to eliminate the braiding license is currently awaiting the Florida governor’s signature. Among them, three states bordering Pennsylvania do not license the practice: Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia. Even among the few states that require a license for braiders, Pennsylvania’s requirements stand out as exceptionally burdensome. Only Louisiana requires more training, 500 hours, and that state’s requirement is also being challenged in court.

Following a June 2018 study by the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs focused on identifying any overly broad or overly burdensome Pennsylvania occupational license, Governor Wolf called for the elimination of the braiding license. Pennsylvania’s Acting Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs and Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs also recommended repeal of the license and noted that no natural hair braider in Pennsylvania had ever received a customer-driven complaint relating to health or safety.

🤔Hairstyling vs Hair Braiding The REAL Jim Crow of Cosmetology

🤔Hairstyling vs Hair Braiding The REAL Jim Crow of Cosmetology 

I agree with 💯Magan Forbes with the deregulation of makeup only because of cosmetic care innovation into advanced skin procedures such as eyelash extensions, chemical peels, and botox injections💉💉 due to the adoption of the “simple hair devices’” allowing cosmetology the use of “needles.”

However, her inability to answer the question clearly to Representative Mason as to “the difference in 💆cosmetic care of the skin” and the personal application of makeup 💄as “professionalism?’

Hairstyling, on the other hand, has been deregulated as from Megan’s own testimony 💬informing but not answering the question. She began by “an example would be Hairbraiding carved out of Hairstyling” same thing as Makeup carved out of cosmetic care.”

I would beg to differ that Makeup would be carved out of 🚫esthetician ONLY!

⛑️Makeup that is FDA safe.

👩‍🎨Makeup airbrush machines compressors with maximum pressurization.

🦠Makeup 3-hour Infection Control annual certification.

Back to hair braiding vs hairstyling, as the Director of ecoHair Braiders Association, I am will to adopt the language of Hairstyling to assist and help ALL 👩‍🎨women and #MenToo👨‍🎨 to abolish the Structural Racism within the beauty industry of these newly formed professions as Hair Artist a more neutral term.

💇‍♀️ Why do I need a license to braid hair in Oklahoma?

💇‍♀️ Why do I need a license to braid hair in Oklahoma?

Happy New Year!!

Hi, I’m 007 Blon’De an expert on infection control in salons.

I’m going to share with you hair braiding states that are deregulated from cosmetology and barbering.

Let’s begin with your FREE coaching call at https://payhip.com/OO7BlonDeNaturalHairCare where you can purchase your state’s requirements in a perfect ebook designed just for your hair braiding business.

 These are my chosen states with cosmetology deregulation for hair braiding licensing as they are requiring special licensing for hair braiders.

For techniques as minor as cornrowing into patterns or extending with sew-in weaving for Hair Braiders and Natural Hairstylists are required to get an occupational license in hair braiding.

Hair braiders are not conditioning and manipulating the hair strands with chemical hair straightening agents as a cosmetologist does. 

Deregulation of state Cosmetology and Barber Boards makes entry barries for hair braiding creates more women entrepreneurs.

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Natural Hair Braiding License 💉Needle-Stick Act OSHA Rules🦠

💉💉Sharps Injury Log🦠

In addition to, the 1904 Recordkeeping Requirements, all percuta- neous injuries from contaminated sharps are also recorded in a Sharps Injury Log.

All incidences must include at least:
date of the injury, the type, and brand of the device involved (syringe, suture needle) department or work area where the incident occurred an explanation of how the incident occurred.

This log is reviewed as part of the annual program evaluation and maintained for at least five years following the end of the calendar year covered.

If a copy is requested by anyone, it must have any personal identifiers removed from the report.

As you can see, the OSHA Sharps Log does not as for the employees/independent contractors or clients name or information, so this is where the necessary modifications can be places.

Thanks for your attention.

Sharps Infection Control Booklet

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hjvid/90/890532 http://www.startribune.com/local/north/269311081.html

Click to access osha3186.pdf


Click to access 2105_Cosmetology_Rule_2013.pdf


http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/acne-vulgaris#
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/vhf/

Politics Beauty & Barber Industry Day 2019 in Tennessee

Why Are We In Tennessee?

Licensed Beauty and Barber ProfessionalsWE must organize and be strategic in order to help protect our clients and strengthen our professional license. There are blatant attacks to deregulate our industry, lower our standards and put our clients in harms way. This can’t happen. WE must organize and fight back.

Tamara Johnson-Shealey, Senior Advocate at Politics Beauty and Barbers

Solidarity is what we need, want and require to move this industry on the ‘Highway of Life’. Currently the ‘underground’ Natural Hair Care licensing has caused many legislative bills for deregulation of the cosmetology #occupationallicensing. The Institute for Justice submitted over 30 bills to Congress and Lee McGrath of Institute for Justice thinks specialty licensing of any kind “It creates barriers to entry and makes it harder for people to enter the field of their calling.”

A Republican-sponsored bill would have removed licensing requirements for natural-hair-care stylists such as braiders, in last years session. Politics Beauty and Barbers tracked, organized and advocated for this bill in Tennessee with natural hair care licensees to maintain their licensure and the benefits, confidence, and skills that come from education.

So, I’m asking you before you book your ticket PLEASE take the time to tweet, email or call @ (615) 741-4575  Rep. Antonio Parkinson and let him know that the Beauty and Barber Industry is in Solidarity with the Tennesee Cosmetology and Barber Boards for #occupationallicensing.

Tennessee is now the hot spot to see if natural hair care and here is why:

  1. The natural-hair-care licensing requirement was NEVER a part of the plan for “The Road to Freedom” 
  2. Without the 155A.28 Hair Braider Registration Statue that sets the groundwork for educational expansions and #RaceEquity in the Black community. For example, braiding includes #STEM learning skills, the science of ingredients in product development, technology of social media to bridge the digital divide, engineering of the parting, sectioning, and installation of hair and extensions, most of all the many math application, from economics, cultivation of natural ingredients, even down to the packages of hair extensions for weaves.
  3. MOST IMPORTANT, the war on #BlackWomen is clear in the legislative fight to abandon the Black community. Natural-Hair-Licensing holds the key to the Cosmetology industry now. The court order ruled that “Simple Hair Devices” become a regulated set of implements brought on by Judge Isabella Gomez in Minnesota. A “needle” is used frequently used in the natural hair salon and governed by the “Sharps” Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Blood-Borne Pathogens standards. The probability of “Needle-Stick” cross-picking from client to natural hair stylist and vice-versa is the main AWARENESS campaign for all members of Congress to know.

That’s why Politics Beauty and Barbers organization is CALLING for all Concerned Beauty and Barber Professional to JOIN us on Industry day at The Tennesee Capital on February 11, 2019, from 8am-5pm.

Derailed Legislation

Rep. Parkinson derailed hair-care legislation that would have changed the state’s laws dramatically for the industry.

A Republican-sponsored bill would have removed licensing requirements for natural-hair-care stylists such as braiders, and it would have combined barber and cosmetology licenses, creating what Parkinson called “adverse” business and public health conditions.

Numerous people in the hair-care industry visited the Cordell Hull Building during the session to lobby Parkinson and other state lawmakers on the legislation, which would have pulled everything in regard to natural hair from state law.

“The danger in that is that people will begin to surrender their licenses and instead of saying barber shop on the outside of their sign, it will say natural hair salon, which means the state has no purview in there anymore,” he said.

Opponents of the legislation also said combining barber and cosmetology licenses would hurt training schools and affect public safety because schools already licensed would be able to offer two different specialties without having the proper training. Here is the full article.

But before you book your ticket PLEASE take the time to tweet, email or call @ (615) 741-4575  Rep. Antonio Parkinson and let him know that the Beauty and Barber Industry is in Solidarity with the Tennesee Cosmetology and Barber Boards for #occupationallicensing. But before you book your ticket PLEASE take the time to tweet, email or call @ (615) 741-4575  Rep. Antonio Parkinson and let him know that the Beauty and Barber Industry is in Solidarity with the Tennesee Cosmetology and Barber Boards for #occupationallicensing.

Tennesee’s Infection Control Requirements

Natural Hair Stylist

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

Description

A person who uses techniques which result in tension on hair strands such as twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking or braiding of the hair by hand or mechanical appliances, which work does not include the application of dyes, reactive chemicals or other preparations to alter the color or straighten, curl or alter the structure of the hair. The techniques include providing or offering to the general public for compensation any of the following services solely for development or improvement of physical qualities of the natural hair structure: intertwining in a systematic motion to create patterns in a three-dimensional form; inversion or outversion flat against the scalp along the part of a straight or curved row; or extension with natural or synthetic fibers.

Licensing Requirements

Be at least sixteen years of age and satisfy education and examination requirements.

Education Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a course of instruction of not less than 300 hours in the practice and theory of natural hair styling at a school of cosmetology.

Examination Requirements

A written and practical examination is required.

Renewal Requirements

Renewal notices are mailed approximately one month prior to renewal date. Licensee required to submit renewal notice with required fee, if applicable, due by expiration date on license.

Application and Fees

For information on application, registration, examination or fees, contact our testing vender PSI online at:

https://candidate.psiexams.com/index.jsp

or by phone, 800-733-9267.

License renewals can be done here.

The Natural Hair Stylist renewal fee is $60.00, as set forth in Rule 0440-1-.13(3) of the Tennessee Rules of Cosmetology.

The renewal form and fee must be submitted to the board office prior to the expiration date listed on the license.  If the renewal is not processed prior, there is an additional late fee of $25.00 per license.  If the late fee is due, your license is not renewed.

Again, PLEASE join Politics Beauty and Barber on February 11, 2019, for Industry Day in Tennessee.

Tennessee Natural Hair Braiding

Derailed Legislation

Rep. Parkinson derailed hair-care legislation that would have changed the state’s laws dramatically for the industry.

A Republican-sponsored bill would have removed licensing requirements for natural-hair-care stylists such as braiders, and it would have combined barber and cosmetology licenses, creating what Parkinson called “adverse” business and public health conditions.

Numerous people in the hair-care industry visited the Cordell Hull Building during the session to lobby Parkinson and other state lawmakers on the legislation, which would have pulled everything in regard to natural hair from state law.

“The danger in that is that people will begin to surrender their licenses and instead of saying barber shop on the outside of their sign, it will say natural hair salon, which means the state has no purview in there anymore,” he said.

Opponents of the legislation also said combining barber and cosmetology licenses would hurt training schools and affect public safety because schools already licensed would be able to offer two different specialties without having the proper training. Here is the full article.

Infection Control

Natural Hair Stylist

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

Description

A person who uses techniques which result in tension on hair strands such as twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking or braiding of the hair by hand or mechanical appliances, which work does not include the application of dyes, reactive chemicals or other preparations to alter the color or straighten, curl or alter the structure of the hair. The techniques include providing or offering to the general public for compensation any of the following services solely for development or improvement of physical qualities of the natural hair structure: intertwining in a systematic motion to create patterns in a three-dimensional form; inversion or outversion flat against the scalp along the part of a straight or curved row; or extension with natural or synthetic fibers.

Licensing Requirements

Be at least sixteen years of age and satisfy education and examination requirements.

Education Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a course of instruction of not less than 300 hours in the practice and theory of natural hair styling at a school of cosmetology.

Examination Requirements

A written and practical examination is required.

Renewal Requirements

Renewal notices are mailed approximately one month prior to renewal date. Licensee required to submit renewal notice with required fee, if applicable, due by expiration date on license.

Application and Fees

For information on application, registration, examination or fees, contact our testing vender PSI online at:

https://candidate.psiexams.com/index.jsp

or by phone, 800-733-9267.

License renewals can be done here.

The Natural Hair Stylist renewal fee is $60.00, as set forth in Rule 0440-1-.13(3) of the Tennessee Rules of Cosmetology.

The renewal form and fee must be submitted to the board office prior to the expiration date listed on the license.  If the renewal is not processed prior, there is an additional late fee of $25.00 per license.  If the late fee is due, your license is not renewed.