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.

#2020 is here! Are you a Weaveologist or Cosmetologist doing sew-in weaves?

Are you a Cosmetologist or Weaveologist?

Weaveologist install front lace weaves, frontals and sew- ins on customers as a professional hair artist.

“Hair braiding” as defined includes more than just cornrows — it also includes “locking, sewing, twisting, weaving, or wrapping” hair and extensions by hand and by only using simple braiding devices.

Those “simple hair devices” include needles under Minnesota Statute 116.76.

These needles are used for installing “scalp hair prostheses” as defined in Minnesota Statutes 62A.28, commonly known as “customized wigs” as included in the Hair Braiding definition, as well as for sew-in weaves.

This is scary as most Black women in braiding salons re-use weaving needles and do not use safety equipment in hair braiding salons and we are the highest rate of HIV, HCV, and HPV contacting in Minnesota.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 385,000 sharps-related injuries occur annually among health care workers in hospitals.

While there is no data for exposure to injuries by the Board of Cosmetology or the MN Health Department, the CDC reports that such simple device injuries pose a 24 percent increased risk with suture needles.

As a licensed cosmetologist and hair braider course provider, I helped form the EcoHair Braiders Association, LLC in 2014 along with five hair braider course providers to provide an online learning natural hair course and learning experience for hair braiders.

Currently, there are 350 registered hair braiders 156 active, 17-course providers, 2 charter schools and four community colleges offering the hair braiding services and curriculum, “Natural Hair Braiding Safety for the Public and Practitioner.”

As hair braiders, individuals and entities, we authorized, reviewed, and approved the adoption of the rules by the Board of Cosmetology into Chapter 154 and 155A and are now asking Minnesota’s legislators to amend HF 140 to include informative safety oversight research and analysis that will create uniformity and allow reciprocation between 24 other states that currently regulate hair braiding and fiscal note for appropriations.

We also request the creation of a Needle-Stick Committee to help reduce exposure to bloodborne pathogens by establishing preventive rules for the safety of the citizens of the state.

We do not want the current hair braiding law repealed, we just want it transferred to another chapter in the Minnesota Statutes to address infection control. In addition to needles, “hair braiders” use glue, cigarette lighters and boiling hot water which could also create health risks. 

We recommend this infection control training be regulated and include three parts: bloodborne pathogen compliance via OSHA and its Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000; first-aid training from Red Cross; and personal protective equipment training from the Department of Labor and industry to include the use of thimbles and containers. This training could be completed in as few as three hours, but needs to happen annually.

We understand Moran’s desire to remove cumbersome requirements as it relates to the economy, but ultimately see it posing a greater risk for the health of Black women which is our greatest form of wealth.

Denise Jarrett a licensed cosmetologist, manager, instructor, school manager, hair braider course providers, and expert witness.

Be a Barrier Breaker in Braiding At GodSpeed

I’m asking God to use the power of scripture to change my life and actions to 🧘🏾‍♂️ meditation.

I was raised with barrier blockers to meditating 🧱 and chanting.

Let me explain. It was challenging attending Aveda Spa Program because of meditation 🧘‍♀️ was a mandatory exercise EVERYDAY!

If you know me NOTHING is mandatory and my Grandma 👵🏾 said so!

No this was barrier blocker because I depended solely on what my Grandma and Great Grandma 👵🏾 said out of the Bible.

So as an adult 🧑🏾 this meditation crap 💩 keeps showing up everywhere I go.

Then God touch me and said “you run 🏃🏾‍♀️ to Google search bar for everything else 🏃 run to the Bible search bar!

So I used my Bible App to find a meditation 🧘🏾‍♂️ scripture this would prove Grandma 👵🏾 right!

But low and behold I found the perfect 👌🏾 scripture to meditate on and here it is.

Psalms 104:34

My meditation 🧘🏾‍♂️ of HIM shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord!

Now ain’t that the bomb 💣 .com!

I found the perfect scripture and now I have the ability to use my 💥 power, favor and talents to help me break barriers or if you know me “Find Loopholes”.

Book 📖 a call with Denise here.

#NextLevel always leveling up never stopping.

Becoming SuperNatural in Hair Care

Self-Regulating

As a Natural Hair Braider, Beautician or Barber 💈 knowing that chemical hair bleaching agents should not be applied to growing human hair is a 🧠 No Brainer.

Today we have a political issue ⚠️ that’s a plus for you and me on our tribes, progressive natural hair care journey.

Salon infection control is a must in the natural hair care 🏭 industry.

While wrapping human 💇‍♀️🏽hair and using a moisturizer to prevent breakage.

We should be dedicated to a daily natural hair moisturizing 📅 routine in love 💕 and with care.

Worst 💉 ‘Vampire facial’: 2 infected with #HIV after New Mexico spa injections

This is the absolute worst thing that could happen in the beauty 💅 industry 🏭 during deregulation.

Why because we know proper infection control is not being addressed in the current curriculum, and it’s ONLY protection for the public required.

The same person 👤 infections these two people 👭 and they know because if the same strand of HIV 🧬 I telling y’all..#WrapItUp hair stylist when Sew-inFection Control Aids.

“Additional laboratory testing on specimens from the two clients indicates recent infection with the same HIV virus – increasing the likelihood that the two HIV infections may have resulted from a procedure at the VIP spa,” state health officials said in a statement.

Worst 💉 ‘Vampire facial’: 2 infected with HIV after New Mexico spa injections

California #NaturalHair Law is full of CRAP💩

This law ignores religion for #Rastafarians. It’s discrimination and DISRESPECT all at the same time.


Until the own up to what was done to Dred Scott (the reason for #FREEDOM).
These laws will just be a wolf 🐺 in sheep 🐑 clothing and NOTHING will change for Us.
This bill was Natural #HairBraiding to be 👀 looked at as professional that’s it we want #RELIGIOUS freedoms to!?….

How Does Hair Braiding Sew-In Weaving Needles 💉 Contribute to Hepatitis C raising rates in #BlackWomen?

A hepatitis C infection can lead to severe liver damage, so it’s essential to know all of the ways it can be transmitted. 

It can be tricky: More than 40 percent of people with hepatitis C cannot identify the source of infection.

Here all the ways hepatitis C can be transmitted in the hair braiding deregulation that increases hair stylist and your risk.

Blood transmission

The most common way to contract hepatitis C is through exposure to blood that contains the hepatitis C virus (HCV). 

This might happen if you:

💉 IF YOU use a sew-in needle that someone with hepatitis C has already used.

💉 If YOU are stuck by a needle that has come into contact with blood that contains HCV.

💉 IF YOU share eyebrow razors that may have touched blood that contains HCV

https://www.healthline.com/health/hepatitis-c/transmission

👀Should regulations and the NEED for infection control training be in the National Hair Braiding Act?

To ignore the fact that hair braiding exempts state regulations, but what 😦 about the federal government regulations?

The Centers for Disease Control 🤒 has a workbook that I have used to design, assess and evaluate the salon culture.

🕵🏼‍♀️My findings are the need for training programs for comprehensive infectious diseases blood borne pathogens 🦠 exposure.

👩🏾‍⚖️ The injury’s reduction strategies should 📉address this significant health care educational awareness needed in the Natural Hair Braiding Act, Cosmetology and Barbering Laws.

Why not a new agency for certification because of the cosmetology and health boards are state-funded and failing.

Why not privatization of natural hair?

Like the food industry, 🏭 it was Herman Cain responsible for that.

Podcast 📻 Listen 👂 Here: https://anchor.fm/007BlondeD/episodes/Should-hair-braiding-be-licensed-to-sew-in-weaves-e4houe

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https://www.newsy.com/stories/has-black-hair-braiding-licensing-gone-too-far/