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.

COVID-19 Salon/ Shop/ Suite Mobile Response

COVID-19 Salon/ Shop/ Suite 
 Mobile Response

Hey, I’m Denise I’m looking for a hairstylist who has experience in waves, weaves, and wigs.

Salon Owners, Barbershops, Hair Artist, Blow Dryer Bars, Massage Therapist, and Hair Braiders.

Timeline:

Throughout the next 3 days (3:30 pm CST), I’m going to be working with a handful of clients that are looking to create or update the copy on their website.

April 4, 2020

April 5, 2020

April 6, 2020

Interested

If you meet the following requirements please comment (including a website or Facebook Business Page)

Your Neo-Essential Business is one of the following:

  • Independent Contractor
  • Booth Renter 
  • Salon Owner
  • Hair braider as a Gig Worker wanting to increase your income by expanding your services. 

To complete some of these projects you MUST be:

  •  Dependable
  • -On-time with deadlines

In response to COVID-19, we will be discussing

  1. The CARE Act and what it means to the Beauty Industry
  • Who qualifies 
  • What are your options
  1. Accept clients on an appointment basis only!
  • Spacing your appointments out to reduce the number of people within the shop at a time. If you have more than one person in the shop then make sure there is good space between stations and that everyone working in the shop or space is following the same protocols. 
  • It’s IMPORTANT for you to implement a culture of safety in your business and for your brand. 
  • Learn how to use your phone calendar or a hand calendar to write appointments down 
  • Try a gig worker style of business for your premium customers where you travel to their home to do styles and cuts.
  1. BE SAFE with this and take all necessary precautions.  
  • Use NEW comfortable PPE’s when styling hair 
  • WASHING your Hands not just SHAMPOOING!
  •  Disinfect and power clean your shop
  • You and your clients should wear masks
  • Keep hand sanitizer or some cleanser around at all times when servicing your client
  • Communicate your new safety plans to your customers to help them feel safe and to keep them as customers.

Thank you!

Denise@BraidersCourse.com

Contact us for more information.

COVID-19 Salon/ Shop/ Suite Mobile Response

COVID-19 Salon/ Shop/ Suite 
 Mobile Response

Hey, I’m Denise I’m looking for a hairstylist who has experience in waves, weaves, and wigs.

Salon Owners, Barbershops, Hair Artist, Blow Dryer Bars, Massage Therapist, and Hair Braiders.

Timeline:

Throughout the next 3 days (3:30 pm CST), I’m going to be working with a handful of clients that are looking to create or update the copy on their website.

April 4, 2020

April 5, 2020

April 6, 2020

Interested

If you meet the following requirements please comment (including a website or Facebook Business Page)

Your Neo-Essential Business is one of the following:

  • Independent Contractor
  • Booth Renter 
  • Salon Owner
  • Hair braider as a Gig Worker wanting to increase your income by expanding your services. 

To complete some of these projects you MUST be:

  •  Dependable
  • -On-time with deadlines

In response to COVID-19, we will be discussing

  1. The CARE Act and what it means to the Beauty Industry
  • Who qualifies 
  • What are your options
  1. Accept clients on an appointment basis only!
  • Spacing your appointments out to reduce the number of people within the shop at a time. If you have more than one person in the shop then make sure there is good space between stations and that everyone working in the shop or space is following the same protocols. 
  • It’s IMPORTANT for you to implement a culture of safety in your business and for your brand. 
  • Learn how to use your phone calendar or a hand calendar to write appointments down 
  • Try a gig worker style of business for your premium customers where you travel to their home to do styles and cuts.
  1. BE SAFE with this and take all necessary precautions.  
  • Use NEW comfortable PPE’s when styling hair 
  • WASHING your Hands not just SHAMPOOING!
  •  Disinfect and power clean your shop
  • You and your clients should wear masks
  • Keep hand sanitizer or some cleanser around at all times when servicing your client
  • Communicate your new safety plans to your customers to help them feel safe and to keep them as customers.

Thank you!

Denise@BraidersCourse.com

Contact us for more information.

🤔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.

World Has Known Boosie #BadAss For His Natural Hair Fade and Now For This😂😂😂😂

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As a loud talking man in this time of #MenToo 👀this is the BEST BOLD statement of natural hair care from men as hair braiding as barbers claiming their intellectual property I have seen in my life time.

Boosie Badazz is so serious about having his signature “Boosie Fade”™️ black men’s natural haircut trademarked.

He warns that if anyone in Hollywood is looking to use his signature black mens fade natural hair cut to make a bag💰💰 off the signature fade natural hair style, they better be prepared to🤑🤑 cough up a pretty penny.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Boosie Fade, the haircut involves the side of the scalp being shaven clean, but leaving a moderate length on top.


The style has certainly stirred up conversations as many fans and YouTubers across social media have posted Boosie Fade tutorials, and is also popular in barbershops across the country.

Boosie Badazz Wants to Trademark His “Boosie Fade” Haircut click here for the full article.

🧐SO #SUPERNATURAL COMMENT WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS?

Oh, These promoters better stop playing with people’s 💰💰💰money😂😂😂😂😂😂💩!!

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