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.

💇‍♀️ 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!!

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

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 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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🎅🏽Hair Braiders serve Minnesota Board of Cosmetology Coal for Christmas

Dear Minnesota Board of Cosmetology and its successors,

Naughty Minnesota Board of Cosmetology

It has come to my attention that the Board of Cosmetology has made unauthorized enforcement work fines totaling $1900.00 imposed to eco Hair Braiders Association, LLC. natural hair braiding associates an action that violated a restraining agreed to order by construing Hair Braiding Services and Salons in the preparation of cosmetology licensed services and salons derived therefrom.

We have reserved all rights for Hair Braiders, Hair Braiding Services, and Salons which was first published on March 2013 in Minnesota Secretary of State register, and I have registered the transfer with the Board of Cosmetology in 2016.

The Board of Cosmetology has no authority, control or powers to issue SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND CEASE AND DESIST ORDER for T.Robinson # 171661 and V.Hines #191980 and all similarly situated individuals and business establishments, for conduct consisting of performing and/or furnishing “Hair Braiding” and Hair Braiding Services, as defined in the Agreed Order.

The Board neither asked for intervening action review nor received permission from the eco Hair Braider Association, LLC. to enforce, inspect, and fine thr hair braiders, as the basis for SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND CEASE AND DESIST ORDER nor to make a report or distribute copies of it on the state website portal.

Therefore, we believe the Board has willfully infringed Hair Braiders’ rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $150,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) therein.

We demand that you immediately cease the enforcement, extortion, harassment, and distribution of all infringing SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND CEASE AND DESIST ORDERS derived from the eco Hair Braiders Association, LLC. and it’s associates.

We demand all complaint copies, including electronic complaint copies, of same, that you deliver to hair braiders, if applicable, all unused, undistributed copies of same, or destroy such copies immediately and that you desist from this or any other infringement of our rights in the future.

Due to the circumstances listed above being realized, the Board agreed that the stay imposed by this order shall be lifted and those Hair Braiders similarly situated, shall be entitled to immediately proceed with litigation.

The Hair Braiders want to proceed with litigation pursuant of violation of the restraining order, and first request that the Court hold a conference with counsel and issue a scheduling order to govern the continuation of this matter.

If we have not received an affirmative response from the Board of Cosmetology by September 24, 2019, indicating that the Board of Cosmetology has fully complied with these requirements, we shall consider taking any and all legal remedies available to rectify this situation.
Hair Braiding Court Order
Sincerely,
Eco Hair Braider Association, LLC.
Denise Jarrett, Director (612)407-2824 http://www.BraidersCourse.com

Be A Barrier Breaker In Braiding At GodSpeed

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How-to Become a Natural Hair Stylist

Wondering where can I get a natural hair braid license?

Since the Bill that would eliminate the requirement for natural hair stylists to get license dies in Tennessee.

This natural hair certification online training offers the 30-hour hair braiding license online for Minnesota, Iowa, and pending other states. With this license, you can transfer your license using reciprocity.

Instead of the 300-hour natural hair course offered in class at your cosmetology school in Tennessee, Illinois, and many other states.

Get natural hair braid license today!

Here are 3 examples of what can you do with a braiding license:

1. On the Go mobile hairstylists.

2. Rent a Booth at your local salon.

3. Open a Natural Hair Salon and rent booths.

Rep. Parkinson says now that the bill is dead, it is time to push forward legislation that will protect consumers.

“We need to make sure there is a complaint line visibly posted in every salon, and if we can get the braiding salons online then we will make sure that is posted also,” he said.

The bill would have also combined barbering and cosmetology into one licensed trade.

Something industry experts call ridiculous since they both have very different training standards.

http://wreg.com/2018/03/19/bill-that-would-eliminate-requirement-for-natural-hair-stylists-to-get-license-dies/