Hair braiders given end-run around $12,000 license

A long-running lawsuit in Missouri over regulation of hair braiding, recently submitted to the Supreme Court, apparently has been resolved by a new law that establishes a simple licensing plan.

WND reported the dispute centers on the state’s requirement that providers of African-style hair braiding undergo 1,500 hours of training – which costs about $12,000 – and obtain a cosmetology license.

Two Missouri residents argued the state’s licensing requirement impairs their right to make a living.

Now, however, a state bill that creates a new stand-alone braiding license has been adopted.

The Institute for Justice pointed out the new license will require that braiders pay a fee of $20, watch a [READ MORE HERE]

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