#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We do not want the current hair braiding law repealed, we just want it transferred to another chapter in the Minnesota Statutes to address infection control.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.

Hair 💇🏾‍♂️ and Makeup 💄 occupational licensing lawsuits affect #MenToo

The Minnesota Board of Cosmetology and Minnesota Board of Barbers 💈 are both violators of the hair braiding court order (2006) for unlicensed cosmetology salons and barbershops false disciplinary actions across the state.

There are seven (7) Barbers 💈 on February 11, 2019, ordered to cease and desist from the practice of barbering as Hair Braider with 💇🏾‍♂️ registrations.

  1. Ahmed AlSharefee
  2. Michael Black
  3. Akwanza Blakes
  4. Lamonte Jackson
  5. William Jones
  6. Tyrone Smith
  7. Jamie Soto-Cordero

Hair Braiding Court Order

As agreed by both parties in the ruling. Both the cosmetology and barber boards were (1) permanently enjoined (2) permanently restrained (3) created a definition and (4) adopted the rule in the Cosmetology chapter 155A and Barber chapter 154.

Hair Braiding Court Order Page 16

Both board’s successors remained neutral in the 2019 sessions repeal of the statute, however, the order and its adoption of the rules by the both boards agreed to hair braiders as 💇🏾‍♂️ Barbers, barbershops, Cosmetologist, and 💇 cosmetologist salons.


Hairstyling and Makeup 💄 SF 2898 Definitions

“Hairstyling” is the practice of cleaning, drying, arranging, or
styling hair.

It includes the use of hair sprays and topical agents, such as shampoos and

It also includes the use and styling of hair extensions and wigs.

It does not
include cutting or the application of dyes, bleach, reactive chemicals, keratin, or other
preparations to color or alter the structure of hair.

“Makeup services” is the application of a cosmetic to
enhance the face or skin, including powder, foundation, rouge, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara,
and lipstick.

Makeup services includes the application of makeup applied using an airbrush.

Makeup services does not include the application of permanent makeup, tattooing, or facial

A person who, for compensation, performs only makeup services is not an

The problem is these services and more are covered in the hair braiding order and rules all EXCEPT the use of a Blow Dryer!

The clear issue is Makeup 💄 for weddings 👰🏾 and events.

But aren’t funerals ⚰️ events too?

Aren’t both events most likely to use makeup 💄, nails 💅, and hair rituals that are covered, by ”religious groups”, therefore; exempt from these boards’ concerns about the infection control practices on these occasions?

The real question here is why is the District Court of Ramsey County’s enforcement involved in the prosecution of an individual “about to practice cosmetology” with or without a license instead of the Office of Administrative Hearings?

In my opinion, the boards will continue to issue citations with or without a lawsuit and many people with be forced through criminal courts for these federally regulated cosmetics, airbrush 💄 guns, and blunt-tipped suture needles.


Most importantly, are the Equal Protection rights for salon and shop owners who lease contracts to suites and booths.

This overreaching inspection of salons and shops will bring economic hardships on salon owners and designated salon managers because of the New Rules DRAFTED to be adopted in 2020.

Salon owners and designated managers’ duties will be to allow the boards to ”inspect the premises and any items, tools, and equipment the board regulates” even those for personal use.

That means a hair braider in a licensed salon renting a booth as an independent contractor will be subject to an inspection of their own personal and professional items, tools, and equipment if the board inspects that salon.

So in reaction to Hair and Make Artist sue Minnesota Board of Cosmetology over occupational licensing. Megan Forbes and Institute for Justice stand aware of the harassment of Hair Braiders with salons receiving cease and desist orders from this extortionist and here are the receipts.

This entire agreement has several typos and could NOT be taken seriously!

Tina P. Robinson is a licensed cosmetologist and hair braiders who was the first person I found that had an ACTIVE licensed as a cosmetologist during a clear Equal Right violation of the constitution.

The Facts
  • Hair Braider Registration October 10, 2012
  • Cosmetologist License July 15, 2013
  • Salon Inspection June 1, 2017
  • Cosmetologist License Expired May 31, 2019

Payments were made from April 15, 2018 – March 15, 2019.

She agreed to make 12 payments of ($1000) but last time I checked 12 payments of $100 equals $1200.00.

Tina identified as both a hair braider and a cosmetologist.

She has jumped through every loophole the state, courts and the boards have placed on her journey to real economic freedom.

If you would like my new course Salon Sharps Solutions on Sew-InFection Control procedures it’s $97.00 today for a limited number of people this month since it’s ONLY me! Thanks again, Denise Jarrett (612)407-2824

You can find the eco Hair Braider® Association, LLC. natural hair braider course at www.BraidersCourse.com. Join the membership for FREE and I will email 📧 you your certificate.

2. If you would like my new course Salon Sharps Solutions on Sew-InFection Control procedures it’s $97.00 today for a limited number of people this month since it’s ONLY me! Thanks again, Denise Jarrett (612)407-2824

Bummer Christmas Try Kwanzaa Starting December 26th – January 1st

Happy Kwanzaa


What is it?

Each December the Outreach Program receives numerous inquiries about the festival Kwanzaa.

This celebration is not a festival originating in any of the 55 African countries nor is it an “African” Christmas celebration.

Kwanzaa is an African-Americans celebration of life from 26 December to 1 January.

Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced the festival in 1966 to the United States as a ritual to welcome the first harvests to the home.

Dr. Karenga created this festival for Afro-Americans as a response to the commercialism of Christmas

Here is the full article on Kwanzaa: https://www.africa.upenn.edu/K-12/Kwanzaa_What_16661.html

The benefits of Co-sleeping

I think this is a great way to awake refreshed.


Hello hello hello and welcome, today I’d like to talk about some of the benefits that come along with co-sleeping.

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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.

🎅🏽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
Eco Hair Braider Association, LLC.
Denise Jarrett, Director (612)407-2824 http://www.BraidersCourse.com