Hi, I’m 007 Blon’De an expert on infection control in salons.
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.
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.
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.
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 conditioners.
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 services.
A person who, for compensation, performs only makeup services is not an esthetician.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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