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.
Deregulation of state Cosmetology and Barber Boards makes entry barriers for hair braiding creates more women entrepreneurs.
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.
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Ms. Lola has done a GREAT testimonial to the Minnesota Congress on behalf of Natural Hair Braiding Registration. Here is her website if you are looking for technical help with Natural Hair Braiding AllBraidsAndHairCare.com
Thanks again Lola!
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Our Position is:
We ask that they establish and consider the Natural HairBraiders multi-member agency that has formed and registers of Hair Braiders.
We are a grassroots movement that’s bringing awareness to Black Women about the “Needle” and blood-borne pathogens cross-transmitted in a salon while doing ”Sew-In Weaves”.
We have the duties as an agency and would like to transfer powers to began drafting policies and rulemaking by us for us as Natural Hair Braiders Registration Providers.
Currently we have 350 Natural Hair Braider registrations and 21 Natural HairBraider course providers.
Then there is over $8,000 in appropriation from Natural Hair Braiders registration and renewals with the Department of Budget and Management.
We would like a new fiscal note on Natural Hair Braiding industry and a committee, at the least.
The New York Times has reported that Cosmetology Schools in Iowa cost $21,000 and it’s the primary income for the schools. The article when on to claim that the students are worked as if their at a full-time job.
The New York Times stated: “The second stream is the salon work the students do while in school.
They spend some time in classrooms learning about, for example, chemicals and how to sanitize the workspace, but once they’ve hit a certain number of hours, they start working on real clients in salons run by the schools. In full-time programs, going to school becomes a full-time job, where students clock in and out for seven- or eight-hour shifts.”
Iowa seems to think that cosmetology and barbering deregulation is NOT far enough.
The Des Moines Register latest article on beauty school say it is a waste of time and money. And should be abolished!
“Lawmakers can abolish cosmetology licensing, and the industry can offer certification and training.”
I don’t agree with the total abolishment but I do believe that cosmetology school is an economic hardship. But the Natural Hair Care license offers natural hair a new #occupationallicensing. With the hair braiding classes offered online the hair braiding 30-hour course is the least expensive and offers a hair braiding license. Several states are offering a Braid license with the push for deregulation by Institute for Justice.
This blog is designed to be informative for anyone asking “how to get my braiding license”? The natural hair classes are for natural hairstylist and are 30-hour Hair Braider Registration in Minnesota.