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We do not want the current hair braiding law repealed, we just want it transferred to another chapter in the Minnesota Statutes to address infection control.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

Becoming SuperNatural in Hair Care

Self-Regulating

As a Natural Hair Braider, Beautician or Barber 💈 knowing that chemical hair bleaching agents should not be applied to growing human hair is a 🧠 No Brainer.

Today we have a political issue ⚠️ that’s a plus for you and me on our tribes, progressive natural hair care journey.

Salon infection control is a must in the natural hair care 🏭 industry.

While wrapping human 💇‍♀️🏽hair and using a moisturizer to prevent breakage.

We should be dedicated to a daily natural hair moisturizing 📅 routine in love 💕 and with care.

Worst 💉 ‘Vampire facial’: 2 infected with #HIV after New Mexico spa injections

This is the absolute worst thing that could happen in the beauty 💅 industry 🏭 during deregulation.

Why because we know proper infection control is not being addressed in the current curriculum, and it’s ONLY protection for the public required.

The same person 👤 infections these two people 👭 and they know because if the same strand of HIV 🧬 I telling y’all..#WrapItUp hair stylist when Sew-inFection Control Aids.

“Additional laboratory testing on specimens from the two clients indicates recent infection with the same HIV virus – increasing the likelihood that the two HIV infections may have resulted from a procedure at the VIP spa,” state health officials said in a statement.

Worst 💉 ‘Vampire facial’: 2 infected with HIV after New Mexico spa injections

California #NaturalHair Law is full of CRAP💩

This law ignores religion for #Rastafarians. It’s discrimination and DISRESPECT all at the same time.


Until the own up to what was done to Dred Scott (the reason for #FREEDOM).
These laws will just be a wolf 🐺 in sheep 🐑 clothing and NOTHING will change for Us.
This bill was Natural #HairBraiding to be 👀 looked at as professional that’s it we want #RELIGIOUS freedoms to!?….

My Story

Hi, I’m Denise.

I’m a third-generation hairstylist and licensed in three states.

I desired to open a beauty school that teaches hair weaving.

Not just any school but an online school to teach massive amounts of black women.

My struggle was that the cosmetology boards, requiring an application fee for my hard work.

Fortunately, the courts ruled that hair braiding was an unregulated service, including simple hair devices.

During this, journey the conflicting story about an infection control level of oversight in hair braiding began to emerge.

Not only hair braiders but cosmetologist, estheticians, and barbers core course is infectious diseases.

So from my the first-hand experience, I knew this was true about one particularly intriguing attractive hairstyle is the sew-in weave.

The suture needles are being used to install wefts of donor’s hair is seen into braided hair that is attached to the scalp.

This procedure requires infection control training for hair stylist protection.

Cosmetology and Barber Boards protect the customers.

Not us!

It’s time you protect yourself from high-risk cross transmission diseases.

This Infection Control training helps you to create the ultimate trust with a healthy and ”safe salon sharps culture.”
Lucky enough this is a one-hour life-changing training to open a Weaveologist salon today.
I just published the first episode of my new podcast! Listen on Anchor
https://anchor.fm/007BlondeD/episodes/My-Orgin-Story-on-Natural-Hair-Braiding-Licensing-e4hcsl