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We do not want the current hair braiding law repealed, we just want it transferred to another chapter in the Minnesota Statutes to address infection control.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

President Trump Leads White House Roundtable on Governor of Nebraska Regulatory Reform Initiative – Video and Transcript…

Here is what the president had to say about hair braiding in Nebraska.

GOVERNOR RICKETTS:

What you’ve been doing on occupational licensing reform — that’s a big thing we’ve been working on in Nebraska as well.

And just, it impacts so many people’s lives when you do that. So, for example, we have a woman who wanted to open up her own hair-braiding business in her home. But because of the rules and regulations in Nebraska, she would have had to have 2,100 hours of licensing — you know, classrooms to be able to get that license.

THE PRESIDENT:

That’s a long time.

GOVERNOR RICKETTS:

And now maybe I don’t get the whole hair-braiding thing — (laughter) — but nobody’s health or safety is put at risk by bad hair-braiding. And so one of the things we did is we took — you know, got rid of that requirement so she wouldn’t have to have that license so she could open up her own business —

THE PRESIDENT:

Right.

GOVERNOR RICKETTS:

— and be able to help add jobs to the economy. And that’s one of the things that your administration supported. So thank you very much for that. We really appreciate it.

And we’re continuing — I signed an executive order freezing all regulatory rulemaking until the regulations have been reviewed.

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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!?….

How Does Hair Braiding Sew-In Weaving Needles 💉 Contribute to Hepatitis C raising rates in #BlackWomen?

A hepatitis C infection can lead to severe liver damage, so it’s essential to know all of the ways it can be transmitted. 

It can be tricky: More than 40 percent of people with hepatitis C cannot identify the source of infection.

Here all the ways hepatitis C can be transmitted in the hair braiding deregulation that increases hair stylist and your risk.

Blood transmission

The most common way to contract hepatitis C is through exposure to blood that contains the hepatitis C virus (HCV). 

This might happen if you:

💉 IF YOU use a sew-in needle that someone with hepatitis C has already used.

💉 If YOU are stuck by a needle that has come into contact with blood that contains HCV.

💉 IF YOU share eyebrow razors that may have touched blood that contains HCV

https://www.healthline.com/health/hepatitis-c/transmission