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Pennsylvania Hair Braiding Requirements Under Governors Review

Pennsylvania Hair Braiding Requirements

Hi,

Calling all #SuperNaturals!

Today I would like to address the article published on KYW News Radio 1060 by Justin Udo.

The full article ask for the #NaturalHair communities input and to contact Pennsylvania Senator Anthony Williams by email with their thoughts on Natural Hair Braiding Registration License.

Or

Tweet your input on Natural Hair Braiders Registrations/Licenses to Senator Anthony Williams on Twitter.

The question is:

Should natural hair braiding be license?

Or

Should natural hair braiding not be regulated for licensure in the state of Pennsylvania?

At eco Hair Braider® Association,LLC. we advocate in SUPPORT for Natural Hair Braiding Registration License Completion Certificate for ALL Natural Hair Braiding home-based, mobile, shops, salons and barbers as hair braiders to have Infection Control Certification.

Here is why?

In 2006, Institute for Justice, Lee McGrath won in the case of Minnesota Hair Braiding.

The Natural Hair Braiding Registration was awarded exemption from regulation under the Minnesota Cosmetology Board.

However, the “simple hair braiding devices” [means clips, combs, curlers, curling irons, hairpins, rollers, scissors, needles, thread, and hair binders including adhesives, if necessary, that are required solely for hair braiding] are used by Natural Hair Braiding Registration Licensees.

And under this court order of 2006 in which, Institute for Justice, Lee McGrath won in the case of Minnesota Hair Braiding the “Simple hair braiding devices” are under regulation of the cosmetology board.

  • Our position on health, safety and sanitation from a public health perspective.

Health

 Natural Hair Braiding services are done primarily on Black women.

Protecting the health of #BlackWomen through awareness of the spread of HIV and HPV from “needles” sticks are the demand of eco Hair Braider® Association,LLC.

🦠Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) Blood-Borne Pathogens manuals requires all sharps including “needles” be used once and placed in a marked container to prevent needle-prickling cross contamination.

Safety

It is time for Natural Hair Braiding Salon’s/shops to use preventative measures to protect the public’s health.

🦠OHSA also requires professional protective equipment (PPE’s) are useful with safety and awareness of blood to blood transmission.

Sanitation

Cleaning of needles does not eliminate exposure of blood to blood illnesses from Natural Hair Braiding Licensee to the public.

As seen in this Phoenix Salon Suites episode on Undercover Boss is a demonstration of the installations a “sew-in” weave primarily worn by Black women.

The owner of the “underground” natural hair braiding salon (Black Women) continues to coach the owner of multiple established beauty complexes (White Woman).

These complexes are sometimes called ‘beauty malls’ for state licensing purposes.

The two women are a PERFECT example of what the people are doing while installing a weave with a needle to a clients head.

The underground Natural Hair Braiding Stylist is heard saying ” there is going to be some pricking ” as the Phoenix Salon Suites owner is heard saying “ouch, ouch, ouch!”.

All while the poor client is in pain!

🦠 Most importantly, OSHA Needle-Stick Act requires a detailed “sharps injury log” and an “exposure control plan” of ALL Needle-Sticks from workers to clients for up to five (5) years.

Click here to view full episode of Phoenix Salon Suites on Undercover Boss.

In this case I wonder if any of these preventive measures were used and if there is an ‘exposure control plan’ at Phoenix Salon Suites as a Infection Control standard.

As for Natural Hair Braiding Stylist looking for information in Pennsylvania on Infection Control.

Here is what I was able to find.

Infection Control

Natural Hair Braiding License Course Requirements are:

NATURAL HAIR BRAIDER

 300 hours in a licensed cosmetology school

 10th grade education or equivalent

 State Board examination (consists of theory and practical examination prior to 11/25/14;

after this date the exam consists of a theory only exam)

However, the current state laws and rules for Natural Hair Braiding in Pennsylvania do NOT include any continuing education requirements, godfathering or reciprocity for Natural Hair Braiding Registration Licensee.

Here is the Pennsylvania Natural Hair Braiding Registration License laws and rules click here.

The Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology has a difficult website to manage but, I was able to locate this Application for Professional Licensure Examination for Natural Hair Braiding Registration Licensees.

Again #SuperNaturals contact Senator Anthony Williams with your thoughts.

Posted in Infection Control

The Worst Case of Traction Alopecia and Ignorance I Have Ever Seen!

Edge Control did NOT do this horrific damage to her hair. People, please stop using too much GLUE on your #NaturalHair.It’s being pulled right out of your DAMN heads!

Since The Institute for Justice has been so vocal about no enforcement of Natural Hair Braiding salon and the tragic appearances on the client s heads after they remove the nest.

The Natural Hair Stylist are required to complete a 30 Hour Hair Braider Registration in the state of Minnesota.

The hair braiding classes required the Hair Braiding course Provider to train the hair braiding student on the proper tension to apply to each strand of hair.

The global epidemic is a self-inflicted shame on Black and #ADOS. We know that the children can’t even read from the edges being snatched to tight!

The racial afflictions from slavery and white supremacy cause us to do more harm than good just to go out in public and socialize.

This young lady doesn’t have a clue and she doesn’t have a chance to the online bullying and embarrassment.

Again, please STOP gluing your edges right your head and SEEK a Professional Natural Hair Stylist.

Posted in Infection Control

Iowa’s Future of the Natural Hair Braiding Registration

Hey #SuperNaturals,

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.

Cosmetology is also an environmental danger to humans.

Join the ecoHair Braiders Association on FaceBook

Posted in Infection Control

What the media won’t say about the Natural Hair Braiding Law, Occupational Licensing & Black Women’s Health, Safety & Sanitation

Natural Hair Braiding, HIV and HPV in the Black community

Hi #naturalhair community.

Today I’m asking for the natural hair care community of #Black Women, to elaborate more on the NEEDLE usage in the Hair Braiding salon.

The #Underground natural hair care industry is underfunded, uneducated and, currently unregulated.

The #Health concerns of HIV and HPV in the public outway the lack of knowledge on how to maneuver the government’s responsibility to protect the people.

Ongoing #Safety hazards in natural hair braiding salons are posted every day on social media sites such as; Facebook, Youtube, and Google with many comments and issues that all happen in Hair Braiding salons.

#Sanitation plays a key factor in many of the natural hair braiding salons and the opportunity to advance the hair braiding 30-hour course into 300 hours to increase #STEM learning.

The hair braiding license is another #Occupational Licensing but it’s one in the favor of #BlackWomen. Below are the organizations and the links to the websites discussed in this post.

The Instutute for Justice

The Minnesota Board of Cosmetology

The Court Order

The OSHA Blood-Borne Pathogens

The New York Natural Hair Care

Posted in Infection Control

Natural Hair Care Clients Fired!

Hey #SuperNatural’s

This is just a short video on my thoughts today after seeing this video on Journalist Brittany Noble-Jones Fired From WJTV For Having Natural Hair and the attackers of Natural Hair Care Clientele being fired from a local news station.

With the Government Shutdown effecting Section 8, SNAP, WIC and many other programs. I can see this affecting the bottle line bring home pay for many Natural Hair Braiding Licensees.

Losing clients to this Government Shutdown is one thing but a blankly attack employees in the private sector is a big RISK.

Again, Thanks for checking me out as I try to BackComb a foundation for Natural Hair Braiding Registration Licensees.

Posted in Infection Control

Politics Beauty & Barber Industry Day 2019 in Tennessee

Why Are We In Tennessee?

Licensed Beauty and Barber ProfessionalsWE must organize and be strategic in order to help protect our clients and strengthen our professional license. There are blatant attacks to deregulate our industry, lower our standards and put our clients in harms way. This can’t happen. WE must organize and fight back.

Tamara Johnson-Shealey, Senior Advocate at Politics Beauty and Barbers

Solidarity is what we need, want and require to move this industry on the ‘Highway of Life’. Currently the ‘underground’ Natural Hair Care licensing has caused many legislative bills for deregulation of the cosmetology #occupationallicensing. The Institute for Justice submitted over 30 bills to Congress and Lee McGrath of Institute for Justice thinks specialty licensing of any kind “It creates barriers to entry and makes it harder for people to enter the field of their calling.”

A Republican-sponsored bill would have removed licensing requirements for natural-hair-care stylists such as braiders, in last years session. Politics Beauty and Barbers tracked, organized and advocated for this bill in Tennessee with natural hair care licensees to maintain their licensure and the benefits, confidence, and skills that come from education.

So, I’m asking you before you book your ticket PLEASE take the time to tweet, email or call @ (615) 741-4575  Rep. Antonio Parkinson and let him know that the Beauty and Barber Industry is in Solidarity with the Tennesee Cosmetology and Barber Boards for #occupationallicensing.

Tennessee is now the hot spot to see if natural hair care and here is why:

  1. The natural-hair-care licensing requirement was NEVER a part of the plan for “The Road to Freedom” 
  2. Without the 155A.28 Hair Braider Registration Statue that sets the groundwork for educational expansions and #RaceEquity in the Black community. For example, braiding includes #STEM learning skills, the science of ingredients in product development, technology of social media to bridge the digital divide, engineering of the parting, sectioning, and installation of hair and extensions, most of all the many math application, from economics, cultivation of natural ingredients, even down to the packages of hair extensions for weaves.
  3. MOST IMPORTANT, the war on #BlackWomen is clear in the legislative fight to abandon the Black community. Natural-Hair-Licensing holds the key to the Cosmetology industry now. The court order ruled that “Simple Hair Devices” become a regulated set of implements brought on by Judge Isabella Gomez in Minnesota. A “needle” is used frequently used in the natural hair salon and governed by the “Sharps” Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Blood-Borne Pathogens standards. The probability of “Needle-Stick” cross-picking from client to natural hair stylist and vice-versa is the main AWARENESS campaign for all members of Congress to know.

That’s why Politics Beauty and Barbers organization is CALLING for all Concerned Beauty and Barber Professional to JOIN us on Industry day at The Tennesee Capital on February 11, 2019, from 8am-5pm.

Derailed Legislation

Rep. Parkinson derailed hair-care legislation that would have changed the state’s laws dramatically for the industry.

A Republican-sponsored bill would have removed licensing requirements for natural-hair-care stylists such as braiders, and it would have combined barber and cosmetology licenses, creating what Parkinson called “adverse” business and public health conditions.

Numerous people in the hair-care industry visited the Cordell Hull Building during the session to lobby Parkinson and other state lawmakers on the legislation, which would have pulled everything in regard to natural hair from state law.

“The danger in that is that people will begin to surrender their licenses and instead of saying barber shop on the outside of their sign, it will say natural hair salon, which means the state has no purview in there anymore,” he said.

Opponents of the legislation also said combining barber and cosmetology licenses would hurt training schools and affect public safety because schools already licensed would be able to offer two different specialties without having the proper training. Here is the full article.

But before you book your ticket PLEASE take the time to tweet, email or call @ (615) 741-4575  Rep. Antonio Parkinson and let him know that the Beauty and Barber Industry is in Solidarity with the Tennesee Cosmetology and Barber Boards for #occupationallicensing. But before you book your ticket PLEASE take the time to tweet, email or call @ (615) 741-4575  Rep. Antonio Parkinson and let him know that the Beauty and Barber Industry is in Solidarity with the Tennesee Cosmetology and Barber Boards for #occupationallicensing.

Tennesee’s Infection Control Requirements

Natural Hair Stylist

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

Description

A person who uses techniques which result in tension on hair strands such as twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking or braiding of the hair by hand or mechanical appliances, which work does not include the application of dyes, reactive chemicals or other preparations to alter the color or straighten, curl or alter the structure of the hair. The techniques include providing or offering to the general public for compensation any of the following services solely for development or improvement of physical qualities of the natural hair structure: intertwining in a systematic motion to create patterns in a three-dimensional form; inversion or outversion flat against the scalp along the part of a straight or curved row; or extension with natural or synthetic fibers.

Licensing Requirements

Be at least sixteen years of age and satisfy education and examination requirements.

Education Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a course of instruction of not less than 300 hours in the practice and theory of natural hair styling at a school of cosmetology.

Examination Requirements

A written and practical examination is required.

Renewal Requirements

Renewal notices are mailed approximately one month prior to renewal date. Licensee required to submit renewal notice with required fee, if applicable, due by expiration date on license.

Application and Fees

For information on application, registration, examination or fees, contact our testing vender PSI online at:

https://candidate.psiexams.com/index.jsp

or by phone, 800-733-9267.

License renewals can be done here.

The Natural Hair Stylist renewal fee is $60.00, as set forth in Rule 0440-1-.13(3) of the Tennessee Rules of Cosmetology.

The renewal form and fee must be submitted to the board office prior to the expiration date listed on the license.  If the renewal is not processed prior, there is an additional late fee of $25.00 per license.  If the late fee is due, your license is not renewed.

Again, PLEASE join Politics Beauty and Barber on February 11, 2019, for Industry Day in Tennessee.

Posted in Infection Control

Natural Hair License Course

Who Am I?

Hi, I’m Denise Jarrett a licensed 3rd generation hairstylist. My GrandFather was a celebrity hairstylist to Nate King Cole, Jackie Wilson, and Ike Turner just to name some of his clients. My mother was the neighborhood “curl lady” in the 80’s and style everyone on my block.

From this magically amazing upbring I have a different perspective on hair. As a licensed hair stylist, I have climbed the cosmetology career from the bottom as an operator top a school manager. But nothing EXCITES me more than the laws and rules of cosmetology. I believe we as an association of Natural Hair Stylists should have the right to establish the policy and policing of Natural Hair Care Licensing. But here is the bulletin released by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology.

That’s why the deregulation of cosmetology is IMPORTANT to me!

It’s so IMPORTANT that I gave up the harsh chemical life and became a the 1str at the top of the list as a NATURAL HAIR CARE ONLINE SCHOOL! The benefits of natural hair care licensing for the environment and the stylist are AMAZING!

The license is eco-friendly chemical free and you ONLY have a 30 Hour Infection Control Course to complete.

What is a Natural Hair Care License?

Natural Hair Care License is a product of the Institute for Justice and the court ordered lawsuit for Natural Hair Braiders Lilian Anderson and 2  others hence, the creation of  Minnesota Statute 155A.28 Hair Braider Registration.

When can you take the Natural Hair Care Course?

The course can be taken on your phone, via email and text. It’s as simple as pressing the link that I will send you with you Completion Certificate and Natural Hair Care Application.

Where can you take the Natural Hair Care License Course?

You can take the Natural Hair Care License course right here on your SmartPhone, Tablet or your Computer. You will receive your e-Booklet and Completion Certificate right away.

Why should you get a Natural Hair Care License?

You should become a licensed Natural Hair Care Stylist for the safety and socio-economic gains you as an “underground” Natural Hair Care Stylist will have by advocating Congress your positions as a Natural Hair Stylist. In the 2017-2018 Legislative session, there were 2 companion bills in the House of Representatives HF3664 and the Senate SF3656. Thankfully, the governor Mark Dayton vetoed them BOTH.

During the session, the ecoHair Braider Association wrote 4 separate one-pagers to Congress an email over 40 sponsors for the bills.

My primary concerns reach past the health, safety, and sanitation issues in salons and shops it’s MOSTLY about the #RACEEQUITY that is so blatantly being denied to #BlackWomen in light of this new law. Issues around:

  • Unification of Laws across state lines.
  • Reciprocity
  • Godfathering
  • Establishment of the laws an policy
  • Construction of laws.
  • Amendments to Hair Prosthetics and wigs.

How to get your Natural Hair Care License?

Simply click the link below and you will receive a link to the course INSTANTLY!!

Natural Hair Care License

This course is 100% Guaranteed that you will receive your Natural hair care License. There is NO TEST!! When you pay you can open your business TODAY! You will get the Completion Certificate by email, text, and PayPal. The license will come in the USPS mail in 7 days.

$199.99

Posted in Infection Control

Why Should Natural Hair Care Stylist be Licensed?

Natural Hair Care providers should be licensed because:

  • Health
  • Safety
  • Sanitation
  • Infection Control
  • Business Planning
  • Business Management
  • Business Marketing
  • Business Taxes
  • Business Evaluation and the list goes on.

However, what I’m here to talk to my #SuperNatural about today is the lack of ambition to maintain and keep going on the Natural Hair Care Road to Freedom as Institute for Justice.

I feel it’s not right that American Descendants of Salves #ADOS has no voice in today current #wave of bills presented in ALL 50 sates to deregulate cosmetology for hair braiding. But the dangers in hair braiding are not discussed and therefore we #BlackWomen are suffering from the abuse at these African Braid Salons, Natural Hair Loc-Technicians and, Natural Hair Barbershops.

We must come together and fight for Not a Seat at The Table…..BUT THE WHOLE DAMN TABLE!

Join me and over 400 Natural Hair Care Licensee on the next Bills to be submitted to Congress this year. I will be writing one-pagers, emailing, tweeting and interviewing as many congress members that are sponsoring bills that will cause hardships to our industry.

Posted in 30 Hour Minnesota Hair Braiding Registration License

Natural Hair Braiding License it’s Tax Season

Natural Hair Braiding License

Congratulations!!🎊🎉🍾

#SuperNatural

This is a natural hair care course.

It’s for #BlackWomen who are currently or new to the Natural hair braiding industry and would like to gain the confidence of braiding in compliance with hair braiding classes and a hair braiding 30 hour course to obtain a hair braiding license.

Instead of attend 9 to 10 months in school for a cosmetology license.

Thanks to deregulation of #OccupationalLicensing the braid License has been created for an easier barrier to entry into to beauty industry.

Are you wondering “how to get my braiding license?”

Well eco Hair Braider® Association,LLC. offers

natural hair classes.

The 30 hour hair braider Registration of Minnesota, is the case in which Institute for Justice, builds it’s Freedom Braiders and Natural Hair Braiding Act upon.

If your looking for licensing contact Denise at ecoHairBraider.org

The application is at: https://mn.gov/boards/assets/2017-8%20Hair%20Braiding%20Registration%20Application-Enterable_tcm21-44314.pdf

Board of Cosmetologist: https://mn.gov/boards/cosmetology/licensing/hairbraiding/

Yes, you can receive your Natural Hair Braiding Registration in 7 days after you mail the Hair Braider Registration Application to the Board of Cosmetology.

1. An eco Hair Braider® Association,LLC. (digital download) Completion Certificate

2. An eco Hair Braider® Association,LLC. e-Booklet Video Training

3. An eco Hair Braider® Association,LLC. Window decal of Certification

4. An eco Hair Braider® Association,LLC. Sticker of Certification

5. An eco Hair Braider® Association,LLC. Magnet of Certification

6. One eco Hair Braider® Association,LLC. Rubber Thimblette

Posted in 30 Hour Minnesota Hair Braiding Registration License

Tennessee Natural Hair Braiding

Derailed Legislation

Rep. Parkinson derailed hair-care legislation that would have changed the state’s laws dramatically for the industry.

A Republican-sponsored bill would have removed licensing requirements for natural-hair-care stylists such as braiders, and it would have combined barber and cosmetology licenses, creating what Parkinson called “adverse” business and public health conditions.

Numerous people in the hair-care industry visited the Cordell Hull Building during the session to lobby Parkinson and other state lawmakers on the legislation, which would have pulled everything in regard to natural hair from state law.

“The danger in that is that people will begin to surrender their licenses and instead of saying barber shop on the outside of their sign, it will say natural hair salon, which means the state has no purview in there anymore,” he said.

Opponents of the legislation also said combining barber and cosmetology licenses would hurt training schools and affect public safety because schools already licensed would be able to offer two different specialties without having the proper training. Here is the full article.

Infection Control

Natural Hair Stylist

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

Description

A person who uses techniques which result in tension on hair strands such as twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking or braiding of the hair by hand or mechanical appliances, which work does not include the application of dyes, reactive chemicals or other preparations to alter the color or straighten, curl or alter the structure of the hair. The techniques include providing or offering to the general public for compensation any of the following services solely for development or improvement of physical qualities of the natural hair structure: intertwining in a systematic motion to create patterns in a three-dimensional form; inversion or outversion flat against the scalp along the part of a straight or curved row; or extension with natural or synthetic fibers.

Licensing Requirements

Be at least sixteen years of age and satisfy education and examination requirements.

Education Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a course of instruction of not less than 300 hours in the practice and theory of natural hair styling at a school of cosmetology.

Examination Requirements

A written and practical examination is required.

Renewal Requirements

Renewal notices are mailed approximately one month prior to renewal date. Licensee required to submit renewal notice with required fee, if applicable, due by expiration date on license.

Application and Fees

For information on application, registration, examination or fees, contact our testing vender PSI online at:

https://candidate.psiexams.com/index.jsp

or by phone, 800-733-9267.

License renewals can be done here.

The Natural Hair Stylist renewal fee is $60.00, as set forth in Rule 0440-1-.13(3) of the Tennessee Rules of Cosmetology.

The renewal form and fee must be submitted to the board office prior to the expiration date listed on the license.  If the renewal is not processed prior, there is an additional late fee of $25.00 per license.  If the late fee is due, your license is not renewed.