Protests Surround Proposed Ohio Cosmetology Bill

The November 20 hearing over Ohio House Bill 399 displayed the friction between representatives of the bill and those affected by it in the cosmetology and barbering industries.

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Ohio Lawmakers Push Bipartisan Bill to Reform ‘Burdensome’ Cosmetology Licensing Laws

Cutting, styling and coloring hair is no small responsibility. An untrained cosmetologist operating out of her basement can wreak havoc on the public health. “We have a responsibility to the public that we’re going to be doing this in a safe manner, so that way they’re not going to contract…

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Conservatives Team Up with Immigrants to Tackle Costly New Jersey ‘Hair Braiding’ Regulation

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by Elias Atienza   The New Jersey state chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is helping West African immigrants lobby the New Jersey legislature to change cosmetology requirements. West African immigrants, usually women, operate hair-braiding businesses that are essentially illegal, since state regulations require these workers to get a license, WNYC reported Monday.…

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