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Old 08-10-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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good for her. no one needs a year in cosmetology school at a cost of $16K to put some freakin' braids in someones hair.

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Earlier this year, we reported on the story of Jestina Clayton:

A few years ago, Jestina Clayton started a hair braiding business in her home in Centerville, Utah. The business let her stay home with her kids, and in good months, she made enough to pay for groceries. She even put an ad on a local website. Then one day she got an email from a stranger who had seen the ad.

"It is illegal in the state of Utah to do any form of extensions without a valid cosmetology license," the e-mail read. "Please delete your ad, or you will be reported."

To get a license, Jestina would have to spend more than a year in cosmetology school. Tuition would cost $16,000 dollars or more.


Jestina shut down her business — and went on to sue the state of Utah.
It's Now Legal To Braid Hair In Utah Without A License | KUNC
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Good for her -- but it's worth remembering that those seemingly bizarre licensing laws are there to protect existing practitioners of hairdressing. They're not just gubmint for its own sake. Somewhere along the line, barbers and hairdressers demanded, and got, government regulation of their industry.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Central, IL
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Good for her -- but it's worth remembering that those seemingly bizarre licensing laws are there to protect existing practitioners of hairdressing. They're not just gubmint for its own sake. Somewhere along the line, barbers and hairdressers demanded, and got, government regulation of their industry.
you are only partially correct, I am sure, you do not know much about hair braiding shops.

hairdressers did demand that people who braid hair need to be licensed, because they felt it was hurting their own businesses.

People are being forced to get cosmetology licenses to own a braid shop, yet the cosmetology exams and schooling do not address it. It was a way for states to collect more money and a way for hairdressers to close down braiding shops that they felt were hurting their business.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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This would put many out of business in the Bahama's. But to the topic, good for her. It's crazy that people who write and uphold these regulations generally have little common sense in enforcing them.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: California
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I want to b-slap whoever sent her that email.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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Good for her -- but it's worth remembering that those seemingly bizarre licensing laws are there to protect existing practitioners of hairdressing. They're not just gubmint for its own sake. Somewhere along the line, barbers and hairdressers demanded, and got, government regulation of their industry.
Yeah, protect them from competition. That's why they demanded them.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: central Oregon
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you are only partially correct, I am sure, you do not know much about hair braiding shops.

hairdressers did demand that people who braid hair need to be licensed, because they felt it was hurting their own businesses.

People are being forced to get cosmetology licenses to own a braid shop, yet the cosmetology exams and schooling do not address it. It was a way for states to collect more money and a way for hairdressers to close down braiding shops that they felt were hurting their business.
I'm sure she had plenty of 'on the job' training already. Seems stupid to make someone go to school and get a license and the school don't even teach braiding.

Maybe she can get another job (at home, of course) TEACHING cosmetology students how to braid.

Good for her!

And thanks OP for posting a good story in here.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:30 PM
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the rules and requirements for licensure are written by bureaucrats who have no experience in the given field they are making them up for. however these same know nothings do know how to collect money from a particular lobby or special interest so as to get the verbiage correct.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Yeah, protect them from competition. That's why they demanded them.
Small business using government regulations when it suits them.

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