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Rep. Dogan’s African-Style Hair Braiding Legislation Advances

February 15th, 2017 by mopns_admin · 1 Comment

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Rep. Dogan’s bill has good intentions but to us is unfair to the cosmetologists whose business the hair braiders are taking. Licensed cosmetologists must go thru the expense of hours and hours of training and education while their direct competition does not.

StlToday:

On a day when racial turmoil was simmering in the Capitol, members of the Missouri House gave a thumb’s up to legislation called “pro-black” by its sponsor. Rep. Shamed Dogan, the lone African-American lawmaker on the Republican side of the aisle, said his plan to lift state regulations on African-style hair braiders could trigger the creation of jobs in minority communities if those businesses take the opportunity to expand. Read more…

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  • 1 Ralph Fluchel // Feb 16, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Why in the world should the state be licensing cosmetologists in the first place, let alone hair braiders?

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