Hairbraiding Bill Advances in the House
Over the last year we’ve talked a lot about the fight to liberalize licensing requirements for a host of professions, including hair braiding. The problem, is that onerous state regulations make it very difficult for qualified individuals to deliver a variety of services to consumers, and that is especially true of professional hair braiders. Litigation is ongoing for the requirements currently imposed on braiding practitioners, and the result of those fights remains unclear.
Fortunately Missouri’s Legislature isn’t letting the licenscing fights just play out in the courts; rather, it’s taking a proactive stance to these issues and is already considering legislation to resolve the hair braiding question once and for all.