Thanks to New Law, Nebraska Hair Braiders Can’t Be Jailed for Practicing Without a LicenseFiled under Freedoms no commentsJust two weeks ago, Nebraskans who wanted to make money braiding hair had to undergo 2,100 hours of training to obtain a cosmetology license, which state officials say dedicates little time to natural hair braiding techniques.
But now Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican, has signed legislation into law that will lift arduous occupational licensing requirements on the state’s hair braiders.
State Sen. Nicole Fox, R-Omaha, who introduced the legislation, said cosmetology licensing in the state requires nearly two years of schooling and costs $20,000 to $22,000 in tuition.
Fox’s district is the third poorest in the state, she said, with a high number of single females.
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