AFP Applauds Missouri House for Reducing Regulations on Hair Braiders

House passes HB 230, relaxing regulations on hair braiders

JEFFERSON CITY – Americans for Prosperity – Missouri today applauded the Missouri House for passing HB 230, removing unfair regulations on hair braiders in the state. African hair braiders are currently subjected to 1500 hours of schooling in order to obtain a license – schooling that provides no training in African hair braiding.  Further, braiders are forced to pay up to $15,000 for this schooling.

AFP-MO State Director Jeremy Cady offered the following statement:

“Missouri representatives are on the right track in reducing regulations on African hair braiders. These unfair regulations hurt aspiring entrepreneurs, Missourians want to work to provide for their families. Nine states and the District of Columbia have no licensing and have no public safety concerns. These arbitrary regulations hold back low-income workers from entering the field while driving up the cost for consumers and it’s time Missouri removes them.”

Cady continued, “HB 230 is a step in the right direction and we encourage the Senate to follow the House’s lead in repealing these unnecessary and arbitrary regulations. There is no public safety justification for licensing African hair braiders.”

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