North Dakota Eliminates Licenses for Braiding Hair and Threading Eyebrows

North Dakota became the latest state to untangle natural hair braiders and eyebrow threaders from a thicket of licensing red tape thanks to a bill signed earlier this year. Before the law was signed, threaders could only work in North Dakota if they became a licensed aesthetician, a credential that requires a minimum of 600 hours of coursework. The requirements for braiders were even more burdensome, requiring a cosmetology license, which needs at least 1,800 hours of classes or 420 days.
Under HB 1345, braiders and threaders are completely exempt from licensing and are now free to work without a government permission slip. With the governor’s signature, North Dakota is now the 26th state to end licensing for hair braiders. Among those states, 15 (including South Dakota) enacted their reforms in just the past five years. Bills to repeal licenses for braiders are currently pending in Florida, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

   

Login to post comments

Inside Aesthetics Categories

    Featured Company

    • Dr. Jeff Skin Care / Beauty AtticaDr. Jeff Skin Care / Beauty AtticaDescription: About Dr. Jeff Skin Care/Beauty Attica, Inc. Beauty Attica, incorporated in Redmond, Washington in 1996, was relocated to the metro Los Angeles area in June 1999. It is the marketing arm of Dr. Jeff Professional Skin Care products domesticall ...

    Next-Level Learning

    • Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & CosmetologyChristine Valmy International School of...Description: Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology offers a quality education in the beauty industry, based on the teachings of the Founder of Esthetics in the United States—Ms. Christine Valmy. Ms. Valmy opened her very first school ...