Changing laws in Arkansas!!
Earl vs Smith was the case that began the process to The Braiding Bill on Arkansas. Nivea Earl wanted to know why she had to go to school to get the right to do what she already knew. She knows hair braiding and couldn't understand why (in Arkansas) you have to get a license from an institution that didn't teach or recognize her craft. That's why we are here today. Nivea, along with the great guidance and assistance of The Institute For Justice, are trying to make a change!
Arkansas House Bill (HB 1177): This bill (if passed) will allow braiders to practice their craft and art unregulated and make money immediately, opening up their own shops and employing people without having to spend thousands of dollars get a license from the state cosmetology board, when the cosmetology schools don't even teach braiding or natural hair care. This is the single most important bill, in Arkansas that will truly allow more money in the black communities and spur an excitement and effect that will ripple for generations.www.twistykinks.com
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