Hair Braiders Sue To Challenge Missouri Regulations

Photo courtesy of Samantha Steele/Flickr
Courtesy of Samantha Steele/Flickr

The Institute for Justice, an organization which has challenged occupation regulations across the country, has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Missouri’s hair braiders.

The institute claims Missouri hair braiders are subject to misdemeanor charges and fines for practicing without a license. The license, which requires 1,500 hours and can cost $16,000, should not be required because it includes no instruction on African hair braiding, the institute said.

The institute has won hair braiding cases in eight other states so far.

Read more from the St. Louis Post Dispatch


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