Illinois Law Targets Unlicensed Hair Braiders

Hair braiding is one of the most beloved African-American traditions, passed down from generations of women in kitchens and on porches. But now, lawmakers in Illinois are attempting to require hair braiders to get a cosmetology degree (which can cost up to $15,000) and then apply for a license... Here's what you had to say: Kisha commented: "The State of Illinois has much bigger problems than to attempt to profit from a tradition in the African-American heritage." Inyourfaceflanders wrote: "Hair braiders should have a license just like hair stylists who do relaxers and hair color."
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