Should Natural Hair Stylist Be Licensed Week 3?

This weeks Office Hours on How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist will be on the 3rd of thirty out of  50 states in America.


How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist office hours are 3:00-6:00pm MST.

You can ask your question on the How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist Facebook Page.

We will be covering  Maryland to New Jersy and the requirements if any; for the registration of each states natural hair stylist.

Should Natural Hair Stylist Be Licensed Week 2?

This weeks Office Hours on How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist will be on the 2nd ten to twenty of  50 states in America.


How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist office hours are 3:00-6:00pm MST.

You can ask your question on the How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist Facebook Page.

We will be covering  Hawaii to Maryland and the requirements, if any; for the registration of each states natural hair stylist.

” How to Become A Natural Hair Stylist?” Online Course Was Created Why?

I’m always asked why did you stop doing hair, Denise you were so good?

You see I am a third generation cosmetologist.

My grandfather was a hairstylist. Many of his clients were national celebrities like Nate King Cole, Yes he styled those finger waves.

Being that Jim Crow and segregation in the south required Blacks to spend their dollars with each other for many of the industrialized service jobs my grandfather owned his beauty salon in St. Louis, Missouri.

My mother was a kitchen beautician. She styles everyone in the neighborhood since her father owned the local salon. She became known as the girl with the curl. Her skills at perm rodding  Jerry Curls for her friends later advanced her into the health sciences.

As for me, I became a cosmetologist just because I saw both of my mother and grandfather work behind the chair.

Both of them complaining about the Chair of Cosmetology Board and the constant changes and challenges of licensure.

After becoming a licensed cosmetologist, instructor, and school manager but somehow still unemployable. I decided to return back to college. While attending an advanced social media course. The assignment was to interview a person on social media utilizing one of the platforms taught in the course.

So, I reached out to a young lady on Craiglist with ads for Natural Hair Styling services mainly sew-in weave extensions hairstyles.

So I booked an appointment for a full head sew-in.

At the appointment, I wanted to learn how she posted the ads, were the ads working and if she agreed to the terms of the platform?

Well, what I walked away with was mind-blowing.

She began to ask me about a large tattoo I have on my neck of a blow-dryer, comb, and scissors.

She asks if I was a licensed cosmetologist?

She went on to gather paperwork for an application to Minnesota’s Hair Braider Registration.

Then she challenged me by saying” if you really licensed then apply for approval to teach this course so I can open my shop?”

More importantly, she showed me an auditing letter from the Minnesota Department of Revenue capturing her Working Family Credit (WFC) the equivalent of the IRS Federal Earned Income Credit (EIC) stating without a registration form the Board of Cosmetologist Examines she would NOT be receiving her tax credits.

I know that the WFC and EIC is the largest WEALTH builder for women of color.

So, I immediately took action.

And that’s why the online course on “How to Become A Natural Hair Stylist?” was created.


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After, petitioning the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners to adopt the new statues 155A.28 Hair Braider Registration and become a multi-member agency. I decided to create the online natural hair care course, assessment and untimately, the EXPERIENCE of affordable education using new digital innovative ways.

“Creating an entirely new design meant inventing entirely new technology”

Should A Natural Hair Stylist Be Licensed?

This weeks Office Hours on How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist will be on the 1st ten of  50 states in America.


How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist office hours are 3:00-6:00pm MST.

You can ask your question on the How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist Facebook Page.

We will be covering  Alabama to Georgia and the requirements, if any; for the registration of each states natural hair stylist.

Shea Moisture Product company and the New owned of essence Magazine asked the question on the companies YouTube Channel.

“Should ALL Natural Hair Salon Stylists and Hair Braiders Be Licensed?”

I set out to gather answers to come up with a solution as the natural hair care community of Natural Hair Stylist.

How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist in Ohio

According to Institute for Justice, Ohio regulates hair braiders as “natural hair stylists,” a profession distinct from cosmetology and barbering.

Natural hair stylists cannot singe, bleach, curl, dye or use chemicals on hair.

To become licensed, a stylist needs to complete at least 450 hours of coursework.

Natural hair stylists are also required to be at least 16 years old, have at least a 10th grade education, pass an exam and be “of good morale.”

Currently, there is only one school licensed to teach natural hair braiding in the Buckeye State.

Thanks to these burdensome restrictions, from 1999 to today, only 63 natural hair stylist licenses have been issued.

Of those, 28 are still active and only one belongs to an instructor.

New laws in Ohio could possibly challenge the Natural Hair Stylist.

The cosmetology board is considering deregulation of hours from 1500- 1000 and creating an apprenticeship program.

For more information click here.

Proposed Ohio law would change requirements for cosmetologists

How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist?

Do you want to know how to become a  Natural Hair Stylist?

Asking yourself?…..Go to cosmetology school for WHAT?

If someone could just answer the FAQ

“How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist?”

You know how to style hair.

But what you DON’T know is how to do is Get Licensed.

How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist course teaches you to :

  1. Brand your Business
  2. Build a Professional Hairstylists Website
  3. Lobby for your License

This natural hair licensing course covers ALL of that.

If I were you I would get Licensed now before deregulation of cosmetology has you going to in-house class for clinical hours.

What you will get with this course is an online training without 300-1500 hours of cosmetology school classwork.

At How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist you can pick your time, place and date to complete 30 hours of online training videos for your Natural Hair License.

The Natural Hair License takes 30 business days after you apply and arrives by

USPS mail.

And yes, this course on How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist is also, called the “Professional Hair Dressers” course so you will have these letters PHD. behind your name of the Certificate of Completion immediately after you pay for the Natural Hair License course.

How to Become a Natural Hair stylist CourseThe How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist Course

My course on How to Become a Natural Hairstylist is ONLY  30 hours and You will receive the Hair Braider Registration in health, safety, and infection control course Completion Certification.

Completion Certification course is 30 minutes and three training videos to get your business up and started immediately.

(Valued at $300)

How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist CourseBusiness Branding

 As a Natural Hair Stylist, you gonna want to stand out from the crowd. In this course, I have a Special Branding Kit for each Natural Hair Stylist with three training videos on branding your business.

We will pick your branding, images, colors, icons and so much more.

(Valued at $147)

How to Become a Natural Hair Stylist courseSocial Media Marketing

As you can tell after finding me on every social media platform that exists. I must know about WordPress, Facebook, Messenger and the list goes on and on, but how does this benefit you?

In this course, you will learn all the Do’s and Don’t as a Natural Hair Stylist and ALL of the mistakes I made when I first started issuing Natural Hair Licenses.

Take it from me this alone is worth your time in marketing and money management.

(Valued at $3000)

IMG_0306.jpgLobbying and Licensing

It’s my job to research, analyze and respond to proposed legislation for the Cosmetology and Natural Hair Licensing industry.

However, with your support and engagement with your federal, state, and local jurisdictions. We will not have a VOICE!

In this course, you learn the steps to affluently prospecting with your customers and political interest in your state.

(Valued at *PRICELESS)

How to Become A Natural Hair StylistClick to Join!


How to Get our Hair Braiders License in Louisiana?

Strikingly, Louisiana hair braiding and natural hair License is called “alternative hair design” instead of any one of the names above.

Louisiana’s Gov. John Bel Edwards included statements about occupational licensing reform.

He’s listening and watching the video being recorded in real time and he even suggests one of the hair stylists demonstrate hair braiding… oops 😬 “alternative hair designer 👩🏽‍🎨 ” on one of the house committee member.

Below is a video from our buddy Robert Burns of Sound Off Louisiana!, who covered the Senate committee hearing and in fact participated in it – you’ll see Burns dismantle Barrow and the proponents of her bill in a devastating fashion.

The Institute for Justice reports:

Since April 1, 2003, Louisiana has authorized a special permit for “alternative hair design,” which includes hair braiding.

To obtain this permit, an applicant needs at least 500 hours of instruction.

In 2003, six such permits were issued. In 2012, only six new permits were issued while 16 were renewed.

By comparison, in 2013, 1,462 new licenses were issued for cosmetologists, while another 22,237 cosmetologist licenses were renewed.

As previously noted in the report, only five of Louisiana’s 66 cosmetology schools teach the alternative hair design course, as of 2012.

For more on this article click here.

How to Get a Natural Hair Braider License in Alabama?

In Alabama, before one can become a hair braider, cosmetologist, shampooer, massage therapist, auctioneer, pest control worker, and so on, one must first jump through a variety of hoops—attending classes, taking exams, and paying costly initial and recurring fees—mostly set at the state level and throughout the course of one’s career.

Here are those hoops:

First the Application Process for a Candidate who applies for licensure with the Alabama State Board of Cosmetology is at

Second the Candidate schedules and passes theory examination with PSI.

Candidate reviews examination requirements in Candidate Handbook available at

Third the PCS receives Board Approval for you the candidate to take Practical Examination.

Fourth, you the Candidate registers with PCS for the Practical Examination at (888) 822‐3272.

Fifth, the PCS e‐mails candidate a Practical Admission Notice 10 business days prior to examination.

Sixth, you the Candidate takes Practical Examination.

Seventh, the Alabama Board Office Forwards Score Notice to you the Candidate.

Last, if you pass both test the AL State Board issues license to you the candidate. Click here for the Candidate Hand Book 📚The Institute of Justice references September 1, 2013, hair braiders in Alabama have been regulated as “natural hair stylists.” Previously, the legal status of braiders was unclear, though braiding may have fallen within the state’s definition of cosmetology (and required 1,200 hours of training). To become licensed, natural hair stylists must be at least 16 years old, have at least a 10th grade education, and complete 210 hours of coursework.

How to get a Hair Braider License in Alaska?

Getting your natural hair braiding license is Alaska will be a task. It has been 98 days pass the 90 day-session and still no vote 🗳 on the current Bill.

Since the state considers Hair Braiders as Hair Dressers.

I suggest you attend a 300 Hour natural hair course in natural hair braiding certification with a practical or a 30 Hour natural hair braiding online course.

Then apply for reciprocal licensing once Alaska law makers get their act together!

Hair braiding is not explicitly mentioned in Alaskan statutes.

While Alaska’s statutes do not refer to braiding, the state’s Board of Barbers and Hairdressers confirmed that braiders are regulated as hairdressers.

This means braiders are required to pass an exam after taking either 1,650 hours of coursework or 2,000 hours of training as an apprentice.–do-you-know-where-your-lawmaker-is-480631401.html

How-to Become a Natural Hair Stylist

Wondering where can I get a natural hair braid license? Since the Bill that would eliminate the requirement for natural hair stylists to get license dies in Tennessee.

This natural hair certification online training offers the 30-hour hair braiding license online for Minnesota, Iowa, and pending other states. With this license, you can transfer your license using reciprocity.

Instead of the 300-hour natural hair course offered in class at your cosmetology school in Tennessee, Illinois, and many other states.

Get natural hair braid license today!

Here are 3 examples of what can you do with a braiding license:

1. On the Go mobile hairstylists.

2. Rent a Booth at your local salon.

3. Open a Natural Hair Salon and rent booths.

Rep. Parkinson says now that the bill is dead, it is time to push forward legislation that will protect consumers.

“We need to make sure there is a complaint line visibly posted in every salon, and if we can get the braiding salons online then we will make sure that is posted also,” he said.

The bill would have also combined barbering and cosmetology into one licensed trade.

Something industry experts call ridiculous since they both have very different training standards.

Bill that would eliminate requirement for natural hair stylists to get license dies