Do I need a license to braid hair?

Jason Smith -

No, effective July 1, 2019, hair braiders are exempt from Title 62, Chapter 4 provided that the following general requirements are met:

1. Obtain 16 hours of training in health and hygiene in-person or online;

2. Register biennially and pay a $30.00 registration fee by going to CORE on or after July 1, 2019;

3. Use only disposable or properly sanitized instruments; and

4. Post a notice that the hair braider is not licensed and refrain from referring to oneself as a natural hair stylist.

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