This fight against regulation is not the first case of its kind. In fact, this hair braiding lawsuit is a part of a national initiative by the Institute for Justice. They have brought about cases such as this in eight other states and Washington D.C and have so far been successful, winning with a combination of court wins and legislative fixes.
Paul Avelar, IJ’s lead attorney was quoted by the Arkansas Times. “One of our pillars here at IJ is defending economic liberty — that is the right to earn an honest living, free from irrational government regulation. And the hair-braiding case was perfect.”
What are your thoughts, beauties? Is requiring hair braiders to get the training needed to receive a cosmetology license fair or unconstitutional?