To a certain extent, I agree. The whole concept of a "license" to cut
hair is a joke.
They say that this law protects the public, but this is just another way of the
government unnecessarily getting involved. She is not lying saying that she has
a license, and anybody going to her knows that she does not and the services
that she is offering. If they are willing to go to her, then so be it.
Oh heck,its only fashion in braid now a days people do what they are best at.Shes not using any Dyes just simple braids
I don't have a problem with licensing special skills such as barbers and stylist
and its a personal prestige builder and it does protect those who have spent
thousand of dollars in training. If there wasn't any licensing then what
measures would there be to protect consumers from more fraud and scams?This skill of braiding apparently is not a procedure taught in any of the
schools or part of training so there should be special circumstance licensing
for specialty hair care or service that there is no training for. Where this
person and others like her have done this for the majority of her life should
not required her to take any necessary classes that are not even available.It seems there may be more of a turf battle of jealousy rather than
skills by some beauticians and licensing department personnel. The licensing
department should have some authority of waivers for skills that are not even in
class room curriculum.
We should have enough common sense to see how unfair this law is and then do
something about it. One of todays problems is to many of those in authority have
shown no common sense.
Have we lost our common sense?
Good for the Institute for Justice. We can use some defenders of freedom in
today's society. The free market can decide if this woman can braid hair or
not. Government should butt out!
You must understand that hairdressers and other professions lobby for licensing
laws in the name of safety. when their biggest reason is to restrict
competition, and thus increase revenue through an increased client base. Doctors
have done this very effectively, as have lawyers, as well as several other
professions to a lesser extent. I'll reverence these professions after they
repeal their licensing laws, but they benefit too much while the public is
harmed by grossly inflated prices do to the restricted supply.
She does a beautiful job. If braiding is not taught to get a license then why
is she required to do it?
why would anyonne pay lots of money to get a cosmo hair liscence.Oh
How The Goverment just stiffs thier nose.For life of - others doing (No
harm done,why is this a BigDeal of a very innocent skill)
Bravo Jestina! This law never was about public safety? But was instead a case
of an industry or trade association leveraging its political clout to place
artificial barriers to entry on indivivual entrepeneurs and keep prices for
cosmetological services artificially high. It is anti-competitve and
anti-capitalist. Shame on the legislature for ever having passed this
Would you go to an unlicensed doctor? Would you live or work in a building that
was designed by an unlicensed engineer? Would you trust the Dam built by an
unlicensed civil engineer? Would you trust your fate to an unlicensed lawyer?
Do you demand that the teachers that instruct your children are certified by the
state?If you said yes to any of those, think of this. Would you
want somebody working on your hair that could potentially spread lice, or other
problems to you? Granted with a license that doesn't prevent the problem, but
it does give you a line of recourse if something does go wrong.
@RedShirt"Would you go to an unlicensed doctor? Would you live or
work in a building that was designed by an unlicensed engineer? Would you trust
the Dam built by an unlicensed civil engineer? Would you trust your fate to an
unlicensed lawyer? Do you demand that the teachers that instruct your children
are certified by the state?"To answer your questions: No, no,
no, no, no, no. Would I go to an unlicensed barber? YesYour example
of spreading lice seems to me to be a rather nasty and unjustified insinuation
which I am surprised made it by the DN comment censors.
Re: BJR | 7:03 a.m. May 1, 2011 When it comes to common sense no one
has ever accused government of having any.