February 27, 2020

General Assembly exempts natural hair braiders from hairdressing/cosmetology licenses

On the last day of session legislators voted to exempt natural hair braiders from the state’s requirement...

February 27, 2020

Is licensing and regulating hairdressing worth the cost?

Representative Williams has long advocated for carving out an exception for hair braiding in the onerous licensing...

February 27, 2020

Natural hair braiders demonstrate their craft at the State House

A group of natural hair braiders gave a demonstration of their work outside the Rhode Island Senate...

February 27, 2020

Despite white discomfort, natural hair braiding is an issue of race and culture

“I take major offense at that,” said Rhode Island State Senator Elaine Morgan (Republican, District 34, Exeter...

February 27, 2020

Natural hair braiding supported across the political spectrum

“One thing I don’t see around me [here] is someone who actually wears weave and has hair...