January 20, 2023

Textured Hair Professionals Join Forces To Educate And Galvanize New Yorkers In Support Of The State’s Historic Natural Hair License

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Contact: Imani Dawson | TCC Media | 646-389-9520 | idawson@clsj.org

January 20, 2023

TEXTURED HAIR PROFESSIONALS JOIN FORCES TO EDUCATE AND GALVANIZE NEW YORKERS IN SUPPORT OF THE STATE’S HISTORIC NATURAL HAIR LICENSE

Educational series will promote consumer safety and economic sustainability of the industry

New York, NY— Since its enactment in 1994, the pioneering New York State natural hairstyling license has provided crucial consumer health and safety regulations in the textured hair industry and economic stability for credentialed stylists, a group comprised largely of Black men and women. To support and strengthen the existing license, the first of its kind in the United States, and resist radical attempts at deregulation, the Natural Hairstyle & Braid Coalition (NHBC) has partnered with NY Beauty Suites (NYBS), a flexible workspace for licensed beauty professionals, to host a series of information sessions outlining the current occupational licensing requirements for Hairstylists and Braiders in New York State.  The first NYS State Natural Hairstyling License Information Session will be held Sunday, January 22nd 12 pm at NY Beauty Suites – Brooklyn Commons, 495 Flatbush Avenue, 2nd Floor

Inspired by the trailblazing braiders who advocated for the original natural hairstyling license, the NHBC continues the legacy by working with legislators to address the deep-rooted systemic barriers limiting braiders’ access to supporting consumers and building sustainable community businesses in one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most profitable industries.

These informational sessions are a safe space for Black women and allies to gather, learn, and ask questions of professional experts there to assist them in navigating the industry successfully.  

This information session is open to all licensed and non-licensed Braiders, Natural Hair Stylists, Cosmetologists, Locticians and Barbers.

WHEN: Sunday, Jan 22, 2023, from 12 pm – 3 pm

WHERE: NY Beauty Suites – Brooklyn Commons, 495 Flatbush Avenue, 2nd Floor

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About the NHBC

The Natural Hairstyle & Braid Coalition (NHBC) The Natural Hairstyle & Braid Coalition is a consortium of stylists and other beauty and justice-focused professionals working to preserve the legacy of the natural hair license in NYS by creating an inclusive, diverse, hygienic, safe and economically sustainable pathway for textured hair stylists. Their mission is to elevate the art and science of natural hair care.

About NY Beauty Suites

NYBeauty Suites is the first flexible workspace for state licensed and insured beauty professionals in New York City.  With two locations and rapidly expanding, NYBS is dedicated to providing a supportive community for Beautypreneurs to succeed in the ever changing, ever growing beauty industry.  

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