Sunday, January 18, 2015

Arrested for Hair Braiding? Wow!

Jestina Clayton (college graduate, mother of three and a wife) from (originally from Sierra Leone) Centerville Salt Lake City, is a Hair braider and ran a business out of home. She was not a licensed cosmetologist, as required in Utah, when arrested. In April 2011, she sued Utah’s Dept of of Professional Licensing. Prior to arrest, she even received threats to close her business because it was illegal to practice natural hair care/braiding. She argued that the arrest was an unconstitutional infringement on her to make a living/income by doing performing a service that’s not included in cosmetology school. African hair braiding was/is not an art taught in beauty/cosmetology schools.  Jestina eventually applied for a license.  Read more and watch videos...

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