Two Black Women Win Lawsuit To Make African Hair-Braiding Legal In Iowa

By Kacie Whaley

Thanks to two Black women, braiders in Iowa no longer have to have a cosmetology license to practice their craft.

Aicheria Bell and Achan Agit sued the state of Iowa with the nonprofit law firm Institute for Justice, and won. Now, braiders will no longer face jail time for braiding without a license. The law, which …
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