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In the News: Why It’s Illegal to Braid Hair Without a License
Should hair-braiding require a license? The state of Utah thinks so. In a recent edition of Planet Money, NPR correspondent Jacob Goldstein interviews Jestina from Utah who was banned from hair-braiding because she lacked the necessary licensing.
To get a license, Jestina would have to spend more than a year in cosmetology school. Tuition would cost $16,000 dollars or more.
On today’s show: Why it’s illegal to braid hair without a license in Utah. And why that rule — and hundreds of others like it in states all around the country — are a disaster for the U.S. economy.
Listen to the show here.