Bill Allowing Unlicensed 'Natural Hair Styling' Heads to Gov. Lee for Signature - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 9, 2019
Legislation allowing unlicensed “natural hair styling” passed the House of Representatives last night despite opposition from Memphis lawmakers, The Daily Memphian reports. The legislation will now head to the governor's office for his signature. Rep. Antonio Parkinson was one of the opposition voices, saying that he grew up in his mother’s hair salon and witnessed “atrocities” done to people who visited unlicensed hair professionals. However, despite efforts to add amendments to the bill, sponsor Rep. Mary Littleton stood firm against changes and it passed along party lines.