By Chris Lehman, OPB News
Some African-American hair stylists are objecting to an Oregon licensing rule that means they can’t braid hair without taking a two-year course. And they’re asking state lawmakers to take up the cause.
Amber Starks wants to put her braiding skills to work as a volunteer for African-American children in foster care. The Oregon Department of Human Services embraced the idea. But the Portland woman soon found that even a volunteer needs to get a cosmetology license. (LISTEN TO THE AUDIO BELOW, JUST SCROLL DOWN TO…Read full post