In federal court, three Idaho women are suing the state over its expensive training requirements for hair braiders.
According to the Idaho Statesman, the women, represented by the Institute for Justice, filed a lawsuit in Boise’s U.S. District Court on Tuesday against the Idaho Barber and Cosmetology Services Licensing Board.
In Idaho, professional hair braiding requires a cosmetology license, one of five states that still require it.
Even though cosmetology schools do not have to teach braiding techniques for naturally textured hair, licenses require 1,600 hours of training and can cost up to $20,000.
The office of Idaho’s Attorney General declined to comment on the lawsuit.
The fight goes on…