Plain Talk: Does a Hair Braider Really Need 1,800 Hours of Training?


On this episode of Plain Talk I speak with an entrepreneur named Peace Suglo who tried to open a hair braiding business in Fargo. Unfortunately, to do so North Dakota law requires a person in that line of business to attend 1,800 hours of cosmetology training. Ironically, Sugly says, North Dakota’s cosmetology curriculum does no include hair braiding. Suglo joined me with Meagen Forbes, legislative counsel from the Institute for Justice, to talk about legislation in Bismarck aimed at fixing this problem and the issue of excessive occupational licensing requirement sin general.

Also state Senator Jessica Unruh (R-Beulah) talks about pore space, a complicated issue related to energy development which is kicking up a lot of dust in Bismarck as the legislative session enters the home stretch.

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