nebraska beauty professionals deserve
Nebraska requires hair artists to get 1,800 hours of training in school – regardless of what service they want to provide, their background, or if an apprenticeship would let them start earning sooner.
Cosmetology school is a BIG investment – and beauty professionals have to spend a LOT of money before they are ever allowed to earn a penny, no matter what service they want to provide.
But some other states let beauty professionals blow dry and do natural styling – no chemicals, dyes, or cutting – without first getting a cosmetology license. This has created a lot of opportunity in the industry, for both artists and salon owners.
Nebraska is considering allowing blow-dry, special-event, and natural hair styling without first having to pay for 1,800 hours of school. Would this help you?
Nebraska is tied for 2nd most burdensome cosmetology Licensing laws in the country.
And the cost of complying with those laws is entirely on you. That’s not fair.
NEBRASKA HAIR ARTISTS:
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.
help us create opportunities for blow-dry and natural hair stylists in nebraska
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Aspiring beauty professionals spend, on average, $16,000 to attend state-required cosmetology school. And after spending all this money, many still have to get additional training because their school didn’t teach them what they needed to learn.
Students often go into a lot of student loan debt to afford school. But programs rarely graduate students on time, delaying—or even blocking—aspiring beauty professionals’ entry into the workforce, and increasing their debt burden.
Nebraska requires 1,800 hours of cosmetology school – even if an artist only wants to blow-dry style hair. The state is tied for second most burdensome laws in the country.
It’s not fair that beauty professionals face steeper and more costly licensing requirements than many other fields, including those directly linked to health and safety.
Beauty, Not Barriers is an initiative of the nonprofit institute for justice, dedicated to uplifting the beauty industry by breaking down barriers that force far too many beauty artists into debt, out of work, or unable to hire.
Beauty professionals deserve flexibility and options, like so many other occupations enjoy—not a one-size-fits-all approach that demands 1,800 hours of expensive training, regardless of one’s interests, goals, or background.
Beauty professionals deserve more options and flexibility.
Not everyone wants to use chemicals or engage in all the cosmetology skills: some beauty professionals only want to provide narrow services, like blow-dry or natural hair styling.
The Institute for Justice is a non-profit organization that works alongside beauty professionals and other workers nationwide to change laws that make it hard to earn a living. So often, state laws require way too much to work in an occupation—like expensive training that can teach things that are not necessary.