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New Ky. law says natural hair braiders no longer need cosmetology license

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A controversial hair braiding bill is signed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.

The new law means natural hair braiders no longer need a cosmetology license.

Many African braiders were working illegally from home, saying expensive beauty schools don't teach their craft.

Officials say many of the people benefiting from the new law are immigrants from West Africa.

The Kentucky Hair Braiders Association estimates at least 100 women, twist, curl and sew from their homes.

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