Three Idaho women are filing a lawsuit to address the braiding license requirements that they believe are “unnecessary”.

Author: KTVB Staff

Published: 1:00 PM MST March 8, 2022

Updated: 4:47 PM MST March 8, 2022

BOISE, Idaho — Three Idaho entrepreneurs and the Institute for Justice (IJ) held a press conference on the steps of the Idaho Capitol Building Tuesday to announce their lawsuit challenging existing requirements for braiding licenses.

Tedy Okech, Charlotte Amoussou and Sonia Ekemon have a combined 60 years of experience practicing African-style hair braiding, but under the current state law, they are unable to charge for their services.