Preserving the Legacy of Natural Hair Care

About The NHBC

The Natural Hairstyle & Braid Coalition, Inc., (NHBC) is a New York-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2022.

Dedicated to preserving the legacy of the natural haircare industry we champion the NYS Natural Hair License, advocate for ethical practices, and promote access to safe, inclusive haircare for all nationally and globally.

The membership-based coalition is made up of licensed natural hairstylists, braiders, cosmetologists, educators, entrepreneurs, NGO’S, community leaders, as well as political and justice-focused organizations.

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Mission & Vision

The Natural Hairstyle & Braid Coalition's mission is to Elevate the ART & SCIENCE of the natural hair care industry through education and legislation on a global scale.

Incorporating our Four Pillars: Advocacy & Activism, Ethical Education, Business Development, and Community Health & Safety.

We envision a world where everyone has access to safe, ethical, and sustainable hair care regardless of hair type and texture.

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Natural Hairstyle & Braid Coalition Pillars

Advocacy & Activism

Advocacy & Activism

Create and uphold professional standards and protocols, with accompanying curriculum while spearheading legislation that protects the rights of hair care professionals and the consumer.

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Ethical Education

Foster growth and innovation in the industry while promoting the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and safety.

Business Development

Business Development

Assist natural hair care professionals in building sustainable careers through licensing, training and certification, while increasing career opportunities and service quality for clients.

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Set standards for public safety through proper sanitation practices and the implementation of safe and effective styling techniques for the natural hair community.

Natural Hair Survey

We are conducting a survey of hair care professionals and the community to better understand the needs, preferences, and opportunities that will help us elevate the Art and Science of the Natural Haircare Industry for generations to come.