What is the NHBC?

The Natural Hairstyle & Braid Coalition (NHBC) is a New York-based organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of the natural haircare industry through education, legislation, and community empowerment. We champion the NYS Natural Hair License, advocate for ethical practices, and promote access to safe, inclusive haircare for all.

What is the NYS NH License?

It's the first-of-its-kind license in the U.S., specifically designed to ensure stylists possess the skills and knowledge to care for diverse hair textures safely and effectively.

Who needs a NYS NH License?

Anyone who styles natural hair for compensation in New York State requires this license.

How do I get a NYS NH License?

Information about regulations, fees, exams and how to apply can be found here: https://dos.ny.gov/natural-hair-styling