The Louisiana Board of Cosmetology (BOC) issued a resolution on November 1, 2021, that revises its testing requirements. The resolution mandates that all Louisiana licensing exams must include a section on cutting textured hair. The licensing exam resolution will officially go into effect June 2022.
During the November 1, 2021, BOC board meeting, a resolution was passed unanimously and will now require cosmetology students in the state to be trained to cut textured hair. Textured hair includes wavy, curly, and coily hair in its natural state. The resolution aims to educate future cosmetologists on how to properly care for these specific hair types.