UNLICENSED: Popular TV hair stylists are not licensed to practice in Georgia

Last night Bravo TV aired a special featuring Atlanta celebrity hair stylists Derek “J” Johnson and “Miss Lawrence” Washington dishing on their RHOA co-stars. As you know, Derek J is a friend of the blog who was kind enough to sponsor a Total Makeover giveaway for my readers. So it pains me to reveal the shocking information that was passed on to me by a reader who I thought was being messy.

The reader emailed me to inquire about Lawrence’s source of income since, she said, he was not allowed to practice in Georgia without a license.

According to my reader who asked to remain anonymous, neither Derek J nor Lawrence are licensed to practice cosmetology in the state of Georgia. In fact, Lawrence’s cosmetology license was suspended last year after he applied for a license reinstatement — and the board leaned that he had been styling hair in Georgia for years on an expired license.

The board suspended Lawrence’s license for 2 years in accordance with a consent agreement that Lawrence signed last year. That means he cannot style hair in Georgia until his suspension is lifted in 2013.

On the other hand, Derek J has never held a cosmetology license to practice in Georgia. Derek does have a valid license in another state, which is not valid here in Georgia.

You’re probably wondering how hair stylists are able to style celebrities in Atlanta for so long without a license?

The simple answer is that the board has been hit with budget cuts and lay offs. The few remaining members of the cosmetology board meet twice a year to review actions taken against stylists or salons.

Stylists are required to be licensed in the state of Georgia to ensure that they meet the basic skill and safety requirements.

Out of the hundreds of complaints the cosmetology board receives about salons per year, only a handful are investigated. Ironically, Derek J’s salon, the J Spot, was cited in 2011 for operating with unlicensed stylists.

According to my source who is familiar with the subject, there are “hundreds” of stylists operating in the state of Georgia without a license. “That’s nothing new,” said my source.



 


215 Responses to “UNLICENSED: Popular TV hair stylists are not licensed to practice in Georgia”

  1. 1
    luVn_liFe... says:

    :shock:

  2. 2
    missmiami says:

    :tea: STEAMING HOT!!!! Dang Auntie :smack:

  3. 3
    luVn_liFe... says:

    SandraRose is thrying to clean her hands here, :nono: Sandy dont want no part of the shyte!

  4. 4
    Bella Master says:

    I refuse to believe these men are that damn stupid

  5. 5
    Sandra Rose says:

    I had a hard time sleeping last night after I heard about Derek practicing without a license. But the safety of the public is more important than free giveaways. :(

  6. 6
    Angiegirl says:

    Auntie, u aint have to do ur boy like that :no:

    Now how much hot, spicy, steeping, flavored teas u dont got about Tip and Tiny and u aint say nothing. That aint cool. U cut ur nose off to smite ur face on this one, all in the name of a story….. :spank:

  7. 7
    Ty says:

    Yall dont shoot me but I think Lawrenece is Fierce!! U better work hunty :thumbsup:

  8. 8
    Angiegirl says:

    *done…..Im gone to this meeting :kona: (hope my login work when I get back :thinking: )

    Hey Roses :waves: sorry was late to the party, and gotta leave early….

  9. 9
    Bella Master says:

    @Ty…I would wear that makeup :yes:

  10. 10
    Donna del Gatto says:

    this is good to know…for years Atlanta was a cosmetologist’s dream, so folks need to do their research before trusting somebody on their head!

  11. 11
    luVn_liFe... says:

    Bella! what it do…Brrrr its chilly.” Even though the Liscensing Dept is understaffed,you mean to tell me they wouldnt have the time to investigate Folks that are all Over the t.v. getting PAID for Reality spots that are endorsing their services and products :think:

  12. 12
    YSoSrs says:

    Derek J isn’t licensed to make Decatur Flava-Aids look like hoodrats?! Scandalous!! *pours out this weak tea*

  13. 13

    The shock and horror of it all.
    :coffee:

  14. 14
  15. 15
    Sandra Rose says:

    Angiegirl says:

    U cut ur nose off to smite ur face on this one, all in the name of a story…..
    ________________

    I had to do it :wail:

  16. 16
    Pinterest_Nazi says:

    My latte pumpkin spiced latte was hotter! Nothing new in GA or any other state. :coffee:

  17. 17
    Milky says:

    my :tea: is cold!!!

  18. 18
    mrsloveleigh says:

    Yes Miss Lawrence face is beat in that pic! He packages his self much better than Derek. I like Derek but i hate to see him “dressed” because his clothes are too tight all the time.

  19. 19
    sassyshe says:

    @ Ty :cosign:

  20. 20
    Ty says:

    According to my source who is familiar with the subject, there are “hundreds” of stylists operating in the state of Georgia without a license. “That’s nothing new,” said my source.
    _________
    Thats what I was trying to tell your Morning Thunderstorm pursuing that damn Playwriting Degree :coffee: Unfortuantely it doesnt stop with hair stylist hence Ms. Raymond :coffee:

  21. 21
    Diva says:

    That bish on the right….her face is beat!!!!!!!!

  22. 22
    luVn_liFe... says:

    Truth Be told!I thought Sandra was finally gonna spill the tea on LaLa!
    Hmmmph

  23. 23
    Sandra Rose says:

    luVn_liFe… says:

    Even though the Liscensing Dept is understaffed,you mean to tell me they wouldnt have the time to investigate Folks that are all Over the t.v.
    ______________

    I asked myself the same thing.

  24. 24
    DoNotDeleteMe says:

    Miss Lawrence kept Ish By Sheree’s hair and mustache in tip top shape! :cheer:

  25. 25
    iyonah says:

    Welp!!

  26. 26
    pointhimout says:

    LOL oh Sandra, hilarious. This isn’t tea though. Are they licensed at all? No one cares really. Derek J’s wide hoofs imposing on a pair of pumps is more interesting than this story, but i guess ur right in sharing the deets with the public.

  27. 27
    sassyshe says:

    Stylist operating without license is nothing new cause the shop only requires a business license but lets be real how many people ask their stylist to see their license? People just want to know if you can do some good hair which they both can

  28. 28
    Sam says:

    Is tiny’s “hair stylist” non licensed too?

  29. 29
    Diva says:

    Bellllllllllllllllllllla

  30. 30
    kingstonn says:

    Lawrence is smizing like his life depends on it. :lol:

  31. 31
    Pinterest_Nazi says:

    I have a black belt in sarcasm…

    Bye all :wave:

  32. 32
    Diva says:

    Sam says:

    Is tiny’s “hair stylist” non licensed too?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I’m sure that kitchen beautician is NOT!

  33. 33
    Sandra Rose says:

    @ luVn_liFe… I told you that La La is very fragile emotionally. Do you want to be responsible for her walking off the edge? :shrug:

  34. 34
    Diva says:

    :bye: Pinterest!

  35. 35
    Keesh says:

    Alrighty then….

    Wait…he was on NATIONAL TV DOING HAIR WITHOUT A LICENSE

    Why must I cry…..

  36. 36
    Keesh says:

    Alrighty then….

    Wait…he was on NATIONAL TV DOING HAIR WITHOUT A LICENSE

    Why must I cry…..

  37. 37

    I have a managing nail license and was a salon owner for over 10 years back home but my license is from another state. When I moved to Atlanta, I was thinking about opening another nail salon here but they are crazy as hell at state board! They wanted me to go back to school to get more hours when I had already owned a salon for years and did nails,trained my staff in proper nail care,taught classes and went to school to get my managing license to operate the salon I owned! I bowed out gracefully,this is a backward ass state smh! I chose another career path ofcourse lol. I’m not surprised about this post and they prolly was operating under a hairstylist who was actually licensed and they were a protege lol. A mess! :tea:

  38. 38
    luVn_liFe... says:

    Speaking Of Mz.Lawrence . . .
    Real Housewives of Atlanta honorary wife Miss Lawrence claims Kandi Burruss did the same thing to him that Kim Zolciak did to her…

    During last season of Real Housewives of Atlanta hair stylist Miss Lawrence and Kandi Burruss, hoping for a one hit wonder like Kim Zolciak’s ‘Tardy for the Party’, recorded a single called ‘Closet Freak.’ The single didn’t make much noise but Miss Lawrence thinks he got the short end of the stick.

    Last night on the Bravo special ‘Hairdressers Tell All’ Miss Lawrence implied Kandi was dishonest with the proceeds from the single and that it has made him reluctant to do business with friends.

  39. 39

    I hope Homeland Security or the F.B.I. round up these rouge hair stylists to protect the public!

    …at least get that ninja takin care of Beyonce’s nest.
    :coffee:

  40. 40
    Audacious2 says:

    Like Whoaaaa! This is really ill’.
    I really like Derek J.

  41. 41
    Xena68 says:

    here i thought you were going to reveal that Nelly and Ashanti were the 2nd party in T.i. & Tiny swinging activities :tea:

  42. 42
    sassyshe says:

    On another note Sandra whats the 411 on Sheree dropping Lawrence?

  43. 43
    Milky says:

    Sam says:

    Is tiny’s “hair stylist” non licensed too?

    _______________________________
    I would say yes, becuz Tiny’s hair be tore up and her own hair looks a hot mess. Im not letting anyone touch my hair if their has is lookin like cat’s been scratchin in it!!

  44. 44
    Sandra Rose says:

    Sam says:

    Is tiny’s “hair stylist” non licensed too?
    _______________

    Shekinah Jo Anderson is indeed licensed in Georgia. Tiny does not play that. :no:

  45. 45
    mzwhang90210 says:

    Wow Sandra…just…wow :eek:

    My grammy used to call “men” like these sissys.
    To her homosexuals and sissy’s were two diff things.

    Sissys love to:
    Wear make up and womens clothing
    Wear womens shoes, fake nails and hair
    Fight REAL women, with NO shame
    Go overboard trying to act “feminine”
    Switch when they walk
    Gossip and lie

    She once caught my sissy cousin wearing her moo-moo. She beat his A$$ with her house shoe.
    ahhh..memories! :rofl:

  46. 46
    Diva says:

    Keesh says:

    Alrighty then….

    Wait…he was on NATIONAL TV DOING HAIR WITHOUT A LICENSE

    Why must I cry…..

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    :bye: :ghost:

  47. 47
    WorkInProgress says:

    Now am gonna ask my hairdresser on Friday to see her license. It’s gonna be a tough conversation but I gotta look out for my follicles.

  48. 48
    luVn_liFe... says:

    Sandra Rose says:
    I told you that La La is very fragile emotionally. Do you want to be responsible for her walking off the edge?
    ~ ~ ~ ~
    :shrug:
    I guess it wouldnt Be Nice :ashamed:

  49. 49
    WorkInProgress says:

    That bish on the right….her face is beat!!!!!!!!
    ……….
    :yes: won’t let her near my hair but she can do my makeup anyday.

  50. 50
    Ty says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    I had a hard time sleeping last night after I heard about Derek practicing without a license. But the safety of the public is more important than free giveaways
    ____________
    So do u honestly think Shekinah is licensed? I love Shekinah’s crazy azz but last be real :think:

  51. 51
    dancerbee93 says:

    Call me lame @Sassy but I do ask to see if the stylist holds a license and if they have a specialty like in weave and natural hair… I care too much for my hair to just let anybody fry and dye it. Ive been going to the same stylist for 15 years and i ask that chic every renewal time..”lemme me see that renewal boo boo” :shrugs: I aint got time to lose all my hair and the heaux aint got a damn license

  52. 52
    sassyshe says:

    Sandra we will take full responsibility for LaLa. If it makes you feel better do her story as a blind item

  53. 53
    Milky says:

    @ luVn_liFe… I told you that La La is very fragile emotionally. Do you want to be responsible for her walking off the edge?
    _____________________________________________

    well she doesnt need to have a reality show or always posing up for the paparazzi!!

  54. 54
    luVn_liFe... says:

    WorkInProgress says:
    Now am gonna ask my hairdresser on Friday to see her license. It’s gonna be a tough conversation but I gotta look out for my follicles.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    they typically have em’posted on their station

  55. 55
    tintin1979 says:

    seriously. this is really not that serious.

    and Sandra, you didn’t have to do this story and screw your friend over. This is a blog meaning you choose what you put on it.

  56. 56
    Sam says:

    Sandra Rose says:
    I told you that La La is very fragile emotionally. Do you want to be responsible for her walking off the edge?

    is this :sarcasm: :huh:

  57. 57
    YSoSrs says:

    Since when do folks really care about their beautician’s being licensed? I doubt that chick that got a FREE makeover gave/gives a good gotdamn. Please. :rolleyes:

  58. 58
    Diva says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Sam says:

    Is tiny’s “hair stylist” non licensed too?
    _______________

    Shekinah Jo Anderson is indeed licensed in Georgia. Tiny does not play that.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology met on November 22, 2010 at the Professional

    CO113069
    Anderson, Shekinah J
    Master Cosmetologist
    Active

  59. 59
    Ty says:

    Donna del Gatto says:

    this is good to know…for years Atlanta was a cosmetologist’s dream
    ___________
    Yep and those same folks moved from their kitchens to local shops

  60. 60
    Bella Master says:

    Luv and Divvvaaaaaaaa :hug:

    :warning: Luv!!!! Gonna be in low 50′s tomorrow!!! Bring out the trenchcoat and boots with the furrrrrrrrr

  61. 61
    Sam says:

    Divaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Your grandson is perfection :yahoo:

  62. 62
    Milky says:

    @dancerbee :hug: hey bew!!

  63. 63
    ReadingIsFundamental says:

    I’m just wondering if you could have gone about this another way? Have you spoken to him at least to let him know that you were going to be doing this? I bet he is the cleanest non-licensed stylist in Atlanta. You have a lot of Atlanta readers and I’m sure it’s the non-celeb stylists without a license, since you mentioned it’s no big whoop in Atlanta (gross), that are more likely to be a health hazard. What is the difference between him and one of your readers going to ShayShay’s house up the block to get their hair done?

    I hope he can get this figured out and you can post a positive outcome to this story.

  64. 64
    Diva says:

    WorkInProgress says:

    That bish on the right….her face is beat!!!!!!!!
    ……….
    won’t let her near my hair but she can do my makeup anyday.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^yes indeed

  65. 65
    free says:

    everything should be done DECENTLY and IN ORDER. get your shyts together gentleladies!

  66. 66
    Sandra Rose says:

    WorkInProgress says:

    Now am gonna ask my hairdresser on Friday to see her license. It’s gonna be a tough conversation but I gotta look out for my follicles.
    _______________

    I won’t ask my hair stylist because I don’t want to offend her. But I will sneak a peek at her license when she’s not looking. :lol:

  67. 67
    Diva says:

    Sam says:

    Divaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Your grandson is perfection

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Thanks Sammmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  68. 68
    sassyshe says:

    @dancer I understand, when I lived in NY the two stylist I used were.licensed. When I moved to GA the shop I used to go to used apprentice so I learnt how many shops operated and I refused to pay the apprentice for a job I can do myself. Instead we sent.my sis to school for cosmetology and she does all our colors and blow outs

  69. 69
    Diva says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    WorkInProgress says:

    Now am gonna ask my hairdresser on Friday to see her license. It’s gonna be a tough conversation but I gotta look out for my follicles.
    _______________

    I won’t ask my hair stylist because I don’t want to offend her. But I will sneak a peek at her license when she’s not looking.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Get it Sandy…what you gone git done ma?

  70. 70
    Sandra Rose says:

    Xena68 says:

    here i thought you were going to reveal that Nelly and Ashanti were the 2nd party in T.i. & Tiny swinging activities :tea:
    __________________
    :lol:

  71. 71
    Diva says:

    fuggin dead @gentleladies!

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    WorkInProgress says:

    WorkInProgress says:
    Now am gonna ask my hairdresser on Friday to see her license. It’s gonna be a tough conversation but I gotta look out for my follicles.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    they typically have em’posted on their station

    oh… I forgot to add sarcasm:

  73. 73
    MsChavo says:

    Whistle Blower!!!

  74. 74
    Ty says:

    WorkInProgress says:

    Now am gonna ask my hairdresser on Friday to see her license. It’s gonna be a tough conversation but I gotta look out for my follicles.
    _________
    Yeah chile before they have your edges looking like some hashbrowns scattered, smothered, and covered :nono:

  75. 75
    Bella Master says:

    I’m gonna report my mom to the florida state department for all those years she relaxed my hair without a license!!!

    :typing:

  76. 76
    luVn_liFe... says:

    Ok lets get a Post on Hurricane Sandy :shrug: Uhh what the h.e.l.l.

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    Milky says:

    I won’t ask my hair stylist because I don’t want to offend her. But I will sneak a peek at her license when she’s not looking.

    ____________________________________________
    she should not be offended, either she has one or she doesnt. It’s not like ur askin her a personal question. That business Sandra strictly business!!

  78. 78
    lovezoe says:

    Everybody been to a kitchen stylist once or twice. These “weave shops” here advertise that they looking for people, don’t have to be licensed. The theist is real.

  79. 79
    Ty says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Xena68 says:

    here i thought you were going to reveal that Nelly and Ashanti were the 2nd party in T.i. & Tiny swinging activities
    __________________
    :popcorn:

  80. 80
    luVn_liFe... says:

    Bella Master says:
    I’m gonna report my mom to the florida state department for all those years she relaxed my hair without a license!!!
    ~ ~ ~ ~ `
    :lol:

  81. 81
    mzwhang90210 says:

    Ty says:

    Yeah chile before they have your edges looking like some hashbrowns scattered, smothered, and covered
    ______________________________
    :hug:
    This is why I adore you!!

    :rofl:

  82. 82
    brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

    My Momma aint neve went to know hair school and she did just fine with my hair and sister hair.. :coffee:

  83. 83
    WorkInProgress says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    WorkInProgress says:

    Now am gonna ask my hairdresser on Friday to see her license. It’s gonna be a tough conversation but I gotta look out for my follicles.
    _______________

    I won’t ask my hair stylist because I don’t want to offend her. But I will sneak a peek at her license when she’s not looking.
    ……….
    truth be told. I haven’t seen it in a long time. I see their price change increase, we dont do checks, please watch your badadd kids notices. But I can’t remember the last time I saw her license.

  84. 84
    YSoSrs says:

    For real? :blink:

  85. 85
    brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

    ***never went to no hair school**** :lol:

  86. 86
    Pinterest_Nazi says:

    After 58465860703 years of getting yall hair did yall wanna see a license now? If your ass wasn’t concerned than why now?? Is it because pump it up blew the whistle??

  87. 87
    brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

    Derrick and side kick call me I will defend yall on this cause it is total BS. Just hit sandymae up.. :coffee: I will get yall out of this mess..

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    WorkInProgress says:

    Since when do folks really care about their beautician’s being licensed? I doubt that chick that got a FREE makeover gave/gives a good gotdamn. Please.
    ……..
    for real. when ppl stop and ask “who do your hurr” all they going off off is how good your hair looks. they don’t ever follow up with “she got a valid license”

  89. 89
    mzwhang90210 says:

    WorkInProgress says:

    a peek at her license when she’s not looking.
    ……….
    truth be told. I haven’t seen it in a long time. I see their price change increase, we dont do checks, please watch your badadd kids notices. But I can’t remember the last time I saw her license.
    _____________________
    Those licenses are usually hanging askew in a frame…the glass all splashed with stray spritz & hairspray…right below the framed 1st dolla they earned.

  90. 90
    Sam says:

    Some of the folks I see in Atlanta I thought they did their own hair and make-up cause….. :eek:

    Anyhoo I don’t see the big deal, who you know carries weight I’m sure lot of folks don’t care who got a license in what, some shops offer it all hair, nails, feet, butt injections, a boutique, a train to the underground butt railroad all on a special :shrug:

  91. 91
    Bella Master says:

    On the phone with state department now:

    (1)Has your mother ever burned you with a straightening comb? YES
    (2)Has your mother ever applied grease to your scalp immediately following a relaxer? YES
    (3)Has your mother ever put the rubberbands too tight around your edges? YES YES YES

    I’m about to get paid yall! :danban1:

  92. 92

    I’m mas ole boy to da right makeup kinda fly as hell :tea:

  93. 93
    Donna del Gatto says:

    it’s fine if folks DON’T care about the red tape, but I do… :shrugs:

    My stylist has her licensed displayed and current at all times…the shop owner does not play that at all :no:

  94. 94
    cheeks8683 says:

    Does that mean that Derk J has to give up his hair show crown for 2009 or whenever he won on that Good Hair movie? :coffee:

    Auntie you’s a mean one Mr. Grinch :wail:

    please don’t take away my sign-in…Its all in good fun :)

  95. 95
    luVn_liFe... says:

    @Donna del Gatto and You GOTs NICE Huuuur too :D

  96. 96
    SOTHERNGRL says:

    Here in Alabama they have them posted by their stations and so do the nail people.

  97. 97
    Pinterest_Nazi says:

    Donna…

    Referring to those who didn’t give 2 fks if their hairstylist was licensed or now. Should be the 1 of the first things you ask when you walk into a shop…. I digress

  98. 98
    Ty says:

    Pinterest_Nazi says:

    After 58465860703 years of getting yall hair did yall wanna see a license now? If your ass wasn’t concerned than why now?? Is it because pump it up blew the whistle??
    _______________
    :casket:

    &

    :dead: @ gentleladies

  99. 99
    Cha Cha says:

    Was it me or did Derek J seem a little embarrassed by some of Lawrences antics..LOL He was looking at him like you doing to much bro :lol:

    Sandrita no picture coverage of the weekends Halloween parties

  100. 100
    tintin1979 says:

    you know some hater ratted them out right. Probably one of their competitors. I mean Derek J was in that “Good Hair” movie. How come Chris Rock didn’t confirm ahead of time he was licensed.

    Cause no one cares.

  101. 101
    mzwhang90210 says:

    Sandra you DO know that you are going to be all kinds of “blankety blank fish baskets” for this here one dontcha?

  102. 102
    Donna del Gatto says:

    @luVn

    Thanks bew! My stylist is a beast and she takes special CARE of me! :yes:

  103. 103
    DoNotDeleteMe says:

    :offtopic:

    Obummer said that Black Americans want to keep Michelle “Buck-Tooth, Weird Lip” Obummer as “FLOTUS.”

    #HE AIN’T TAWKIN’ ‘BOUT ME :tea:

  104. 104
    luVn_liFe... says:

    I guess that website derekjhair dot com will not be coming anytime soon :eek:

  105. 105
    Pinterest_Nazi says:

    Cha cha charmin!!!!!!!!!!

  106. 106
    Donna del Gatto says:

    @Pinterest

    Yup… :yes:

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    free says:

    Georgia Board of Cosmetology License Information

    Last Updated: June 28, 2012 (from beauty schools directory)

    In order to obtain a license in cosmetology, esthetics or nail technology in the state of Georgia, students must complete the requirements listed below from the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology.

    When getting a Georgia cosmetology license or other beauty practitioner certification, you must attend a licensed school and complete the state of Georgia’s minimum required training hours and then take the state’s cosmetology board exams. After finishing your training, you are required to pass a licensing exam issued by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. Once you pass this exam, you will receive your Georgia cosmetology license shortly thereafter. You’re now able to work in the state of Georgia. Keep in mind, even though Georgia requires only 5 hours of continuing education to renew some licenses, you may wish to consider taking additional cosmetology continuing education hours in Georgia annually to stay current on the latest trends.

    If barber license applicants are convicted of a felony, they must go before the board to attend school or get licensed, per a law passed in 1937. Each applicant will be considered on a case-by-case basis. GA does allow apprenticeship – see the required hours below.

    Georgia Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

    COSMETOLOGIST LICENSE: 1500 Hours / 3000 Hours Apprenticeship
    ESTHETICIAN LICENSE: 1000 Hours / 2000 Hours Apprenticeship
    NAIL TECHNICIAN LICENSE: 525 Hours / 2050 Hours Apprenticeship
    BARBER LICENSE: 1500 Hours / 3000 Hours Apprenticeship
    COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR LICENSE: License + 750 Hours +

    Georgia Cosmetology License Renewal

    Georgia beauty practitioner licenses must be renewed every two years, by March 31 of even-numbered years. The current cost to renew your license is $50. GA requires you to complete 5 cosmetology continuing education hours during each period to renew.

    Cosmetology License Reciprocity (Transfer) in Georgia

    Applicants who wish to transfer their licenses from other states must submit a reciprocity application to the board, verification of licensure in your home state, and proof of your cosmetology training hours. The board will review all applications for transfer. Reciprocity is usually granted to applicants who have current cosmetology, nail technician or esthetician licenses from other states or countries where there are similar education and licensure requirements that are substantially equal to those in this GA.

  108. 108
    YSoSrs says:

    @BELLA

    Give me that number. I got some money coming to me too. I’m sure I can sue for getting a Jheri Curl done in somebody’s bedroom when I was too young to protest. :rules:

  109. 109
    Donna del Gatto says:

    @Cha Cha

    :dance:

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    WorkInProgress says:

    Those licenses are usually hanging askew in a frame…the glass all splashed with stray spritz & hairspray
    ……..
    No wonder I don’t see it. she can barely find her spritz or rat-tail comb. but she does gud hurr! yesireeee!!

  111. 111
    sassyshe says:

    So is derek j going to be the lance armstrong of the hair world :think:

  112. 112
    luVn_liFe... says:

    welp . . .
    Twitts are telling @DerekJhair about this Post :tea:
    you ReaDY Mz.Rose?

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    Bella Master says:

    Yso!

    1-800-YO-MAMA-WAS-NOT-A-COSMETOLOGIST-EITHER

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    Cha Cha says:

    @Pinterest…who are you…if I had to take a wild guess..Yso?

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    YSoSrs says:

    @TINTIN

    You’re right. No one cares. All this “concern” and “outrage” I’m seeing in this post…Well. :coffee:

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    free says:

    SOTHERNGRL says: Here in Alabama they have them posted by their stations and so do the nail people.

    ********************

    i think that’s a shop requirement because i have not been to a shop in atlanta where they weren’t prominently displayed. these two must own their own shops or go house to house.

    i posted the requirements and they even have reciprocity with other states so it’s not that damn hard to do.

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    Pinterest_Nazi says:

    @Cha cha

    Kei

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    MsB says:

    My cousin will lay some hair but her hair is never done… I know a few beauticians like that. My other cousin doesn’t have her license but she is attending school, but has been doin hair since she was about 15 and I go to her faithfully. :tea:

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    Ty says:

    Does that mean that Derk J has to give up his hair show crown for 2009 or whenever he won on that Good Hair movie?
    ______________
    As long as they dont touch his Hair Battle show we’re good :karate:

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    San says:

    Who cares long as they hook my hair up. Lot of ppl doin illegal ish rite now or on our work comp knowing our sups wldnt have that. Who cares

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    YSoSrs says:

    @BELLA

    Thanks! Moneymoneymoneymoney :yahoo:

    CHA!! :woohoo:

    I’m still me. Are you still you?

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    brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

    dancerbee93 says:

    Call me lame @Sassy but I do ask to see if the stylist holds a license and if they have a specialty like in weave and natural hair… I care too much for my hair to just let anybody fry and dye it. Ive been going to the same stylist for 15 years and i ask that chic every renewal time..”lemme me see that renewal boo boo” I aint got time to lose all my hair and the heaux aint got a damn license

    _____________________________________________________________

    you dont need a license to know how to craft a skill the license is for the government only… that’s it… they can have a license and still Fck Up…. have u seen the Plastic surgeons in LA messing up folks faces, how about Dr. Murry, it’s so many…… teachers have license, but that dont stop them from feeling on these lil kids :coffee:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    :think: I wonder if BRAVO Was aware of this?

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    Cha Cha says:

    Okay no I see Ysolita….and who is Donna Del…Im soooo lost these days …ALL OF yous HOLD ME :hug:

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    Ty says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    @ luVn_liFe… I told you that La La is very fragile emotionally. Do you want to be responsible for her walking off the edge?
    ___________
    We’ll take the tea on her husband instead :sarcasm: How long do u think she will be fragile? Been waiting since last year

    :popcorn:

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    free says:

    yall mamas/sister nems and professionals in the trade are two different things. my mama did first aid but she ain’t no nurse.

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    Donna del Gatto says:

    @Cha Cha

    *puffs out tail and arches back*

    Happy Halloween!

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    mzwhang90210 says:

    luVn_liFe… says:

    welp . . .
    Twitts are telling @DerekJhair about this Post
    you ReaDY Mz.Rose?
    ____________________
    Sandra betta watch out for size 10 triple wide Louboutins flying at her head.
    DUCK Sannnnnndra!!

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    Cha Cha says:

    KEI :yahoo: HEYYYY BOOSKI hows the lil manster

    @Ysolita….Im still meeh guhl!! How are my nephews?? are they dressing up for Halloween?

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    Bella Master says:

    Senorita Sandra betta watch her back in the parking lots!

    You don’t mess with a woman’s stylist :no: Let Derek J and Lawrence be forced into hiding because of this. Gonna be lots of wild looking women coming afta her!!

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    dancerbee93 says:

    @milky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:woohoo:

    Hows everyone?? :hugs: I miss the Rose Crew

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    someone done threw up Derek J’s Liscense from OHIO :blink:

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    YSoSrs says:

    @CHA

    Come here. :hugs:

    It’s okay. Most of these newbies seem alright. A few though… :no:

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    WorkInProgress says:

    you dont need a license to know how to craft a skill the license is for the government only… that’s it… they can have a license and still Fck Up…. have u seen the Plastic surgeons in LA messing up folks faces, how about Dr. Murry, it’s so many…… teachers have license, but that dont stop them from feeling on these lil kids
    ………
    :applause: and a standing ovation

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    Ty says:

    I wonder if Tamar’s carving mechanic was licensed cause she is looking more like that mask from Saw :shrug:

    @ Luv let us know whats going on on Twitter

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    tintin1979 says:

    oh shoot. DerekJ responded to Sandra. Maybe the problem is people don’t know Derek J. real name so they assuming.

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    dancerbee93 says:

    :hugs:

    MzWhang
    Yso
    Ty
    free
    luvn
    San

    Anddd to all the others I have left out

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    San says:

    :hi: dancer

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    free says:

    Derek J says: @SandraRose can you tell you source to go to state board and tell them to hurry up my app been there since April lol

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    San says:

    :hi: ms. Whang

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    Diva says:

    Donna del Gatto says:

    @Cha Cha

    *puffs out tail and arches back*

    Happy Halloween!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    *puffs out tail and arches back* I thought I knew juu!!!!! meow

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    Why is Derek J looking like Rickey Smiley in that pic up top no ma’am :nono:

    My hairstylist isn’t licensed but he keeps my hair ON POINT shouts outs to Kelrese :grin:

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    Blackswan says:

    Derek J says: @SandraRose can you tell you source to go to state board and tell them to hurry up my app been there since April
    ______________________________________________________________________

    This is why I love Derek J big wide feet stuffed into pumps and all….

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    ReadingIsFundamental says:

    @ free ….and this is why I was wondering if Sandra spoke to him before putting this up. I understand she feels she has a reliable source but, since he is a friend of the blog, I would think there would have been at least a conversation with him before putting this up.

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    Diva says:

    @dancer :kiss:

    Hey San :hug:

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    Pinterest_Nazi says:

    @Cha

    He’s good added a lil girl into the mix :)

    #nomalikpayne

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    Cha Cha :hug:

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    dancerbee93 says:

    :woohoo: Cha Cha!!! how u be?

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    dancerbee93 says:

    @Diva baaaabyyyy Miss Lawrence is working those eyes hunty!!!

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    Diva says:

    GAGIRL87 says:

    Why is Derek J looking like Rickey Smiley in that pic up top no ma’am

    My hairstylist isn’t licensed but he keeps my hair ON POINT shouts outs to Kelrese

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Kelly + Tyrese = Kelrese

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    San says:

    Oh yea and friends dnt put friends on blast, least not in public

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    I love that pink on Mr. Lawrence lips it’s pretty :yawn:

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    free says:

    ReadingIsFundamental says: @ free ….and this is why I was wondering if Sandra spoke to him before putting this up. I understand she feels she has a reliable source but, since he is a friend of the blog, I would think there would have been at least a conversation with him before putting this up.

    ****************************

    it’s incomplete and/or pending so i *think* she is correct.

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    Diva says:

    dancerbee93 says:

    @Diva baaaabyyyy Miss Lawrence is working those eyes hunty!!!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Chile, ain’t he though!!!!!!!!! WERK

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    Donna del Gatto says:

    :rofl:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    @DancerBee93 :wave:

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    @ Diva gul you cray :rofl:

    Nawl we just call him Reese as in Reesecup :wink:

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    Diva says:

    GAGIRL87 says:

    I love that pink on Mr. Lawrence lips it’s pretty

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That shade is FIERCE on his lips!!!! hatehim dot com

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    sassyshe says:

    Ohhh Derek J done posted his license application thats been sitting in the state office since April.

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    Diva says:

    GAGIRL87 says:

    @ Diva gul you cray

    Nawl we just call him Reese as in Reesecup

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    :rofl:

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    Keesh says:

    Blackswan says:

    Derek J says: @SandraRose can you tell you source to go to state board and tell them to hurry up my app been there since April
    ______________________________________________________________________

    This is why I love Derek J big wide feet stuffed into pumps and all….

    I Die :hahaha:

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    ReadingIsFundamental says:

    Rather she is right or wrong, I still think she should have reached out to him first is all. Then, she could have added his side to the story.

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    Ty says:

    :wave: @ Dancer

    :dead: @ Diva u know we will put a name together in a minute :rofl: My childhood friends name is Sparkeesha :ashamed:

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    dancerbee93 says:

    :hi: Ga!!!

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    @ Diva three snaps and ah twist #werkbish :woohoo:

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    phreeurself says:

    FYI your cosmetologist should have their license visibly posted on their station so that you can see it. (Licensed stylist here btw lol). Unlicensed hustle nothing new, but I’ve had to correct sooooo much damage done as a result of getting a “hook-up”

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    Heyyy Dancer and Ty :waves:

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    Keesh says:

    sassyshe says:

    Ohhh Derek J done posted his license application thats been sitting in the state office since April.

    Say it aint so….

    @Auntie, now would be a good time to rat out your source…. Let me find out its Tiny..

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    Ty says:

    ReadingIsFundamental says:

    Rather she is right or wrong, I still think she should have reached out to him first is all. Then, she could have added his side to the story.
    ___________
    :cosign:

  171. 171
    Keesh says:

    phreeurself says:

    FYI your cosmetologist should have their license visibly posted on their station so that you can see it. (Licensed stylist here btw lol). Unlicensed hustle nothing new, but I’ve had to correct sooooo much damage done as a result of getting a “hook-up”

    I feel ya! I cant do hook ups no moe..If you or your assistant burn my neck or scalp up, we all going to something called COURT!

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    Diva says:

    Ty says:

    @ Dancer

    @ Diva u know we will put a name together in a minute My childhood friends name is Sparkeesha

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    :yes: we will…. :dead: @Sparkeesha! whew lawd diva can’t breathe!!!! take me now :ghost:

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    I know my boo (Kelrese) ain’t licensed but I’ve been down w/ him so long I can’t change up who else can do a weave like my boo nobody :cry:

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    dancerbee93 says:

    This is why I love Derek J big wide feet stuffed into pumps and all….

    I Die
    —————
    right!! Like a can of biscuits that was just opened :hahaha:

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    free says:

    so i went out on the searchable site: you can put in their name and see how long they’ve been licensed in the state. my stylist has been licensed since 87 but when i searched on derek’s name–nothing. he doesn’t show up in the DB. that post must be his application status. but at least he tried albeit just a few months ago.

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    Diva says:

    GAGIRL87 says:

    @ Diva three snaps and ah twist #werkbish
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    *bats eyelashes*

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    Diva says:

    dancerbee93 says:

    This is why I love Derek J big wide feet stuffed into pumps and all….

    I Die
    —————
    right!! Like a can of biscuits that was just opened
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Oh the visual :rofl:

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    I met a girl name SpinNesha about a month ago #WHEREDEYDODATAT :no:

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    Diva says:

    GAGIRL87 says:

    I met a girl name SpinNesha about a month ago #WHEREDEYDODATAT

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    We gotta stop with this here :smack: my people

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    Ty says:

    free says:

    so i went out on the searchable site: you can put in their name and see how long they’ve been licensed in the state. my stylist has been licensed since 87 but when i searched on derek’s name–nothing. he doesn’t show up in the DB. that post must be his application status. but at least he tried albeit just a few months ago.
    ____________
    He was licensed in Ohio so at least he went to school, put his shop hours in, and is attemtping to get his license swtiched over to GA. I want Lawrence to show me how he blended his eyes :yes:

  182. 182
    free says:

    phreeurself says: FYI your cosmetologist should have their license visibly posted on their station so that you can see it. (Licensed stylist here btw lol). Unlicensed hustle nothing new, but I’ve had to correct sooooo much damage done as a result of getting a “hook-up”

    *****************

    this lady came in, with a nice lil mushroom, asking for help. when she lifted up those flaps of hair the hair underneath was burnt like the chicago fire had been through that bytch!

  183. 183
    Diva says:

    Ty says:

    free says:

    so i went out on the searchable site: you can put in their name and see how long they’ve been licensed in the state. my stylist has been licensed since 87 but when i searched on derek’s name–nothing. he doesn’t show up in the DB. that post must be his application status. but at least he tried albeit just a few months ago.
    ____________
    He was licensed in Ohio so at least he went to school, put his shop hours in, and is attemtping to get his license swtiched over to GA. I want Lawrence to show me how he blended his eyes

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The right blending brush!!! I lubs the BH Cosmetics one… purfect eyes err time!

  184. 184
    Diva says:

    free says:

    phreeurself says: FYI your cosmetologist should have their license visibly posted on their station so that you can see it. (Licensed stylist here btw lol). Unlicensed hustle nothing new, but I’ve had to correct sooooo much damage done as a result of getting a “hook-up”

    *****************

    this lady came in, with a nice lil mushroom, asking for help. when she lifted up those flaps of hair the hair underneath was burnt like the chicago fire had been through that bytch!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Free, you is killing me right now with ^^^^^^^^^^^^

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    Keesh says:

    That pic of Lawrence is BEAUTIFULLLLLLL, should be a crime for men to look that damn gawjus…

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    Ty says:

    @ Diva…is that the neutral palette :think: I keep looking at his eyes trying to figure out what he used :shrug:

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    dancerbee93 says:

    I want Lawrence to show me how he blended his eyes
    ———————
    yes guhhhhlll..They are hawt hawt hawt!!! oh wait is he a licensed blend ologist!!?? :coffee:

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    free says:

    Ty says: He was licensed in Ohio so at least he went to school, put his shop hours in, and is attemtping to get his license swtiched over to GA. I want Lawrence to show me how he blended his eyes

    *************************

    Lawrence Washington
    Profession: Cosmetology
    License No: CO103194
    License Status: Probation :rofl:
    License Type: Master Cosmetologist
    Obtained By Method: Application / Licensure
    Issue Date: 7/9/2007
    Expiration Date: 3/31/2014

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    dancerbee93 says:

    185

    Keesh says:

    That pic of Lawrence is BEAUTIFULLLLLLL, should be a crime for men to look that damn gawjus…
    ——————–
    I knooooooo!!! Some of these men slayyyyyy with the make-up!!

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    free says:

    they are both qualified but are driving without a license. get it together ladies!

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    Diva says:

    @Ty, it looks like neutral colors with the darker smokey black on the lid with white in the corners of the eye blended out. Now whether that’s the pallette he used, ION know. I’mma try this when I get home…see if I can recreate the look!

    @Dancer, blend ologist….guhl get! :rofl:

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    Ty says:

    @ Dancer looking at Free’s post….no but I will let him do my makeup on probation :thumbsup:

    He probably windmilled the hell outta somebody :coffee:

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    Diva says:

    dancerbee93 says:

    185

    Keesh says:

    That pic of Lawrence is BEAUTIFULLLLLLL, should be a crime for men to look that damn gawjus…
    ——————–
    I knooooooo!!! Some of these men slayyyyyy with the make-up!!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    They gone fugg around and make me take a makeup class to perfect my already skills~ I got that damn smokey eye down to perfection though!

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    Keesh says:

    free says:

    they are both qualified but are driving without a license. get it together ladies!

    giggling….

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    mzwhang90210 says:

    :newpost: is up!
    can we say “rachet?”

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    dancerbee93 says:

    @ty right!!! Ill take a class but dont charge me for you bootleg services sir

    @diva girlll I use to go and “hang out” by the mac cunter in nordstrom so I could learn from this girlie man how to blend my reds…I kept saying “im coming in to get a my free makeover” :hahah:

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    Trendsetter says:

    luVn_liFe… says:

    Truth Be told!I thought Sandra was finally gonna spill the tea on LaLa!
    Hmmmph

    ________________

    WHAT TEA???

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    Ty says:

    @ Trend lets see…Lala is allegedly

    bisexual and brought others in the bedroom with her and hubby

    involved in the girls club that included Kesha Knight (yeah Rudy)

    trapped Melo into marrying her with the dl dirt she has on him

    what else did I miss :think:

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    mistarie says:

    DoNotDeleteMe says:

    Obummer said that Black Americans want to keep Michelle “Buck-Tooth, Weird Lip” Obummer as “FLOTUS.”

    #HE AIN’T TAWKIN’ ‘BOUT ME
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    :kona:

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Derek J says: @SandraRose can you tell you source to go to state board and tell them to hurry up my app been there since April

    :applause: Class act, I tell you. I loved him last night on RHOA. He just refused to be messy like Lawrence. And although Lawrence STAYS beat…he is still just a messy queen.

  200. 200
    Trendsetter says:

    Ty says:

    @ Trend lets see…Lala is allegedly

    bisexual and brought others in the bedroom with her and hubby

    involved in the girls club that included Kesha Knight (yeah Rudy)

    trapped Melo into marrying her with the dl dirt she has on him

    what else did I miss

    ___________________________

    What?! where the hell have I been…well damn

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    ReadingIsFundamental says:

    So, Lawrence does have a license. Probation is not suspended right? Doesn’t probation mean you can practice but, you are just being closely watched?

    I need this post updated with what the real deal is.

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    Carrington says:

    Soooo, Sandra – since Derek gave away a hairization packet on this site and another one I saw recently, is it possible that he knew this was about to bust, so he made friends at the blogs with the hopes that a free just for me would be remembered and y’all wouldn’t report it?

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    Sandra Rose says:

    @ Carrington: that is indeed possible. The timing is a bit odd. He’s on Twitter saying he applied in April. Well it’s almost November. It doesn’t take that long to approve an application. :no:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    ReadingIsFundamental says:

    So, Lawrence does have a license. Probation is not suspended right?
    ________________

    His license is suspended until next year.

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    Bre says:

    You can verify Georgia licenses here: https://secure.sos.state.ga.us/myverification/

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    Sandra Rose says:

    @ mistarie: The board does not take 6 months to approve an application — especially if a check accompanied that application. The board does not leave any checks un-cashed. :nono:

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    Carrington says:

    So, is there any liability if someone’s edges end up like Naomi’s, particularly since he represented himself as a licensed hair doer?

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    anw_rootbeer says:

    The best hari dressers r the 1s with no licenses! IJS i stay getting my weave tight in somebody kitchen LMAO

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    Ewwww SHADE!! :no:

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    datsmdubya2u says:

    you dont need a license to know how to craft a skill the license is for the government only… that’s it… they can have a license and still Fck Up…. have u seen the Plastic surgeons in LA messing up folks faces, how about Dr. Murry, it’s so many…… teachers have license, but that dont stop them from feeling on these lil kids

    ______________________

    Amern! and Amern again!

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    datsmdubya2u says:

    Carrington says:

    So, is there any liability if someone’s edges end up like Naomi’s, particularly since he represented himself as a licensed hair doer?

    _________________________

    licensed hair dressers can be sued if the mess up someones hair.
    Apparently it is a crime to practice without a license in most states. but having a license does not make one immune from lawsuits.

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    datsmdubya2u says:

    okay so i can believe that they were practicing without a license

    what i can’t believe is that they continued to do so have becoming pseudo famous

    didn’t they think somebody would check?

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    Bird says:

    I don’t think this post was necessary. I am against stylists operating without a license because of the chemicals that they work with, but both of them have been licensed which means they have completed the necessary training to know what they are doing and they are good at what they do. It’s unfortunate that stylists have to jump through hoops when they move to another state. Hopefully this post doesn’t mess with their money since they are formally trained cosmetologists.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    I was just informed that Dwight Eubanks doesn’t have a license to practice in Georgia either. Does Bravo TV ever check credentials? :no:

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    trenee says:

    As a licensed cosmetologist, this pains me. I hate to see successful stylist without the credentials. Yeah, you bad, but be bad with the paper too! And although they have had their past training, requirements still have to be met every 2 years in order to keep your license.

    I guess because they’re making the money, the fines and fees are nothing but banana peels and peanut shells when it comes to paying it….

    :(

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