Iowa Natural Hair Braiding Registry

A person shall register with the Iowa Department of Public Health in order to perform a commercial service involving natural hair braiding.  Natural Hair Braiding means a method of natural hair care consisting of braiding, locking, twisting, weaving, cornrowing, or otherwise physically manipulating hair without the use of chemicals to alter the hair’s physical characteristics that incorporates both traditional and modern styling techniques.

No fee is required for registration as a natural hair braider in the state of Iowa. Questions about the registry program can be addressed to the department by phone at 515-281-0254.

Download the Latest Natural Hair Braiding registration data here: iowa_natural_hair_braiding_registry_Jan_10_2023.xlsx (65.04 KB)