Isis Brantley | KERA News

Isis Brantley

Krystina Martinez / KERA News

Three decades into her career as a hair braider, Isis Brantley of Dallas has struggled with lawsuits and regulatory hurdles. Once, she was even arrested, she says. 

Krystina Martinez / KERA News

A Dallas businesswoman achieved a victory against the state of Texas this month when a federal court declared that rules that regulate businesses that teach African hair braiding are unconstitutional.