: New York City just banned discrimination based on hairstyles

New Yorkers can no longer be forced to have “professional” hair — whatever that means.

They now have the legal right to wear their locks in locs — or au naturale, or styled in afros, cornrows, dreadlocks, twists, braids, Bantu knots and other ‘dos at work, in school, as well as in fitness clubs and nightclubs, under new regulations issued by the New York City Commission on Human Rights on Monday.

And any grooming or appearance policies that ban natural hair or hairstyles can be subject to a $250,000 fine.

The new guidelines are believed to be the first in the U.S.

>>> Original Source <<<