Is it "illegal" to style hair for free as a hobby?

I was mentioning to a friend on FaceBook that I have a friend who does my hair. She’s extremely good and she doesn’t have her hair license and she’s never been to school for it. She’s just naturally talented. She’s cut my hair, styled it for dances, and colored it with normal box hair dye from Walmart. My friend’s aunt read these comments and said that my friend (who does my hair) can’t do my hair because it’s illegal since she doesn’t have a license to do it. She said that if she ever tries to get her license she’ll have to pay a fine and will be banned from getting it if they find out that she does other people’s hair without a license. I thought it was the biggest load of crap I’ve ever heard. I understand that people spend their time and money to get their hair license to work in salons, etc. But my friend does it as a HOBBY. She does it for her close family and friends and she doesn’t charge anyone for it. She does it for free. She’s a teacher, in her late twenties, and for right now doesn’t want to get her hair license. She said in the future she would like to and open up her own salon, but for now, she is ok with teaching and doing hair on the side as a hobby.

My question is: is this illegal? Because if so, then every friend who has ever done my hair is going to jail. Lol. I mean, seriously? She’s not getting paid for it, she asks for nothing in return, she does this as a hobby. Maybe the other girl online doesn’t understand what I’m saying. This is what she just said, "The ‘hair police’ look for people practicing without a license in salons and online. You don’t need to say this persons name for them to get caught. All it takes is just a mention of someone you know practicing without a license and they will find them. It is protection for those of us who go to school and pay 20 grand to get licensed. By the way, she may have a gift but that doesn’t mean she understands what can go wrong with the products she is using. With any luck it’ll be you that she causes to go bald. Trying to save money? Id rather save my hair". (She mentioned the hair police because I made a joke about the hair police coming to take my friend to jail.)

Am I really ignorant or is this chick wrong? She’s obviously a hair stylist herself and went to school for it and I understand that. But I don’t think my friend did anything wrong.
Thank you guys! I thought she had no clue what she was saying. I would have apologized if I was wrong. But I was pretty sure she was mistaken. =D

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