Hair Braiding Schools in Nevada

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How to Become a Hair Braider in Nevada

Nevada Hair Braiding Careers At a Glance
  • 250 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 4 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for hair braiding in Nevada is $23,960 .
  • There is a predicted 18.4% job increase between 2012 - 2022.

What skills do you bring to the beauty industry? If you have fast hands, a dedication to your customers' satisfaction, and an interest in new trends, consider getting started in the field of hair braiding. Since Nevada is such a large tourist state, there's a great need for braiders who can meet the needs of tourists and residents alike.

State License Requirements

250 Education Hours

Required to earn a hair braiding license

In the state of Nevada, there is a separate licensing process set up for hair braiding professionals. Rather than completing a full cosmetology program, you just need to finish 250 hours of training through an approved hair braiding program. You can then submit your application with the $125 fee and schedule your licensing exams.

Education Details

The skills you learn in a hair braiding program can make you a great asset to a braiding salon or shop. Your instructors may teach you a wide range of techniques and skills, including cornrowing, weaving, twisting, and locking. Plan on getting plenty of practice with mannequin heads and clients alike, as you need to be able to put your skills to work on the salon floor. Your curriculum should also give you a solid background in cosmetology laws, as you'll be expected to follow them throughout the course of your career.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

4 Hours

Continuing education required

Nevada Hair Braiding Careers


Average yearly salary for hair braiding in Nevada

The salary you earn as a hair braider depends a lot on how much experience you have and where in Nevada you work. According to O*Net, the average salary for a Nevada cosmetology professional is $22,200 per year. Through the year 2022, O*Net anticipates a 13% increase in Nevada cosmetology job openings.

Starting your career as a hair braider means making a name for yourself, over-delivering when it comes to your clients' expectations, and changing your schedule to fit the needs of your employer. Whether you work for a braiding salon or a general beauty salon, you may work nights and weekends to appeal to tourists and working residents. As you build your reputation in the area and start gaining loyal clients, you may need to market yourself and show potential customers what you can do. When you have loyal clients and your skills are in higher demand, you may have a bit more influence over your schedule. As your schedule fills up, you may spend more time with returning clients, touching up their braids or tweaking their styles.

Contact the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology

Nevada is a state that is all about expression and glamour. Thanks to the many professionals in their salons and spas, hair braiding is one of the reasons why that is. Those looking to learn more go to these institutions.

Associated Hair Professionals
Association of Cosmetology Salon Professionals

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