Hair Braiding Schools in South Dakota

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How to Become a Hair Braider in South Dakota

South Dakota Hair Braiding Careers At a Glance
  • Average salary for hair braiding in South Dakota is $29,400 .
  • There is a predicted 6.0% job increase between 2012 - 2022.

Beauty salons can be fast-paced, exciting work environments, especially if you bring a special skill to your career. Hair braiding can be an excellent skill for new beauty professionals. Clients are willing to spend hours at a time in a salon chair, getting their hair twisted into beautiful, elegant braids. Find out more about the field of hair braiding and reach out to hair braiding programs in South Dakota for more information.

Education Details

As a hair braiding student, you may learn from experienced braiders who have been in the industry for years or even decades. They may teach you about common braiding practices, including tips for keeping your work environment tidy and sanitary. Once you know how to be a safe and hygienic braider, you may start learning practical braiding skills. Skills that may be included in your curriculum include weaving, locking, twisting, and cornrowing.

South Dakota Hair Braiding Careers


Average yearly salary for hair braiding in South Dakota

South Dakota has a fairly solid beauty industry. This may lead to a number of job opportunities when you're finished with your training. From 2012 through 2022, O*Net predicts a 7% increase in cosmetology job openings in South Dakota. Their estimates show that cosmetology professionals earn an average of $28,300 per year (O*Net, 2014). This is over $5,000 higher than the national average (O*Net, 2014).

As you near the end of your hair braiding training program, you should decide which beauty setting you want to work in. You may decide to open your own braiding shop if you live in an area where braiding hasn't taken off yet. Otherwise, you may look into jobs in salons or spas. Having a loyal base of clients may be one of the best things you can do for your career. When people rely on braids to keep their hair presentable and tidy, they often need to have them touched up redone on a monthly basis. By keeping a schedule that fits your clients' needs and delivering the high quality of service they deserve, you may have a great future ahead of you.

Contact the South Dakota State Board of Cosmetology

South Dakota Cosmetology Commission

South Dakota is seeing incremental growth statewide in terms of the hair care industry, and it’s due in part to more established stylists and their salon practices. As hair braiding is making an impact there, more stylists of all levels get insight on the form through these groups.

South Dakota Cosmetology Commission
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