Hair Braiding Schools in Tennessee

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CDRS Academy of Beauty – Accredited

400 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Expozure Salon and Training Institute

5600 Brainerd Road Suite B8
Chattanooga, TN 37411

Jewels & Gems Institute of Beauty

1117 South Main Street
Milan, TN 38358

Mark Anthony's School Of Cosmetology – Accredited

1810 Shady Book Street Suite 2
Columbia, TN 38401

MiNX Natural Hair Academy

1135 Bell Road 309 B
Antioch, TN 37013

Studio 75 Hair Academy – Accredited

4970 Navy Road
Millington, TN 38053

How to Become a Hair Braider in Tennessee

Tennessee Hair Braiding Careers At a Glance
  • 300 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for hair braiding in Tennessee is $28,420 .
  • There is a predicted 11.2% job increase between 2012 - 2022.

Hair braiders are some of the most specialized beauty professionals in the entire industry, displaying dexterity, creativity, and dedication in their daily work.

State License Requirements

300 Education Hours

Required to earn a hair braiding license

Education Details

The first part of your braiding program may cover being a good cosmetology professional. Your instructors teach you how to follow Tennessee cosmetology laws while maintaining a safe, hygienic workplace. Knowing how to create a variety of braids for your customers is a core part of this career. By watching your instructors create different styles on clients' hair, following the step-by-step directions given for each style, and practicing on mannequin heads, you may build your braiding skills every day. Commonly covered techniques include weaving, locking, cornrowing, and twisting. You may get training on working with natural hair and extensions.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Tennessee Hair Braiding Careers


Average yearly salary for hair braiding in Tennessee

There is a wide range of salaries you may earn as a hair braider in Tennessee. Your income may increase as you build a customer base and become well-known for your technique. The average salary for a Tennessee cosmetology professional is $23,600 per year (O*Net, 2015). A Job in this field may increase as braiding becomes more popular. Between 2015 and 2022, O*Net expects to see cosmetology jobs increase by 19%.

Speed and attention to detail are some of the most important traits you can have as a hair braider in Tennessee. Creating a full set of braids can take hours, so it's crucial that you be able to work rapidly and accurately. As you work more and more, your speed may increase. While you're still getting established, you may want to practice on friends and family to get some experience. You may work in a few different settings as a hair braider. Salons and spas may hire braiders. Some braiders use their expertise in the field to open up a braiding shop and carve out their own corner of the market.

Contact the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology

Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

Hair care in Tennessee is on the upswing, and professionals are taking the initiative to cater to the various needs of their clients. Intricate hair braiding is one treatment in high demand. Those looking to learn more about it obtain information through these organizations.

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