Hair Braiding Schools in Washington

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How to Become a Hair Braider in Washington

Washington Hair Braiding Careers At a Glance
  • Average salary for hair braiding in Washington is $37,280 .
  • There is a predicted 24.6% job increase between 2012 - 2022.

Within the cosmetology field, there are many different specialties. This allows customers to get the experience they want and the high-quality service they deserve. If you are looking for the perfect cosmetology specialty for you, consider hair braiding. This career requires nimble hands, a passion for learning, and the ability to concentrate for long periods of time.

Education Details

Washington hair braiders should look carefully at the courses each program offers in their area. Of course, you'll want to learn as many braiding skills as possible. But you should learn business and marketing as well. Some programs include courses that help you understand how trade shows, exhibitions and workshops operate, which can help you earn additional income.

Washington hair braiding courses

  • Weaves
  • Braids
  • Extensions
  • Locks
  • Business skills

Washington Hair Braiding Careers


Average yearly salary for hair braiding in Washington

The cosmetology industry of Washington is growing very quickly. As hair braiding grows in popularity, more and more of the job openings in the state may come from the specialty of hair braiding. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net believes that cosmetology job openings may increase by 20%. The average salary for a cosmetology professional in Washington is $28,700 per year, which is over $5,000 above the national average (O*Net, 2014). Since hair braiders often work for tips, your income may be dependent on how many appointments you make and keep.

Your hair braiding skills may be of use in a variety of cosmetology settings, including spas, salons, and beauty shops. If you live in an area where hair braiding is extremely popular, you may even be able to work in a dedicated braiding shop. Once you have experience and you know the local beauty industry, you may even be able to open your own hair braiding store. When you dedicate to yourself to the field of hair braiding, it's important to remember that it's all about the customer. Customers may be able to choose from a variety of braiders, so you need to give them a reason to come back to your chair when they want their braids redone or touched up.

Contact the Washington State Board of Cosmetology

State of Washington Dept. of Licensing, Cosmetology Licensing Program

Hair braiding has become an intriguing form of styling for professionals in Washington. Given that local expectations see a jump in their ranks over the next six years, interested parties look to these groups for more career data.

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