Hair Braiding Schools in Wisconsin

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Veva School Of Beauty

6501 West Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227

How to Become a Hair Braider in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Hair Braiding Careers At a Glance
  • Average salary for hair braiding in Wisconsin is $26,580.
  • There is a predicted 1.2% job increase between 2012 - 2022.

One of the benefits of recent growth in the cosmetology industry is the explosion of specialties that beauty professionals can choose to work in. For example, if you are looking for a career that makes use of your creativity and your quick hands, you may be a perfect fit for the field of hair braiding.

Education Details

Of course, you have to learn about sanitation and hygiene before you begin your career, as is the case with any cosmetology career. However, you should spend most of your time developing your practical skills. As you learn each skill, you may watch your instructor create it, go through step-by-step directions, and then practice it yourself. Commonly covered skills include weaving, cornrowing, locking, twisting, and braiding. As you become more confident, you may be able to tweak each design to suit your own style.

Wisconsin Hair Braiding Careers


Average yearly salary for hair braiding in Wisconsin

Hair braiding is still a growing field in Wisconsin, so the demand for skilled braiders is growing in many parts of the state. From 2012 through 2022, O*Net predicts an 8% increase in cosmetology job openings in Wisconsin. This includes jobs that come from hair braiding. Across the state, the average salary for a cosmetology specialist is $22,800 per year (O*Net, 2014).

After you complete your education, it is time to start your new career. When you start out, it is important to build up your experience and your practical skills by practicing on as many people as possible. Until you build a reputation and a client base, this may mean offering free braiding to people in exchange for feedback or a referral. However, once you establish yourself in the hair braiding community, you may find that your schedule fills up fairly quickly. Flexibility is an important trait to have in this career. People may change their styles up from month to month, or they may want you to create the same set of braids every time they come to see you. Clients who enjoy your styling may even ask you to suggest something for them.

Contact the Wisconsin State Board of Cosmetology

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Department of Safety and Professional Services

Braiding hair in Wisconsin means that you are part of an esteemed group of professional stylists. Those specializing in it also add to a diverse state industry. These following resources are the best places to begin.

Association of Hair Professionals

Hair Braiding

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