Hair Braiding

If you already have the skills to braid hair, and a natural interest in this area of beauty, let’s get you moving towards a career today. There are several hair braiding programs at beauty schools in Arizona that can help you polish your skills and prepare for professional opportunities in your area of the state. As you learn, you can look to hair braiding salons, such as Destiny Hair Braiding in the Tempe area, for inspiration and marketing tips to gain potential clients. Ready to learn more? The first step in becoming a professional hair braider in Arizona is speaking with schools and salons that offer quality training.

Sure, you’re already stellar at micro-braids and take downs, but there is always more to learn; especially if you dream of opening your own business one day. As you read the following sections of important information, write down the questions you have about program length, cost, and other aspects of training that may affect your decision. After you compare several hair school programs, you should have a good feel for what’s best for you!

State License Requirements

Arizona was one of the first states to deregulate the cosmetology specialty of hair braiding. You do not need a cosmetology license or a specialized hair braiding license to work in this field. However, hair braiding involves several different tools and techniques. Attending a thorough training program that allows you to practice on mannequins and clients can help you become a confident hair braider.

Education Details

To choose the right Arizona hair braiding training, you should compare the courses offered as your starting point when making a decision. Of course, cost and timeline for completion will matter as well. You need to be sure you gain a broad range of skills in this creative area of hair design. Not only should you focus on the braiding techniques clients want, but you will need to learn Arizona sanitation and safety regulations as part of your training as well.

Arizona hair braiding courses •

  • Natural hair sculpting techniques •
  • Weaves •
  • Twist •
  • Locks •
  • Extensions
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
License Renewal Period
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Hair Braider

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Arizona hair braiders can expect a 10% increase in jobs through the year 2024. The number of retiring and transitioning hairstylists will contribute to a significant portion of the job openings for hair braiders in the coming years. Additionally, the demand for more intricate and creative hairstyles like braids will increase the need for highly skilled hair stylists over the next decade.

State board Contact Information

Arizona Board of Cosmetology
1721 East Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282-1611
Phone Number: 480-784-4539
Fax Number: 480-784-4962
E-mail Address:

The Arizona Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating a change of name or change of address information, getting the forms you need for licensure or renewal, and answering any questions you may have.

Hair care specialists in Arizona make it a point to stay knowledgeable about
all the latest trends to give their customers what they wish. This consistent
training also requires learning about hair braiding. While there is no state
licensing requirement, professionals gain more insight from these groups.

Arizona State Board of Cosmetology
Professional Beauty Association
American Association of Cosmetology Schools


Find the Beauty Schools in Arizona that interest you below,

Studio Academy of Beauty

610 North Alma School Road,Suite 38
Chandler, AZ 85224

Program: Hair Braiding

Studio Academy of Beauty

8046 N. 19th Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Program: Hair Braiding

Empire Beauty School - Avondale-Goodyear

9945 W. McDowell Rd (Gateway Shopping Center) ,
Avondale-Goodyear, AZ 85323

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Chandler-Gilbert

2978 North Alma School Road,
Chandler-Gilbert, AZ 85224

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Flagstaff

1790 E. Route 66,
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Program: Cosmetology

Avalon School of Cosmetology

2111 S. Alma School Rd # 21,
Mesa, AZ 85210

Program: Cosmetology

Avalon School of Cosmetology

1107 East Bell Road, #104,
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - NW Phoenix

2727 W. Glendale Avenue,
Phoenix-Glendale, AZ 85051

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute - Tucson

845 N. Park,Suite #105
Tucson, AZ 85719

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - C Tucson

3030 East Speedway Blvd.,
Tucson-University Area, AZ 85716

Program: Cosmetology

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