HAIR BRAIDING / NATURAL HAIR DESIGN - CONNECTICUT

Hair Braiding
IN
Connecticut

Hair braiding is a traditional African hairstyling art that has gained considerable popularity over the past several years in the United States. It has come to be practiced in spas and salons throughout the country as well as in free-standing hair braiding salons dedicated to the art.

If you are seeking to enter a specialty area in the hairdressing or cosmetology field, and you enjoy creating artistic hair designs, you may want to consider becoming a hair braider in the state of Connecticut.

State License Requirements
N/A

The Connecticut Board of Public Health regulates most of the professions in the beauty industry, including hairdressing, which hair braiding falls under. To become a hairdresser, you will need 1500 hours of course work at an accredited institution. When you have passed the exam, you will be issued your license upon paying the required fee. Licenses must be renewed every two years and require 10 hours of continuing education credits.

Education Details

You will first have to become trained in general aspects of hairdressing before becoming eligible to specialize in hair braiding. The programs you will need are found in schools of cosmetology and in some community colleges. In school you will learn haircutting techniques, coloring and highlighting, shampooing and conditioning, styling and designing hair, as well as the five hair braiding techniques of weaving, cornrowing, braiding, twisting, and locking. When you begin your hair braiding training, you will start by watching videos and observing seasoned professionals. You will move on to working with mannequins, and only after you have shown a good degree of mastery will you be assigned live clients to work on. You may want to put in additional hours in an apprenticeship, working under the instruction and supervision of a master hair braider to even further enhance your skills. When you have completed your training, you will need to take and pass the state licensing exam which will test your theoretical knowledge in all areas of hairdressing and cosmetology as well as hair braiding, and you will need to demonstrate your competencies in all areas of the field. When you have passed the exam, you will be issued your license upon paying the required fee. Licenses must be renewed every two years and require 10 hours of continuing education credits.

License Renewal
N/A
License Renewal Hours
N/A
License Renewal Period

Licenses must be renewed every two years and require 10 hours of continuing education credits.

Careers
$30,350
Salary
8.5%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

The career outlook for those entering the hairdressing and cosmetology industry is favorable. The need for professionals in these areas is expected to grow between 8% and 14% between 2012 and 2022. The median salary for these professionals, in 2013, was $23,800. Of course, if you choose to develop the additional competency in hair braiding, you will most likely earn considerably more, as there are fewer professionals who can provide that specific service. Thus, adding hair braiding to your skills repertoire is a great way to enhance your earnings potential!

Working as a Hair Braider

Working as a hair braider tends to be a bit different from working as a standard hairdresser. Braiding hair is highly labor-intensive, meaning that you may be working for an hour or more with each client you see. As a result, you may spend more time with fewer clients in a day. It is very important that your ability to relate well to your clients be outstanding, and that you be able to listen actively and express empathy. Attention to detail and excellent fine motor skills are necessary to be successful in performing this exacting task, as well as an artistic bent and the ability to create pleasing, attractive hair designs. Braiders work in spas and salons, and have the possibility of opening their own dedicated hair braiding salon over time, making this a career with real potential to move up.

State board Contact Information

Connecticut Dept. of Public Health - Cosmetology & Licensing
410 Capitol Ave., MS #13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone Number: 860-509-7603 x6
Fax Number: 860-509-8457
E-mail Address: dph.hairdresserteam@ct.gov

The Connecticut State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating a change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Connecticut cosmetology license.

Hair care professionals and those who aspire to be in Connecticut realize
that success hinges on how multi-faceted their skills are. To that end, hair
braiding is atop the list of techniques to possess. As there aren’t specific
local licensing statutes for the state, many obtain information through
these following groups.

Connecticut Department of Health
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Professional Beauty Association

 

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Find the Beauty Schools in Connecticut that interest you below,

Academy Di Capelli

1010 Main Street,
East Hartford, CT 06108

Program: Cosmetology

Financial Aid now available to those who qualify.  Welcome to Our School ACADEMY DI CAPELLI is a full-service beauty school dedicated to consistently providing the highest quality cosmetology education by rendering an excellent curriculum, Financial Aid now available to those who qualify.  Welcome to Our School ACADEMY DI CAPELLI is a full-service beauty school dedicated to consistently providing the highest quality cosmetology education by rendering an excellent curriculum, quality products, and furnishing an enjoyable atmosphere at an acceptable price/value relationship. With almost 35 years of combined salon and business expertise, ACADEMY DI CAPELLI has formed a prestigious facility with state-of the-art equipment, well-trained instructors and a salon-oriented curriculum that produces graduates ready to compete and excel in the world of Professional Cosmetology. We will also maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment, which respects diversity, ideas, and hard work.  Cosmetology The objectives of the Cosmetology course are to thoroughly train all cosmetology students in all phases of hairdressing including cutting, styling, permanent waving, hair straightening, tinting, manicuring, facials, makeup, health & public safety and State laws & requirements.  Senior students perform beauty services of all kinds, upon paying patrons. The "Clinic", while still a controlled educational environment, strives to reflect as realistically as possible, a modern salon environment. During this phase of the course, the student is guided in gaining experiences designed not only to develop and perfect the skills previously acquired, but to aid in the development of the speed, confidence, salesmanship, customer relations skills and professionalism, required for success in a professional salon environment.  Esthiology  This course is a comprehensive combination of Lecture, Demonstration, Practical Experience, and Professional Business Management Skills, required for success in the skin care field. Estheticians are skin care specialists who enhance the skin beauty through the use of facials, massage, and makeup. If you have the desire to work in the Skin Care Industry our Esthetician Program is for you! Our Esthetician Program is designed to prepare the student in a knowledgeable background of skin structure, disease and imperfections, various facial treatments, and make up applications.  Our Esthetician Program includes the following subjects: Basic Facials w/Massage European Facials Oily Skin Facials Custom Designed Masks Evening Make Up Applications Temporary Hair Removal Artificial Lash Applications 20 Minute Express Facials Sensitive Skin Facials Normal / Combination Skin Facials Basic Make Up Applications Corrective Make Up Applications Paraffin Masks Extractions  Important Facts Academy Di Capelli was ranked #1 for Hairdressing and Cosmetology Schools in the area by The Readers Choice Awards in 2003. We are approved and licensed by: The Connecticut Examining Board for Barbers and Hairdressers, The Connecticut Board Of Cosmetologist and The Department of Public Health. We are registered with both the Federal and State Government, as well as have our Article of Organization from the Secretary of the State. All of our teachers are highly skilled and have over 35 years of combined experience. They are all licensed Cosmetologist and teach using advanced training techniques. We have many different Financial Assistance Programs available to help students make the education at Academy Di Capelli affordable. Some of those programs include 24 months interest free financing and the Hutchins Grant for those who qualify. We also offer Placement Assistance.  Our students are treated to free training seminars offered by many hair-coloring representatives. The students are also taken to the top hair show in the area, as well as Boston and New York to even further heighten their learning experience. Although Academy Di Capelli's techniques are forever changing as dictated by styles and fashions, our adherence to strict principles of superb craftsmanship and impeccable service skills has never changed.
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Sono Academy

84 North Main Street,
Norwalk, CT 06854

Program: Cosmetology

Where Salon Professionals Are Made Welcome to Sono Academy, an educational epicenter not only dedicated to enlightenment of incoming talent but to the seasoned professional as well. Our focus is to explore, Where Salon Professionals Are Made Welcome to Sono Academy, an educational epicenter not only dedicated to enlightenment of incoming talent but to the seasoned professional as well. Our focus is to explore, and present the most creative and cutting edge style the industry has to offer. Our experienced instructors, with their expertise and enthusiasm will help tap into your creative potential, instilling the confidence will need to be the top on your profession. It is our mission to provide you with an exciting and ever changing educational experience. In addition to offering the most advanced system of "required" education, we will have available an unsurpassed line up of guest artists that will present all aspects of this multifaceted industry. You will graduate with the confidence to grow your career beyond all expectations. It is our promise to share the knowledge and talent required to be the professional clients will line up for. Apply Sono Academy is seeking artistic and creative people with the passion and drive to succeed and exceed in the field of cosmetology and all that it has to offer. We at Sono Academy encourage you to make an appointment to speak to our enthusiastic staff and tour our state-of-the-art facility. When you decide to pursue your career in this exciting fashion oriented industry, we will explain all the endless opportunities that lie before you. Class Schedule Full time students: Monday through Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm Evening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:30 to 9pm; Saturdays 9:30am to 4:30pm
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Porter and Chester Institute

30 Waterchase Dr.,
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Program: Cosmetology

If you’re looking for a cosmetology school that is right for you and you are eager to begin a career in haircutting and hairstyling, here are a few reasons to choose Cosmetology If you’re looking for a cosmetology school that is right for you and you are eager to begin a career in haircutting and hairstyling, here are a few reasons to choose Cosmetology training at Porter and Chester Institute:   Job Outlook Demand for hair coloring, hair straightening, and other advanced hair treatments has risen in recent years, a trend that is expected to continue. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of hairstylists and cosmetologists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Concrete Skills You’ll be trained to style and sculpt different hair textures. You’ll learn basic and advanced women’s and men’s haircutting techniques and how to properly shampoo and condition hair. You’ll also learn the basics of skin care, with a basic knowledge of applying makeup and artificial lashes and the basics of nail care and enhancements. Hands-on Training The hallmark of all our programs is hands-on learning. Your work station will replicate what you might find in the field and you’ll get to learn by doing –not just from reading about theories in a book. The training you get from Porter and Chester Institute will prepare you to sit for the Connecticut licensing exam for hairdressers. Soft Skills In addition to technical skills, you’ll learn Life Skills, Professional Image and Communicating for the success of your career. We’ll teach you what it means to be a good employee in a real world setting.
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Oxford Academy of Hair Design

153 North Street,
Seymour, CT 06483

Program: Cosmetology

Oxford Academy of Hair Design is dedicated to your learning process as we prepare you for a lifelong career in just 1500 hours. Our Award Winning school awarded by Modern Salon is Oxford Academy of Hair Design is dedicated to your learning process as we prepare you for a lifelong career in just 1500 hours. Our Award Winning school awarded by Modern Salon is located in a Victorian Mansion. We offer certification classes in Hair Extensions, Hair Color, Makeup Artistry, and more! Our students participate in Photo Shoots and Hair Competitions and take field trips to the MAC store and Stamford Television studios! Embrace your creativity at Oxford Academy of Hair Design!
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Academy Di Capelli

950 Yale Avenue #20,
Wallingford, CT 06492

Program: Cosmetology

Financial Aid now available to those who qualify.  Welcome to Our School ACADEMY DI CAPELLI is a full-service beauty school dedicated to consistently providing the highest quality cosmetology education by rendering an excellent curriculum, Financial Aid now available to those who qualify.  Welcome to Our School ACADEMY DI CAPELLI is a full-service beauty school dedicated to consistently providing the highest quality cosmetology education by rendering an excellent curriculum, quality products, and furnishing an enjoyable atmosphere at an acceptable price/value relationship. With almost 35 years of combined salon and business expertise, ACADEMY DI CAPELLI has formed a prestigious facility with state-of the-art equipment, well-trained instructors and a salon-oriented curriculum that produces graduates ready to compete and excel in the world of Professional Cosmetology. We will also maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment, which respects diversity, ideas, and hard work.  Cosmetology The objectives of the Cosmetology course are to thoroughly train all cosmetology students in all phases of hairdressing including cutting, styling, permanent waving, hair straightening, tinting, manicuring, facials, makeup, health & public safety and State laws & requirements.  Senior students perform beauty services of all kinds, upon paying patrons. The "Clinic", while still a controlled educational environment, strives to reflect as realistically as possible, a modern salon environment. During this phase of the course, the student is guided in gaining experiences designed not only to develop and perfect the skills previously acquired, but to aid in the development of the speed, confidence, salesmanship, customer relations skills and professionalism, required for success in a professional salon environment.  Esthiology  This course is a comprehensive combination of Lecture, Demonstration, Practical Experience, and Professional Business Management Skills, required for success in the skin care field. Estheticians are skin care specialists who enhance the skin beauty through the use of facials, massage, and makeup. If you have the desire to work in the Skin Care Industry our Esthetician Program is for you! Our Esthetician Program is designed to prepare the student in a knowledgeable background of skin structure, disease and imperfections, various facial treatments, and make up applications.  Our Esthetician Program includes the following subjects: Basic Facials w/Massage European Facials Oily Skin Facials Custom Designed Masks Evening Make Up Applications Temporary Hair Removal Artificial Lash Applications 20 Minute Express Facials Sensitive Skin Facials Normal / Combination Skin Facials Basic Make Up Applications Corrective Make Up Applications Paraffin Masks Extractions  Important Facts Academy Di Capelli was ranked #1 for Hairdressing and Cosmetology Schools in the area by The Readers Choice Awards in 2003. We are approved and licensed by: The Connecticut Examining Board for Barbers and Hairdressers, The Connecticut Board Of Cosmetologist and The Department of Public Health. We are registered with both the Federal and State Government, as well as have our Article of Organization from the Secretary of the State. All of our teachers are highly skilled and have over 35 years of combined experience. They are all licensed Cosmetologist and teach using advanced training techniques. We have many different Financial Assistance Programs available to help students make the education at Academy Di Capelli affordable. Some of those programs include 24 months interest free financing and the Hutchins Grant for those who qualify. We also offer Placement Assistance.  Our students are treated to free training seminars offered by many hair-coloring representatives. The students are also taken to the top hair show in the area, as well as Boston and New York to even further heighten their learning experience. Although Academy Di Capelli's techniques are forever changing as dictated by styles and fashions, our adherence to strict principles of superb craftsmanship and impeccable service skills has never changed.
Read more
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