HAIR BRAIDING / NATURAL HAIR DESIGN - MICHIGAN

Hair Braiding
IN
Michigan

If you used to spend hours braiding your friends' hair and coming up with elaborate hair styles, did you know that you can make a career out of hair braiding? This hair style, which originated in Africa, has gained lots of popularity in the United States in recent years.

As a hair braiding student, you can learn about traditional braiding styles as well as new braiding techniques. To compare hair braiding programs in Michigan, contact all the schools in your area to find out which one is best for you!

State License Requirements
N/A

The state of Michigan has a separate licensing process for hair braiders and natural hair culturists. Before submitting your license application, you need to earn 400 hours of training at an approved beauty school or work through a six-month apprenticeship. Once you’ve met the training requirements, you can pay your combined fees of $200 and take your PSI exams.

 

Learn more about hair braider licensure:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Education Details

As a hair braider, you may come into contact with many types and textures of hair. You must be competent at working with all different types of hair, so this is an important part of your education! Between mannequin heads and clients, you should get experience with long and short, coarse and smooth, and treated and untreated hair. Since there are so many popular hair braiding techniques, you must start studying them early to be able to master all of them. Hair braiding in Michigan may involved learning about single braids, both with real hair and with extensions. Once you become skilled with this basic type of braiding, you may move onto other types of braids. They include twists, knots, cornrows, and locks. Many clients may come to you for maintenance and upkeep, so you can plan on exploring these subjects in your hair braiding curriculum. Instructors may show you how to keep braids looking smooth and sleek, teach you tricks for making braids last longer, and show you how hair must be treated to maintain the integrity of the braids.

License Renewal
N/A
License Renewal Hours
N/A
License Renewal Period
Careers
$27,840 
Salary
7.8%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2299

Before you can legally work as a hair braider in Michigan, you must meet training and licensing requirements set out by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. They call hair braiders "natural hair culturists" and they require natural hair culturists to complete at least 400 hours of training at an approved Michigan braiding program. You can also complete a six-month internship to meet this requirement. Hair braiders may be able to anticipate a positive job outlook in Michigan. While there are no statistics for hair braiders, since it's such a specialized profession, O*Net reports a positive job outlook for cosmetology professionals. Your hair braiding salary may be dependent on many factors, including whether you're self-employed or employed by a salon, how popular braiding is in your area, and how many styles you can do. O*Net claims that the average salary for a Michigan cosmetology professional is $20,600 per year.

Working as a Hair Braider

Hair braiding is a skill and career that can open up lots of doors for you. Are you looking for a career at a salon that allows you to work regular hours and benefit from the salon's reputation? There are hair braiding jobs that fit into this category. Are you looking into business ownership? Hair braiding can be an excellent business ownership opportunity for driven, hardworking braiders. In fact, the New York Times indicates that hair braiding is one of the fastest growing business ownership opportunities for African-American women all across the country. Some people work out of a dedicated room in their home, while others rent out a small salon area and expand as their client base increases. Whether you become a salon owner or work for a salon as a hair braider, much of your time will be spent interacting with clients. Many clients go through multiple hair braiders before finding one that delivers the service and quality that they want. By making your clients feel comfortable and listening to what they want from their hair braiding experience, you can become the stylist that people turn to. Customer service is at the very core of this career—make your clients happy and you can't go wrong.

State board Contact Information

Michigan Bureau of Commercial Services - Board of Cosmetology
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone Number: 517-241-9288
Fax Number: 517-373-1044

The Michigan State Board of Cosmetology can help you answer additional questions about obtaining a Michigan state cosmetology license.

Hair braiding has long been a part of the hair styling landscape in Michigan.
From the elite to the budding apprentices, all begin learning about the
hair craft through these resources.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Cosmetology
National Accrediting Commission of Arts and Sciences
Professional Beauty Association

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Find the Beauty Schools in Michigan that interest you below,

Michigan College of Beauty - A Pivot Point Career Center

3498 Rochester Road,
Troy, MI 48083

Program: Cosmetology

About Us Michigan College of Beauty, one of the first Pivot Point member schools, was founded in 1965 by Mr. Armand Dagenais. Mr. Armand, a hairstylist and salon owner, dedicated himself to providing About Us Michigan College of Beauty, one of the first Pivot Point member schools, was founded in 1965 by Mr. Armand Dagenais. Mr. Armand, a hairstylist and salon owner, dedicated himself to providing the best training possible for individuals entering the beauty industry. Michigan College of Beauty is licensed by State of Michigan Board of Cosmetology. Our free standing main building was built in 1988, has 11,000 square feet of space, and is designed and equipped for Cosmetology, Manicuring, and Esthetics training. Additional 7,000 square feet of classroom space, located ¼ mile from the main building, was constructed in 2001. Both facilities are handicap accessible. Accredited by National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Art & Sciences (N.A.C.C.A.S.), financial aid is available to those who qualify. Classes are available on a full time or part time basis, with day or evening schedules. To receive information on any of our programs, contact us. Our Commitment We are dedicated to the successful future of our students, staff, and the salon industry. Our clients can count on exceptional service and value. We bring integrity to all aspects of our business. Continual growth and development is our foundation. Teamwork is the heart of it all…the key to fulfilling our vision. Our Programs Cosmetology Using the Pivot Point training and educational systems, the Cosmetology course is designed to train and prepare students for professional employment in hair styling, hair coloring, permanent waving, hair cutting, manicuring, and esthetics. The students are taught employability skills for entry into the beauty industry and are prepared for state licensing examination. Classes are available on a full time or part time basis, with day or evening schedules. Manicuring The manicuring course is designed to prepare students for employment as professional manicurists. The students are taught employability skills and are prepared for state licensing examination. Classes are available on a full time or part time basis, with day or evening schedules. Esthetics The esthetics course is designed to prepare students for professional employment performing facials, body treatments, make-up artistry, and temporary hair removal. The students are taught employability skills and are prepared for state licensing examination. Classes are available on a full time or part time basis, with day or evening schedules. Dermalogica professional product line, researched and developed by the International Dermal Institute, is used in the classrooms and on the clinic for services. Using only the finest ingredients available, all products are non-comedogenic and contain no occlusive mineral oil or lanolin, no irritating artificial colors or fragrance, and no drying S.D. alcohol or formaldehyde. Dermalogica is among the most selected brands among professional skin care therapists in the United States, with more than 3,500 skin care centers carrying the line and many thousands more in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Cosmetology Instructor Training The cosmetology instructor training course is designed to prepare a licensed cosmetologist to instruct all phases of the basic cosmetology curriculum in a licensed school. The students are taught employability skills and are prepared for state licensing examination. Financial Aid Michigan College of Beauty is nationally accredited by National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Science (N.A.C.C.A.S.), who is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a national accrediting agency for post secondary schools and programs of cosmetology arts and sciences. Having met the standards set by NACCAS, Government Pell Grants and Direct Student Loans are available to those who qualify. To find out whether you qualify, please contact us.
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Marketti Academy of Cosmetology

4390 Dixie Highway,
Waterford, MI 48329

Program: Cosmetology

Welcome Express yourself at Marketti Academy of Cosmetology by developing your skills in the beauty industry. Marketti Academy offers classes in cosmetology, manicuring, esthetics, and instructor training. Built on the foundation of providing Welcome Express yourself at Marketti Academy of Cosmetology by developing your skills in the beauty industry. Marketti Academy offers classes in cosmetology, manicuring, esthetics, and instructor training. Built on the foundation of providing a quality education, Marketti Academy prides itself on dedicated instructors and staff in a fun and energetic atmosphere. You are making a great choice in your interest in Marketti Academy to begin your beauty education. Contact us with any questions you may have, or to schedule a time to visit the school and meet our staff and instructors. The Facility Located in the heart of Waterford, Marketti Academy is in a spacious 10,000 square foot facility. Large classrooms allow you to comfortably practice your skills and perfect your technique. The senior clinic floor with its state-of-the-art equipment prepares you for entry into the beauty industry. Programs Offered All of our programs feature the following: Full-time or part-time classes Small class sizes Hands-on training Scholarship available Cosmetology What You Will Learn Hair cutting Hairstyling Color technique Perms Roller Sets Facials Manicures Up Style's Make-Up Employability skills And more... Manicuring What You Will Learn Basic Manicure Hot Oil Manicure Pedicure Nail Wraps Tips Buff and Glue Tips with Acrylic Overlay Sculpted Nail Employability Skills And more... Esthetics What You Will Learn Basic Facial Anti-Aging Facial Paraffin Facial Men's Facial Teen Facial Full Body Waxing Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting Eyelash Tabbing Daytime and Nighttime Make-Up Employability Skills And more... Transfer Students Marketti Academy of Cosmetology will accept transfer students in the field of cosmetology who have successfully passed an entrance exam at our academy.
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