Hair Braiding

What skills do you bring to the beauty industry? If you have fast hands, a dedication to your customers’ satisfaction, and an interest in new trends, consider getting started in the field of hair braiding.

Since Nevada is such a large tourist state, there’s a great need for braiders who can meet the needs of tourists and residents alike.

State License Requirements

In the state of Nevada, there is a separate licensing process set up for hair braiding professionals. Rather than completing a full cosmetology program, you just need to finish 250 hours of training through an approved hair braiding program. You can then submit your application with the $125 fee and schedule your licensing exams.


Find applications and licensing information at the state board:

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology

Education Details

The skills you learn in a hair braiding program can make you a great asset to a braiding salon or shop. Your instructors may teach you a wide range of techniques and skills, including cornrowing, weaving, twisting, and locking. Plan on getting plenty of practice with mannequin heads and clients alike, as you need to be able to put your skills to work on the salon floor. Your curriculum should also give you a solid background in cosmetology laws, as you’ll be expected to follow them throughout the course of your career.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

The salary you earn as a hair braider depends a lot on how much experience you have and where in Nevada you work. According to O*Net, the average salary for a Nevada cosmetology professional is $22,200 per year. Through the year 2022, O*Net anticipates a 13% increase in Nevada cosmetology job openings.

Working as a Hair Braider

Starting your career as a hair braider means making a name for yourself, over-delivering when it comes to your clients’ expectations, and changing your schedule to fit the needs of your employer. Whether you work for a braiding salon or a general beauty salon, you may work nights and weekends to appeal to tourists and working residents. As you build your reputation in the area and start gaining loyal clients, you may need to market yourself and show potential customers what you can do. When you have loyal clients and your skills are in higher demand, you may have a bit more influence over your schedule. As your schedule fills up, you may spend more time with returning clients, touching up their braids or tweaking their styles.

State board Contact Information

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology
1785 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 255
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone Number: 702-486-6542
Fax Number: 702-369-8064
E-mail Address:

The Nevada State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license as well as answer all of your questions about obtaining a Nevada cosmetology license. They may also help in-state applicants apply for a duplicate license. However, you must submit a notarized application and pay a fee of $25.

Nevada is a state that is all about expression and glamour. Thanks to the many
professionals in their salons and spas, hair braiding is one of the reasons
why that is. Those looking to learn more go to these institutions.

Nevada State Board Of Cosmetology
Associated Hair Professionals
Association of Cosmetology Salon Professionals


Las Vegas  /  Reno  /  Salt Lake City

Find the Beauty Schools in Nevada that interest you below,

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

4020 Kietzke Ln,
Reno, NV 89502

Program: Cosmetology

Welcome to Milan Institute We are pleased that you are considering a career in cosmetology! There's always room for qualified professionals in this challenging field. Whether you like working with hair, skin, or Welcome to Milan Institute We are pleased that you are considering a career in cosmetology! There's always room for qualified professionals in this challenging field. Whether you like working with hair, skin, or nails, your certification will allow you to select a career path that suits you. You are on the threshold of a great opportunity. Your license to practice cosmetology will be an unlimited passport to a world of glamour, excitement, and many other rewards. To start your career journey right, plan to make the most of your education. With every lesson, you will be one step closer to working in your dream field. Our Mission To provide our students with a solid foundation in the theory and practice of cosmetology To uphold the highest standards of excellence in our faculty, staff, students, and educational programs To promote service to the community by encouraging student council involvement Student Consumer Information Goals & Objectives To instruct students in the proper and current methods of cosmetology To qualify and prepare students for the state board examination To graduate qualified, competent, competitive students To assist students in job placement Career Programs Certificates are awarded upon completion for all locations We believe that each student at Milan Institute holds the key to his or her success. Our staff and instructors strive to help each student develop the professionalism that will open a world of creativity and knowledge. Milan Institute offers a college atmosphere conducive to learning and individual growth. Excellent training and job placement assistance enable our students to become enterprising professionals. Milan Institute offers both theory and practical instruction. The clinical area is well equipped for hands-on instruction in all areas of cosmetology. A library/media source area offers books and videotapes on cosmetology basics, as well as on more advanced areas of this field of study. Additional theory assistance is available on a one-on-one basis. Programs only offered in English at all locations except the Cosmetology program at the El Paso campus.  Cosmetology 1500 Hours / 50 Weeks Cosmetology is an exciting, fast-paced career that is constantly evolving with new ideas, techniques and equipment. Cosmetologists work with a variety of people each day, assisting them with their beauty needs. Cosmetologists shampoo, cut, perm, color and style hair. They may also provide manicures and pedicures or apply acrylic or gel nails. Course covers: Hair cutting, styling and coloring All aspects of skin care All aspects of nail care Possible careers: Professional stylist Make-up technician Platform artist Product representative Salon owner or manager State board member/examiner Skin care specialist Esthetician Course covers: Bacteriology Facials Hair removal Makeup (application, composition, etc) Salon business skills Possible careers: Skin care specialist Make-up consultant Image consultant Product representative Salon owner Platform artist Theatrical make-up artist Retail specialist Manicurist Uncover a Career of Beauty and Creativity If you're looking for a career in the beauty industry that lets you reveals your talent and creativity, becoming a Manicurist could be the perfect profession for you. As a graduate of the Milan Institute Manicurist program you will have the skills in manicure and pedicure procedures, the use of all manicuring implements and supplies, application of artificial nails, repair of broken or split nails and the care of nails and hands.   Programs Vary by Location
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