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


Find the Beauty Schools in Nevada that interest you below,

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

4020 Kietzke Ln,
Reno, NV 89502

Program: Cosmetology

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