Hair Braiding

Within the field of cosmetology, students have a wide variety of career paths to look into and consider. If you’ve ever seen a fully braided head of hair, you know how intricate and beautiful braiding can be.

By learning about hair braiding schools in Oklahoma and what braiders do, you can find out if this is the right career path for you.

State License Requirements
Education Details

Braiders, above all, need to know how to recreate, tweak, and touch up various styles. After learning basic braiding styles, your instructor can help you learn about in-depth techniques like weaving, locking, twisting, and cornrowing. You don’t just listen to the step-by-step instructions or watch your instructor use a technique. Actually, you spend a lot of your time practicing the styles on mannequin heads. Of course, like any other cosmetology professional, you need to have a strong professional background to properly serve clients and represent the industry as a whole. That’s why your education should cover laws and sanitary standards.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
1 Year
License Renewal Period
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

The field of cosmetology is seeing steady growth in Oklahoma, which may help you as you begin your career as a hair braider. Since hair braiding is still hitting its stride in many parts of the Midwest, you may see demand for hair braiders grow in Oklahoma. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net hopes that job openings for cosmetology professionals may increase by 8%. The average salary for an Oklahoma cosmetology professional is $20,400 per year (O*Net, 2014).

Working as a Hair Braider

Every day is different when you work as a hair braider. If you decide to open your own braiding shop, you may be able to schedule customers as it fits your schedule and fit business management tasks into your day. If you are employed by a spa or salon, you may work set shifts and take walk-in customers. Though you may have to hustle early in your career to make your name known and reach customers, you should be able to build a customer base. Then, more of your day may involve touchups for loyal customers.

State board Contact Information

State of Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology
2401 NW 23rd, Suite 84, Shepherd Mall
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone Number: 405-521-2441
Fax Number: 405-521-2440
E-mail Address:

The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology can help with updating a change of name or change of address as well as answer any questions about your Oklahoma cosmetology license.

The hair industry within Oklahoma has seen rapid development within
this decade. This is due in part to the expert techniques of stylists, who
have added hair braiding to their resumes. All parties wanting to know
more go to these organizations.

Oklahoma State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
Associated Hair Professionals
Professional Beauty Association

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