HAIR BRAIDING / NATURAL HAIR DESIGN - PENNSYLVANIA

Hair Braiding
IN
Pennsylvania

Hair braiding is an ancient practice that's recently become very popular in America, and learning how to do some of the most popular styles can lead you into an exciting new career! While hair braiding used to be restricted to major cities, it's rapidly expanding across Pennsylvania.

An eye for detail and the desire to serve your clients can help you start your career. If you want to work as a hair braider, or add this skill to your cosmetology training, we say go for it! Take the first step and contact multiple schools in your area to compare their programs.

State License Requirements
N/A
Education Details

Programs that focus on hair braiding in Pennsylvania cover lots of skills, so you can plan on leaving with the skills you need to succeed in a salon. You may learn a lot about the scalp, including scalp examination, skin types, and scalp disorders. On top of that, you can delve into the many types of hair you'll work with throughout the course of your career. Assessing different types of hair may allow you to discern which braids are ideal for each client. You can spend well over 100 hours learning about the various types of braids and how to execute them! Programs in Pennsylvania may teach you how to do traditional cornrows, dreadlocks, twists, and locks. Depending on what your instructors specialize in, you can also learn more intensive types of braids like Senegalese twists. Before you can get into a salon and put your skills to use, you must know about the laws and standards that govern a braider's career. That's why your curriculum will likely go through laws, sanitation, and hygiene in the workplace.

License Renewal
N/A
License Renewal Hours
N/A
License Renewal Period
Careers
$26,580 
Salary
10.0%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

One of the major benefits of becoming a hair braider is the major growth in this field. As hair braiding reaches more and more communities, a growing number of people are looking for experienced and well-trained hair braiders. If you can market your skills and reach out to your community, you may be able to secure a positive job outlook and get lots of new clients. According to O*Net, the statewide demand for cosmetology professionals is expected to grow 10% between 2010 and 2020. Your salary in this field is largely determined by how hard you work, how many clients you bring in, and what rates you set. Reported cosmetology salaries in Pennsylvania range from $16,900 to $38,200 per year (O*Net, 2013). The average salary for a beauty worker in this state is $23,200 per year. You must get your license through the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology before you can start working as a hair braider. Natural hair braiders need at least 300 hours of training.

Working as a Hair Braider

Hair braiding is an entirely different field than it was even just a few years ago! Serena Solomon reports that although hair braiding used to be an exclusively African-American hair styling procedure, it has become popular in other communities in recent years. This expands your client base and allows you to work with many different types of hair. It's important to be able to look at each client's needs and accommodate them to the best of your ability. This may include doing larger or smaller braids, utilizing artificial hair, or tailoring your style to suit a client's hair texture. Depending on the clients you see and how quickly you work, you may see only a couple of clients per day or lots of customers each shift. Doing a full set of braids can take several hours, but you may be able to complete a touch-up in less than one hour. As you become more confident in different braiding styles, you may be able to work more quickly and get more done each day. As you may expect, your time isn't all spent on braids! You can also spend lots of time in client consultations. As long as you keep striving to provide excellent customer service, you can help your career grow and keep your clients satisfied.

State board Contact Information

Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology
One Penn Center, 2601 North 3rd Street
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone Number: 717-783-7130
Fax Number: 717-705-5540
E-mail Address: st-cosmetology@pa.gov

The Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer questions about obtaining a Pennsylvania license.

Pennsylvania is a state that celebrates their strides forward in hair care.
Building on that tradition, stylists have begun to incorporate hair braiding
more in their services. Budding professionals gain guidance from these
groups.

Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology
Intercoiffure
American Association of Cosmetology Schools

Find the Beauty Schools in Pennsylvania that interest you below,

Award Beauty & Barber School

26 East Antietam Street,
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Program: Cosmetology

The Beauty Institute - Schwarzkopf Professional - Allentown

1921 Union Boulevard,
Allentown, PA 18109

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Lehigh Valley

1634 Macarthur Road,
Allentown-Whitehall, PA 18052

Program: Cosmetology

The Salon Professional Academy, formerly Pruontos Hair Design Institute

415 D Orchard Ave,
Altoona, PA 16601

Program: Cosmetology

The Beauty Institute | Schwarzkopf Professional - Ambler

50 East Butler Pike,
Ambler, PA 19002

Program: Cosmetology

Venus Beauty Academy

600 Turner Industrial Way,
Aston, PA 19014

Program: Cosmetology

Beaver Falls Beauty Academy

720 13th Street,
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Program: Cosmetology

Chambersburg Beauty & Barber School

171 Cedar Avenue,
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Program: Cosmetology

Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy - Erie

930 Peach Street,
Erie, PA 16501

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Hanover

Clearview Shopping Center, 1000 Carlisle Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Harrisburg

3941 Jonestown Road,
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Program: Cosmetology

Jolie Health and Beauty Academy - Hazleton

1057A North Church St.,
Hazleton, PA 18202

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Lancaster

Wheatland Shopping Center, 1801 Columbia Avenue,
Lancaster, PA 17603

Program: Cosmetology

Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork

50 Ranck Ave,
Lancaster, PA 17602

Program: Cosmetology

Lansdale School of Cosmetology, Inc.

215 W Main St,
Lansdale, PA 19446

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Lebanon

Cedar Crest Sq, 1776 Quentin Road,
Lebanon, PA 17042

Program: Cosmetology

Laurel Technical Institute

847 North Main Street,Suite 204
Meadville, PA 16335

Program: Cosmetology

The Cosmetology Academy at Douglas Education Center

130 Seventh Street,
Monessen, PA 15062

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Monroeville-Pittsburgh

320 Mall Boulevard, The Plaza,320 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville-Pittsburgh, PA 15146

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Moosic

3370 Birney Avenue,
Moosic-Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA 18507

Program: Cosmetology

The Beauty Institute | Schwarzkopf Professional - Philadelphia

9902 Roosevelt Blvd,
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - CC Philadelphia

1522 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia-Center City, PA 19102

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - NE Philadelphia

Knights Rd Shp Ctr, 4026 Woodhaven Road,
Philadelphia-Northeast, PA 19154

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - North Hills-Pittsburgh

4768 McKnight Rd,
Pittsburgh-North Hills, PA 15237

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Pottsville

396 Pottsville-St. Clair Highway,
Pottsville, PA 17901

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Reading

2302 N. 5th Street Highway,
Reading, PA 19605

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Shamokin Dam-Sunbury

30 Baldwin Boulevard, Suite 50,
Shamokin Dam-Sunbury, PA 17876

Program: Cosmetology

Laurel Technical Institute

200 Sterling Ave ,
Sharon, PA 16146

Program: Cosmetology

Venus Beauty Academy

1033 Chester Pike,
Sharon Hill, PA 19079

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Springfield-Delaware County

Springfield Shopping Center, 799 West Sproul Rd,
Springfield, PA 19064

Program: Cosmetology

Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology

100 North 8th Street,
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Program: Cosmetology

Laurel Business Institute

11-15 Penn Street,PO Box 877
Uniontown, PA 15401

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - West Mifflin-Pittsburgh

2394 Mountainview Drive, Century Sq Mall,
West Mifflin-Pittsburgh, PA 15122

Program: Cosmetology

Jolie Health and Beauty Academy - Wilkes-Barre

125 North Wilkes-Barre Blvd.,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Wyncote

Cedarbrook Plaza,1000 Easton Road
Wyncote, PA 19095

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - York

2592 Eastern Boulevard, Kingston Sq Shp Ctr,
York, PA 17402

Program: Cosmetology

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