Hair Braiding

Hair braiders are some of the most specialized beauty professionals in the entire industry, displaying dexterity, creativity, and dedication in their daily work.


State License Requirements
Education Details

The first part of your braiding program may cover being a good cosmetology professional. Your instructors teach you how to follow Tennessee cosmetology laws while maintaining a safe, hygienic workplace. Knowing how to create a variety of braids for your customers is a core part of this career. By watching your instructors create different styles on clients’ hair, following the step-by-step directions given for each style, and practicing on mannequin heads, you may build your braiding skills every day. Commonly covered techniques include weaving, locking, cornrowing, and twisting. You may get training on working with natural hair and extensions.

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

There is a wide range of salaries you may earn as a hair braider in Tennessee. Your income may increase as you build a customer base and become well-known for your technique. The average salary for a Tennessee cosmetology professional is $23,600 per year (O*Net, 2015). A Job in this field may increase as braiding becomes more popular. Between 2015 and 2022, O*Net expects to see cosmetology jobs increase by 19%.

Working as a Hair Braider

Speed and attention to detail are some of the most important traits you can have as a hair braider in Tennessee. Creating a full set of braids can take hours, so it’s crucial that you be able to work rapidly and accurately. As you work more and more, your speed may increase. While you’re still getting established, you may want to practice on friends and family to get some experience. You may work in a few different settings as a hair braider. Salons and spas may hire braiders. Some braiders use their expertise in the field to open up a braiding shop and carve out their own corner of the market.

State board Contact Information

Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-1147
Phone Number: 615-741-2515
Fax Number: 615-741-1310
E-mail Address: Cosmetology.Board@TN.Gov

The Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners can answer any questions you may have about obtaining your cosmetology license in Tennessee.

Hair care in Tennessee is on the upswing, and professionals are taking
the initiative to cater to the various needs of their clients. Intricate hair
braiding is one treatment in high demand. Those looking to learn more
about it obtain information through these organizations.

Tennessee Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
Tennessee Cosmetology Licensing Resources


Find the Beauty Schools in Tennessee that interest you below,

Empire Beauty Schools - Nashville

7106 Moores Lane, Ste A,
Brentwood-Nashville, TN 37027

Program: Cosmetology

Tennessee Career Institute

1412 Trotwood Ave,
Columbia, TN 38401

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute Nashville

1765 Galleria Blvd.,
Franklin, TN 37067

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Jackson

1433 Hollywood Dr,
Jackson, TN 38301

Program: Cosmetology

Georgia Career Institute (TN)

755 Chancery Street,
McMinnville, TN 37110

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty Schools - Memphis-Colonial

568 Colonial Road,
Memphis, TN 38117

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Memphis-Highland

804 South Highland Street,
Memphis-Highland, TN 38111

Program: Cosmetology

Georgia Career Institute Murfreesboro

1233 Comerce Park Drive,
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Program: Cosmetology

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