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State Licensing Requirements

The states that don't require a license to braid hair are Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

Sixteen states don't differentiate hair braiders from hairstylists or cosmetologists, and require a full license. These states are Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Florida, Minnesota, Oregon, and South Carolina require a license to braid hair but licensees only need to take coursework of a week or less.

The remaining states and Washington DC have more stringent requirements for licensing but do recognize hair braiding as a separate occupation.

 

The states listed below are the hours needed to perform hair weaving, hair extensions, hair braiding, and wig making services. All of our classes are certification classes and in some states you may also take the state exam with our certification training. If you have any questions regarding your state requirements please call and speak to a school counselor. (877) 219-2229

Currently we provide certification training in these states listed in -RED

 

State

 

Hours Required

Arizona

0

California

0

Connecticut

0

Georgia

0

Kansas

0

Maryland

0

Michigan

0

Mississippi

0

Utah

0

Virginia

0

Washington

0

Kentucky

0

Oregon

Online module and written exam

South Carolina

6

Florida

16

Minnesota

30

Texas

0

Washington DC

100

Alabama

210

Nevada

250

Illinois

300

New York

300

North Carolina

300

Pennsylvania

300

Tennessee

300

Ohio

450

Louisiana

500

Oklahoma

600

West Virginia

1000

Wyoming

1000

Massachusetts

1000 +2 yr

New Jersey

1200

Colorado

1200

Missouri

1200

Hawaii

1250

Arkansas

1500

Delaware

1500

Indiana

1500

Maine

1500

New Hampshire

1500

Rhode Island

1500

Vermont

1500

New Mexico

1600

Alaska

1650