Many of you have asked me about obtaining a braider’s license. A braiding license is different from a cosmetologist’s license. With a braiding license you are only allowed to braid/weave hair. A cosmetologist’s license allows you to use chemicals (i.e. relaxers, and coloring) along with braiding/weaving.
You are limited to what you can do with a braiding license however, if you are not interested in using chemicals then a hair braiders license will work great for you. To obtain your braider’s license you first you need to find out if a braiders license is required for the state that you live in. There are still some states out there who do not require you to have a license to braid and weave hair.
You can find out by contacting the Board for Barbers and Cosmetologists in your state. If you are interested in braiding professionally it is very important that you take the necessary actions to obtain your braiding license.