Who can perform Hair Braiding and Loctician services in the United States is regulated on a State-by-State basis.

 

Please see the chart below.

 

Alabama: Special Braiding License Required more info- https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/search/al/hair-braiding

More info about cosmetology license: http://www.aboc.state.al.us/

 

Alaska: Full Cosmetology License Required

 

Arizona: No license is required

 

Arkansas: No license is required

 

California: No license is required

 

Colorado: No license is required

 

Conneticut: No license is required

 

Delaware: No license is required

 

Florida: Special Braiding License Required - https://www.floridaonlinecosmetology.com/hair-braiders.aspx

http://www.braidlicense.com/'

https://www.floridaonlinecosmetology.com/index.aspx

 

Georgia: No license is required

 

Idaho: Full Cosmetology License Required https://www.cosmetology-license.com/idaho/

 

Hawaii: Full Cosmetology License Required https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/faq/license-requirements/hawaii option hairstyling license

 

Illinois: Special Braiding License Required https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/search/il/hair-braiding

 

Indiana: No license is required

 

Iowa: No license is required

 

Kansas: No license is required

 

Kentucky: No license is required

 

Louisiana: Special Braiding License Required- A completely separate “braiding” license is offered. (1000 hours of training required) Info about changes happening: https://ij.org/action/braiding-battle-bayou-state/ 

https://beautyschools.com/states/louisiana/hair-braiding/

 

 

Manie: No license is required

 

Maryland: No license is required

 

Massachusetts: Full Cosmetology License Required https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/faq/license-requirements/massachusetts

 

Michigan: No license is required

 

Minnesota: Special Braiding License Required-  Mandatory safety and sanitation hours required. https://rossbeautyacademy.com/products/mnlicense

https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/search/mn/hair-braiding

 

Mississippi: No license is required

 

Missouri: Full Cosmetology License Required- https://www.cosmetology-license.com/missouri/

 

Montana: Full Cosmetology License Required https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/faq/license-requirements/montana

 

Nebraska: No license is required

 

Nevada: Special Braiding License Required- https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/search/nv/hair-braiding

 

New Hampshire: No license is required

 

New Jersey: Full Cosmetology License Required https://www.cosmetology-license.com/new-jersey/

https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/faq/license-requirements/new-jersey

 

New Mexico: Full Cosmetology License Required https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/faq/license-requirements/new-mexico https://www.cosmetology-license.com/new-mexico/

 

New York: Special Braiding License Required- One must have a Natural Hairstylist License in order to do braiding. http://www.mibeautyschoolny.com/NaturalHairStyling.html

https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/search/ny/hair-braiding

 

North Carolina: Special Braiding License Required- One must have a Natural Hairstylist License in order to do braiding (300 hours of training required) https://beautyschools.com/states/north-carolina/hair-braiding/

https://www.nccosmeticarts.com/initiallicensing/naturalhair.aspx

 

North Dakota: Full Cosmetology License Required

 

Ohio: You need to register a Boutique Services Registration that costs $75 info about it you can find here: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4713.69v1

 

Oklahoma: Special Braiding License Required- A completely separate “Braiding” license is offered in our State (600 hours of training required).

 

Oregon: Special Braiding License Required

 

Pennsylvania: Special Braiding License Required- A completely separate “Braiding” license is offered in our State (300 hours of training required).

 

Rhode Island: Full Cosmetology License Required

 

South Carolina: Special Braiding License Required-  Braiding is under Barbering, only 6 hours of safety and sanitation required. https://premieronlineedu.com/courses/sc-natural-hair-braiding/

 

South Dakota: No license is required

 

Tennessee: Special Braiding License Required

 

Texas: No license is required

 

Utah: No license is required

 

Vermont: Full Cosmetology License Required

 

Virginia: No license is required

 

Washington: No license is required

 

West Virginia: No license is required 

 

Wisconsin: Full Cosmetology License Required

 

Wyoming: Full Cosmetology License Required

Ontario: No special license is needed

British Columbia: No special license is needed

 

Sweden: No license is required, your studio have to be inspected by the health department of the government and you need to start your own company.

 

Denmark: No license is required,  you need to start your own company.

 

Holland / Netherlands: No license is required,  you need to start your own company and you need to apply for a permit from the municipality.

 

Ireland: No license is required,  you need to start your own company.

 

Australia: No license is required,  you need to start your own company.

 

New Zeeland: No license is required,  you need to start your own company.

 

To find info about this we do recommend that you look for the info about braiding license is required, you have to remember that being a Hair braider or loctician is a fairly new job and in some counties there are no regulations of this just yet.

 

Usefull links: http://braidingfreedom.com/

http://beautyschools.org/hair-braiding-requirements/