What is the 16 Hour Florida Hair Braiding Course?


Question: What is the 16 Hour Florida Hair Braiding Course? Answer: The *16 Hour Florida Hair Braiding Course is a course for anyone wanting to work in a Hair Salon. The course teaches you how to protect yourself and your clients from diseases & disorders. A Florida Braiders License is no longer required by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations, Cosmetology Board. *(Not a course for CE or licensing)

General Requirements for Hair Braiding are as follows:

a. Applicant must be at least 16 years of age or have received a high school diploma.
b. Applicant must pass a short review quiz in order to complete the hair braiding course.

Now is the time to enter into the multi-billion dollar hair industry. When you take the 16 Hour Hair Braiding Course, many doors of opportunity will then open for you in the field of beauty. You can then pursue a career in the beauty industry as a Hair Braider and later on a Cosmetologist if you desire.

16 Hour Hair Braiding Course Description:

This course is designed to provide 16-hours of instruction in the following areas to become certified in hair braiding:

*5 Hours: HIV/AIDS and other Communicable Diseases.
*5 Hours: Sanitation and Sterilization.
*4 Hours: Disorders and Diseases of the Scalp.
*2 Hours: Laws and Rules of the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which affect the governing practices of Hair Braiding.

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16 Hour Hair Braiding Course

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You can start the 16 hour braiding course whenever it’s convenient. You can even log in and log out as often as you like because our system will keep track of your progress. Study using your mobile phone or computer. With no files to download, it’s simple to earn your 16 Hour Hair Braiding Certificate.

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What is the difference between Hair Wrapping & Hair Braiding

What is the difference between Hair Wrapping & Hair Braiding? I have gotten so many questions and comments on the subject, therefore, I decided to write about the differences between hair wrapping & hair braiding.

According to the Department of Business and Professional Regulations “Hair braiding” means the weaving or interweaving of natural human hair for compensation without cutting, coloring, permanent waving, relaxing, removing, or chemical treatment and does not include the use of hair extensions or wefts.”

“Hair wrapping” means the wrapping of manufactured materials around a strand or strands of human hair, for compensation, without cutting, coloring, permanent waving, relaxing, removing, weaving, chemically treating, braiding,
using hair extensions, or performing any other service defined as cosmetology.

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In the State of Florida, it is mandatory for Hair Braiders to take a 16 Hour Hair Braiding Course. This course is needed for Braiders who want to work in a salon or open their own business.

Hair Wrappers also need to be certified in the state of Florida by taking a 6 hour course. This course is need if you would like to work in a theme park, speciality store, salon adding yarn to an individuals hair.

Model is wrapping yarn into a few strands of her hair

Please do not take the Hair Wrapping course thinking that you can use it together with your Braiding License to add hair extensions into your clients hair.  I am not saying this to scare you or make you uneasy.  I want you to be aware of the consequences.  If you are adding hair into your braided hairstyle and the State Board Inspector walks into your salon, sees you adding hair with a Braiders license, you can be fined! People take chances on a daily basis apply hair extensions, however, it is not approved by the Cosmetology Board, for Hair Braiders to add extension hair even with a Hair Wrappers license.

Many people have their own interpretation of the term ” hair wrapping”.   Question: “Can a Hair Braider or Hair Wrapper add extensions to the hair?  The answer is NO.   Visit the Florida Department of Business & professional regulations website, click here to read the question and answer.  You can also call the DPBR for verbal clarification.  To verify,  you can speak to a customer service representative from the DPBR at this 850-487-1395  from 8:30am to 5:00pm.  They will be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning Hair Braiding or Hair Wrapping.

“Cosmetology” means the mechanical or chemical treatment of the head, face, and scalp for aesthetic rather than medical purposes, including, but not limited to, hair shampooing, hair cutting, hair arranging, hair coloring, permanent waving, and hair relaxing for compensation. This term also includes performing hair removal, including wax treatments, manicures, pedicures, and skin care services.

If you would like to pursue a career in Cosmetology, and receive a license, you will be allowed to add hair extensions into braided hair. 

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An example of “Hair Braided” with extensions.

If you have any comments about this article, or want to add any additional information, I would love to hear from you.