Dazzling Braids in the Color Green for Spring

@Khanyimbau Instagram – Green cornrows pulled up into a ponytail, stunning

Are you looking for a trendy new braid hairstyle? Spring into the new season with a refreshing new look. Add a little dazzle to your hair by adding green color yarn, synthetic hair, beads, twine or anything that will give you the fresh feel of spring!

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Beaded green braids half up and half down

These styles below are awesome looks. Recreate any of these braid-styles, do it your self or go to a Hair Braiding Licensed Professional to assist you with getting the look that you have been dreaming of. Don’t be afraid to use bold, synthetic hair or yarn in the color green. Any style in green would be amazing! Go ahead, don’t be shy! Give these dazzling looks a try!

Source: Black Naps – Green Bob Braids
Yarn Twist in deep dark green

Go stylish with this thick yarn twist hairstyle. The dark camo green shade is unique which makes the style look even more chic!
Dark Green Thick Yarn Braids

Lovely side parts are both stylish and girly. This deep dark green yarn braid fits well with almost any style – from chic to edgy – you can wear this anytime.
Cornrows pulled up in a bun
Black and Green Yarn Braids
Jazz up your hair with a twist of brilliant deep green and black with this funky style. Color is a great way to liven up your hair. And if you do it right, you’ve got a stunner in your hands.
Go Navy Moss Green 
Go understated but charming with this beautiful moss green yarn hair. A straight up braid that’s front parted ensures your face becomes the highlight. Pair with subtle makeup and gorgeous eyebrows.
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How to build your Clientele in One Month!

How to make clients fun to your chair for service.  Imagine,  a slow day.  No clients.  You are doing absolutely nothing besides playing around with your own hair or your co-workers.  It’s better to work for half the money than none at all!  Heres how to get clients to sit in your chair for service plus bring their friend along.

Hair Braiders Marketing Tip #1 – 2 for the price of 1.”   This marketing tip is a tip that anyone can use to build their Hair Braiding business.  You don’t have to invest any money, just time,  hard work and dedication.  You must be willing to give your clients a FREE  service or a DISCOUNT that has value to them.  Once they receive what they are looking for, guaranteed, they will become local clients and refer others to you.

Let me share a story about myself and how I know for a fact that this marketing tip works.  I am not originally from Florida.  When I moved here from New York City,  I didn’t know anyone.  I had zero (0) clients!   At that time we didn’t have  social media.  Only flyers, business cards and word of mouth.  I didn’t have advertising dollars, so I had to figure out how to get clients through the door without spending a dime.   Here’s what I did to build my clientele from 0 to 20 in just a few weeks! In 3 months I had over 50 steady clients!

 MARKETING TIP #1 . On my slow days in the salon, which were Tuesday & Wednesday, I offered a 2 for 1 Special.

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What that means is that I did 2 people for the price of 1.  If the hair style cost $100, then one person could pay the entire price and treat their friend to a FREE style.  Or they could split the cost, half and half making the cost of the service $50 for each person.

I offered this special 2 for the price of 1  every week for about 3 months.  It was hard work.  I gave quality service.  My clients were happy and continued to return bringing along a friend to get the 2 for 1 special.  *Please note, a client could not return with the same person who had gotten their hair done previously.  They could only bring NEW CLIENTS.

The purpose of this campaign was NOT MONEY!  It was to BUILD A CLIENTELE.  This marketing campaign was a win for me.  I gained new clients every week.  It was also a win for my client because they got their hair done at 1/2 price.

If you would like to learn more about how to run this 2 for 1  special  to build more clients, leave a message or comment,  I would be happy to help you!:-)

Free Braiders License for Military Personnel

Hair Braider license for military personal/veterans who have completed the 16 hour hair Braiding course.  One of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation primary focus is helping people get to work. This includes military on active duty who hold professional licenses, military spouses and veterans of our armed services. DBPR has several programs in place to assist these individuals with the licensing process on line.  Whether a spouse needs help applying for a state license after being transferred to a Florida duty station, an active duty member wants to keep his or her license current during a deployment, or a veteran is trying to obtain a license with experience earned during his or her service to our country.  Read more

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Military and Veteran Spouses

Military Personnel, Veterans & Military Spouses Licensing Fee Waiver Program

Under House Bill 615, which went into effect July 1, 2017, the Department now has the ability to waive the initial licensing fee for any individual that is currently serving, or has formerly served, as an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States, or a spouse or surviving spouse of such member that was married to the member during a period of active duty who applies to the Department for a state professional license.  Read more…….

Getting your Certificate

If you would like to receive your Hair Braiding 16 hour course Certificate, please click here . If you have any questions about the course, please send us a message.  Any questions about the state waiving the initial licensing fee, please contact them at:

Customer Contact Center

2601 Blair Stone Road

Tallahassee, FL 32399

Phone: (850) 487-1395

Submit Request: Customer Contact Assistance

If you want to learn more, please visit Hair Braiding 16 Hour Course to take the 16 hour course to receive you Braiding License in the state of Florida.

6 of The Best Blue Braid Styles of 2018

Blue Braid PROTECTIVE Hairstyles are very popular.  They can be worn on different occasions. Take a look at 6 of the best braid styles of 2018.

1.  SEXY BLUE AND BLACK BOX BRAIDS

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If you are planning on wearing a protective hair style this summer, please make sure that pressure isn’t placed  on your natural hair strands. Make sure braids for example are not tight, and your hair is not pulling.  Also remember, when wearing these styles, keep hair moisturize to prevent dryness resulting in damage hair. I usually use a mixture of coconut oil and water.  Take a look at the other protective styles below.  I’m sure there is one that suits your fancy.

2.  WAIST LENGTH TWIST STYLE

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3.  JUMBO BOX BRAIDS

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4.  HALF UP INTO A MOHAWK WITH CORNROWS ON THE SIDE

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5.  BLUE BRAID UP-DO

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6.  TWO STRAND TWIST CROCHET

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If you would like to learn more about hair or braiding, please click here to be redirected to Hair Braiding 16 Hour Course.  The place where you will find information about how to promote your braiding business and also get your course for Florida State Licensure.

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.

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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.