Hair Braider

Hair Braider

(No Hour Requirement- Must pass theory, state law, and practical tests.)

Scope of Practice

A hair braider is a licensed professional that engages in the practice of hair braiding. The scope of practice for a hair braider in the State of Nevada is:

  • The natural form of hair manipulation by braiding, cornrowing, extending, lacing, locking, sewing, twisting, weaving or wrapping human hair, natural fibers, synthetic fibers and hair extensions. The practice may be performed by hand or by using simple braiding devices, including, without limitation, clips, combs, hairpins, scissors, needles and thread.;
  • Cleansing the scalp; and
  • The making of customized wigs from natural hair, natural fibers, synthetic fibers and hair extensions.

The scope of practice for hair braider does not include:

  • The use of penetrating chemical hair treatments, chemical hair coloring agents, chemical hair straightening agents, chemical hair joining agents, permanent wave styles or chemical hair bleaching agents applied to growing human hair;
  • The cutting or growing of human hair, except that the term includes the trimming of hair extensions or sewn weave-in extensions only as applicable to the braiding process; or
  • Any other activity defined as cosmetology.

How to Get Licensed

If you have a signed affidavit that you have performed hair braiding services (described above) for at least one (1) year on a relative (6th degree of consanguinity), you are eligible to take the theory, Nevada State Law, and practical tests. Once you pass the hair braiding tests, you will receive the license. Please complete the Individual Application

If you are licensed in another state, district, or territory you may be eligible for reciprocity (transferring your license to Nevada). Please visit our Reciprocity Information page for more information.