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    Posted: Jul 24 2014 at 11:33pm
where i live you dont need to know how to braid at all to get a cosmetology license, and i know plenty of black women who make alot of money off of white clients and dont do weaves/braided styles. not that they dont do our hair at all, but they do like relaxers, blow outs and curl sets etc. 
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Originally posted by Simone1987 Simone1987 wrote:

I am thinking about going back to Cosmetology school this year, but my friends and family continue to hastle me about going back to college to get a degree in paralegal studies since im already employed as a paralegal assistant. problem is.... i know in my heart that, that isnt something i want to do. its f-ing boring! as far as doing hair goes, my skills would be a 6 on a scale from 1-10. I say this because I can do everything except braid. Im sure, many African American Beautician's make most of their profits from sew-in's and braids. Not to mention that EVERYONE has been trying to teach me how to braid, but I am not getting it! So do you all think that going back to Cosmetology school will be a waste of time? 


Look, ultimately it's a decision you're going to have to make taking into consideration where your interests and passions lie and what you're actually good at. I'm looking into Marinello school of beauty at Overland park and it's because make up and fashion has always driven me. I've experimented over the years and I've gotten pretty good. Not GREAT, but that's where beauty school comes in. They teach you how to perfect your skills. So if you think you can do it. then by all means, go right ahead and do it! :) 
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Ladies...go to craigslist and get somebody to teach you guys how to braid. A few lessons will get you guys cranking. Also I hear that a lot of girls look for jobs at weave shops to the girls can teach them how to braid. You don't have to get paid if they say no we won't pay you. just sit there and let them teach you how to braid. trust me its a skill that will never go away once learned. Ladies will forever need to get their hair braided.
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I'm in the same position as you, I honestly don't know what to do. I'm doing Computer Science just bc I need to stick with something and get my degree... Anywho I LOVEEE hair I love to flat iron peoples hair curl it I love to do my hair pretty I do color veryyy good
well a lot of people think that they are shocked when I tell them I do color myself and stuff
I wish I could do hair, my mom always tells me I should do hair on the side one day
But I don't know how to braid :((
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Originally posted by missyo67 missyo67 wrote:

You can always hire an assistant who braids.  Most of the stylists that I go to have braiders/assistants.  Also, you can learn to braid if you really wanted to. Just believe and practice.  Hairgirl203 is a stylist now and she has only been braiding for maybe a couple of years or a year.  Not sure... buy a mannequin and practice.  You'll get it in no time.


Yes I've seen that a lot they have one awesome braider who does all the braids at one natural hair salon i've gone to
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I don't know how to braid. 
 
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Do both because that vocation is not stable, well in where I live.
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Having a " hood" friend, or just a friend has nothing to do with braiding. Some people just get it, some people don't. Then there's those that just takes them a while to. I don't know how to braid and there has always been someone around me growing up who knew how to braid. I wasn't into that sort of thing when I was younger, wish I would've. I think if I actually set some time aside and try I could get it. Op I think you should do what ever makes you happy. I think you should listen to some of these ladies on here and probably try watching YouTube vids, and buying a mannequin would be an excellent idea. Good luck
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You didnt have hood friends growing up OP??? I feel there was always a hood friend that knew and taught all the girls everything while growing up. I'm remembering the days she use to make us practice on eachother and our moms will beat our arses becos the style we ended up with wasnt what we left the house with.
OP practice practice practice.
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Watch people braid carefully and try to emulate what they do...slowly. Even if you feel like you're doing the wrong thing. Cornrowing is basically like doing a single plait and adding more hair to it at each turn. I'm usually a fast learner but when it came to learning to cornrow, boy did I feel in over my head. I kept trying on peoples heads and did rubbish. People refused me to even touch their heads at one point! So I started practising on my own head. I could never do it. I would try once in a while and fail then one day I just did it right. Don't remember how.
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