Natural Hair Specialist

Individuals interested in becoming a Natural Hair Care Specialist can now train at Wake Tech in a facility at the Beltline Education Center. This program prepares current and prospective Natural Hair Care Specialists for the newly-issued board requirements for training and licensure, and can also be a great opportunity for existing cosmetologists to earn continuing education units (CEUs).

Get the training you need to be workforce ready! Prepare for the NC Natural Hair Care Braiding License Exam. 

The course consists of:

  • Twisting the hair
  • Wrapping
  • Extending
  • Locking
  • General sciences
  • Practices specific to infection control
  • Bacteriology
  • Client consultation
  • Business management
  • Professional ethic
  • And other related topics

For information about Natural Hair classes, please contact Maribel Jefferies at [email protected] or 919-334-1588, [email protected] or 919-334-1590.

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Required Online Information Sessions

Attend a mandatory information session to learn about registration fees, admission requirements, books, kits, uniforms, and program schedule. You must attend an information session before you can register for this course.

Requirements for Registration:

  • Government-issued ID
  • Social Security number or Tax ID number
  • High School Diploma/GED or CRC and Money Order in order to register for this course.

The cost of the kit is included in the price of this course.

Please email Maribel Jefferies at [email protected] to reserve your spot for an online information session. Please include your preferred date, time, and the best e-mail address to reach you at. A link will be sent to your e-mail address before the information session begins.

Natural Hair Information Sessions




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You must attend an Information Session before you can register.



Industry-recognized credential: North Carolina State Board of Cosmetics Arts

Complete in: 5 months or less (348 hours)

For non-credit student support services or to see if you qualify for financial assistance, contact the Career Pathways Program & Student Resources. 

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Course Details & Registration Information

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