Natural Hair Specialist

Individuals interested in becoming a Natural Hair Care Specialist can train at Wake Tech in a facility at the Beltline Education Center. This program prepares current and prospective Natural Hair Care Specialists for board requirements for training and licensure and also allows existing cosmetologists to earn continuing education units.

The course consists of the following:

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

For information about Natural Hair classes, contact [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
  • Money order to pay for registration (the cost of the kit is included in the price of this course)

 

Please email [email protected] to reserve your spot for an online information session. Please include your preferred date, time and the best email address where you can be reached. A link will be emailed to you before the information session begins.

Natural Hair Information Sessions

Location Date Time Availability
Microsoft Teams March 22, 2022 10 a.m. Open
Microsoft Teams March 22, 2022 7 p.m. Open
Microsoft Teams April 7, 2022 10 a.m. Open
Microsoft Teams April 7, 2022 7 p.m. Open
Microsoft Teams April 20, 2022 10 a.m. Open
Microsoft Teams April 20, 2022 7 p.m. Open

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

Complete in: Five months or less (348 hours)

Non-Credit
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Industry Recognized Credential

Course Details & Registration Information

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