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 or Chris Pone at [email protected]

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Required 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.

Natural Hair Information Sessions





Beltline Education Center 10/10/19 6:00 PM 402D
Beltline Education Center 10/24/19 6:00 PM 402D
Beltline Education Center 11/07/19 6:00 PM 402D
Beltline Education Center 11/18/19 6:00 PM 402D


NO ADMITTANCE once the session has started!

No registration is required to attend these Information Sessions. 

No children are allowed to attend the Information Sessions.


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

Complete in: 5 months or less (320 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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